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Behind-the-Scenes With ATI Eyefinity 6 in Our Labs

It's been teased for some time, but AMD's ATI Radeon HD 5870 with Eyefinity 6 is finally here. Rather than the three monitors that existing Radeon HD 5000 series can drive, the new Eyefinity 6 edition doubles that and can push six displays simultaneously through six mini-DisplayPort outputs.

"The ATI Radeon HD 5870 Eyefinity 6 Edition graphics card opens the door to a new era in personal computing," said Matt Skynner, vice president and general manager, AMD Graphics Division. "With the ATI Radeon HD 5870 Eyefinity 6 Edition, PC users get the ultimate panoramic computing experience in one powerful card. By bridging the innovation in ATI Eyefinity technology with broad ecosystem support, AMD is revolutionizing the PC visual experience."

Features of the new ATI Radeon HD 5870 Eyefinity 6 Edition include:

  • 2GB of GDDR5 memory.
  • Inclusion of five adaptors: two mini DisplayPort to DisplayPort adapters, two passive mini DisplayPort to DVI dongles, and one passive mini DisplayPort to HDMI dongle.
  • Support for 3×2 display configuration with new configurations supported in upcoming ATI Catalyst software updates.

For a demonstration of this 3×2 display configuration in action, check out our behind the scenes look from our testing experiences:

Click here to check out a peek at Modern Warfare 2 running across six screens and don't forget to read our full review of the ATI Radeon HD 5870 Eyefinity 6 Edition.

Marcus Yam
Marcus Yam served as Tom's Hardware News Director during 2008-2014. He entered tech media in the late 90s and fondly remembers the days when an overclocked Celeron 300A and Voodoo2 SLI comprised a gaming rig with the ultimate street cred.
  • Now this will open the market for bezel free, interlocking LED screens. :D
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  • rigaudio
    Can it do six portrait monitors in a single row? That would be optimal for shooters, I think.
    Edit: No, wait, there'd still be a centre bezel. How about 5 in a row, then?
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  • curnel_D
    rigaudioCan it do six portrait monitors in a single row? That would be optimal for shooters, I think.Edit: No, wait, there'd still be a centre bezel. How about 5 in a row, then?It'd be amazing for Flight Sims though.
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  • HansVonOhain
    Curnel_DIt'd be amazing for Flight Sims though.
    My thoughts exactly. Patiently waiting for SOW:Battle of Britain from 1C company.
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  • bdonedge
    I think it was made with Flight Sims in mind. That being said, 5 in a row should cut out the central bezel making COD way more fun
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  • Nintendork
    Two of this in CF are the paradise for this res (see anandtech's review).
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  • gamebrigada
    Man I wish you could use 2 of these and run 12 monitors. Surround Vision anyone?
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  • cruiseoveride
    Why dont you guys enable the pixel compensation feature?
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  • bezel-less LCDs, or 5 in portrait. both the fps and racing game looked terrible. especially the dropped frames in the racing game.
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  • agnickolov
    I'd be more interested in a 5570 or 5450 - for productivity reasons obviously.
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