Radeon HD 5870 Eyefinity6 review

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Meet the Radeon HD 5870 Eyefinity6. In all it's essence this is a regular Radeon HD 5870 with some slight changes. First up we spot a small core frequency increase to give the product a little more of an aggressive bite, it's only 50 MHZ more though. What is interesting though is that this model comes packed with 2GB memory. Especially in very high resolutions like used today that will help out a lot with AA.

Next to that we obviously spot the 6 DisplayPorts. Let's zoom in on that


Here we have the six mini-DisplayPort connectors and bellow it the cooling exhaust. Should regular sized DisplayPort connectors have been used ATI would have had to forfeit on cooling. This is a perfectly fine solution and from what I heard ATI will deliver the proper cables or converters with the card for your convenience.


The rear side -- just the air intake is to be seen. the cooler itself and the shell is 100% similar to the original Radeon HD 5870s, really nothing has changed on that end.


The card has a slightly higher TDP and as such ATI need to make sure you can deliver enough current to the product. You'll need both a 6-pin and 8-pin PEG connector coming from your power supply. The card will be fed 75 Watts though the PCIe slot, 75 Watts over the 6-pin PEG and then another 150 Watts can be draw from the 8-pin PEG connector. That's 300W available, roughly 75W more than needed.

But let's assemble everything and create us a sweet multi-monitor setup now shall we?

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