A new and exciting feature for ATI Radeon series 5000 graphics cards is ATI's Eyefinity. ATI introduces Eyefinity technology on their Radeon HD 5000 series graphics cards. This literally boils down to multi-monitor desktop and gaming nirvana! You will have no problem connecting say, three 30" monitors at 2560x1600. The graphics card can take that resolution and in fact combine the screen resolution and play in it, though with a 5700 you will lack the horsepower needed to drive modern games in such resolutions. Three times 1280x1024 however would do pretty well.
We can explain this technology really simply though; you guys remember our Matrox Triplehead2Go reviews right? Well, ATI's Series 5000 graphics cards will be able to drive one to six monitors per graphics card. We've seen and tested this live in action, and it works really nicely. You can combine monitors and get your groove on up-to 7680x3200 pixels separated over several monitors -- multiple monitors to be used as a single display. I think the limit is even 8000x8000 pixels, but don't hold me to that.
So some examples of what you can do here:
Single monitor setup at 2560x1600
Dual monitor setup at 2560x1600 per monitor
Three monitors setup at 2560x1600 per monitor
Six monitors setup at 1920x1080 per monitor
Eyefinity is looking really nice, and sure we also understand that 99% of you guys will never use more than two monitors. That other 1% definitely matches the Guru3d audience. Personally I like to game on three screens. It's really immersive.
Mind you that for six monitor support, a special edition (Eyefinity6) card will be launched with six display ports. Your average Radeon HD 5700/5800 series card will have three or four monitor outputs. In fact the reference cards have two DVI, one HDMI and one display port connector all on one card. If you are bold enough to go for a multi-monitor setup, it really is ideal to get three screens for flight sims, racing games, role paying games, real-time strategy, first-person shooters and sure, even multimedia apps.
Eyefinity is modular and thus allows users to rearrange the number of discrete images created in addition to their shape according to your liking. Guru3D users and gamers will no doubt find this setup to their liking. It will be interesting to learn just what kind of living room you have if you were to employ such a configuration. Please post your setups in our forums.
We expect this to be a great feature for all kinds of simulations, the flight-sim community must be going wild for sure alright!
HAWX probably is the best title to show off. Mind you that if you watch the videos, make sure that the HD button is enabled.
Please read our full article on ATI Eyefinity right here.
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