Items tagged with Eyefinity

A few weeks back, AMD quietly released a couple of new graphics cards in the Radeon HD 5500 series. For a while there, starting with the Radeon HD 5870 in late September of last year, it seemed like AMD was releasing a new series of graphics cards aimed at different price points, practically every few weeks. Things slowed down a bit once the company had a complete top-to-bottom line-up of DX11 and Eyefinity capable cards from prices ranging from about $49 to $600, but obviously AMD wasn’t quite done beefing up the Radeon HD 5000 series. The recently released Radeon HD 5500 series cards... Read more...
We have a couple of pieces of interesting information coming out of AMD this morning, one of them regarding AMD’s continued use of the ATI brand, the other about an inexpensive, active DisplayPort-to-DVI dongle that should make to cost of entry into multi-screen Eyefinity more palatable for budget conscious consumers. Over the last few weeks, you may have heard rumors about AMD no longer using the ATI brand. We can confirm that this is indeed going to be the case.  AMD will shed the ATI brand name soon but it is not happening immediately and will have no effect on existing product. We... Read more...
Asus launched a new series of commercial notebooks targeted at small to medium-sized businesses. The new B Series notebooks offer three-year warranty as well as Intel Core processors with vPro technology, ATI Mobility Radeon 5470 graphics, and ATI Eyefinity multi-display technology. For power, the B series uses Sonata Long Life Battery technology from Boston-Power. This technology provides the notebook with triple the lifespan of typical notebook batteries. The line will feature 15- and 14-inch models. The 15-inch ASUS B53 is available immediately while the 14-inch ASUS B43 will be available... Read more...
We recently announced an exciting contest, along with our friends at AMD and Asus, in which we planned to give away not one, but two awesome prizes, with some extra weekly prizes thrown in for good measure.   We are giving away an awesome ASUS Matrix 5870 graphics card and three 23” inch LCD monitors as the top prize and the 2nd place prize is an ASUS EAH5850 DirectCU TOP graphics card. We asked HH readers to create a story, picture (real photograph, Photoshop or render) or video about how Eyefinity can change your life and post your entry to this forum thread. The response we received,... Read more...
It's that time again, HotHardware fans! It's time for us to give away some HOT new gaming gear! This time around, we have have teamed with the folks at ASUS and AMD to give away not one, but two awesome prizes, with some extra weekly prizes thrown in for good measure. The full scoop on how to enter and what you can win is detailed below. Good luck! “How Can Eyefinity Change Your Life?” - Contest Presented by ASUS, Hot Hardware, and AMD! To celebrate all the new possibilities that ATI Eyefinity technology introduces, ASUS and AMD are trying to find out more about how Eyefinity can... Read more...
During the summer of 2009, we reviewed ATI's flagship workstation graphics card, the FirePro V8750. At the time, we revealed that it was basically a V8700 with improved memory capabilities. With the launch of the new FirePro V8800 and its new GPU architecture, we expect to see a lot more improvement than just a memory upgrade. As you may have guessed, the V8800 is the workstation equivalent to the Radeon HD 5870. It sports the RV870 GPU with 1600 shader processors, but also offers 2GB GDDR5 memory checking in at 1150MHz. This is the card 3D pros have been anxiously waiting for and its finally ready... Read more...
ATI has come on very strong in the consumer graphics space over the last few months. Besides being first to market with DirectX 11 compatible video cards, unleashing Eyefinity technology on to the masses, and expanding their product line up at every meaningful price point, the Red Team also lays claim to the fastest desktop graphics cards in the world, the Radeon HD 5970. With all of the excitement surrounding these new cards for the consumer market, we wondered when professional graphics models would arrive. For the uninitiated, here's a quick summary. Workstation graphics cards are... Read more...
Back in September of last year, just prior to the official arrival of the Radeon HD 5800 series, we first wrote about AMD's ATI Eyefinity technology and hinted at the fact that cards with six display outputs were coming. Since then, we had seen AMD's 6-output Radeon in action at a number of events, but hadn't been given the opportunity to evaluate one in the lab on our own test hardware, nor had we been informed of an official planned release date.It turns out, Microsoft had implement an artificial limit of four monitors in Windows 7 with the final release of the OS, and AMD had to find a... Read more...
Back in September of last year, just prior to the official arrival of the Radeon HD 5800 series, we first wrote about AMD's ATI Eyefinity technology and hinted at the fact that cards with six display outputs were coming. Since then, we had seen AMD's 6-output Radeon in action at a number of events, but hadn't been given the opportunity to evaluate one in the lab on our own test hardware, nor had we been informed of an official planned release date.It turns out, Microsoft had implement an artificial limit of four monitors in Windows 7 with the final release of the OS, and AMD had to find a... Read more...
Jon Peddie Research has released a report pegging the total value of the PC gaming hardware market at some $27 billion in 2010, up from $20 billion in 2008. Currently, 'enthusiast' class hardware accounts for ~46 percent of that amount. JPR predicts that this will fall to 35 percent in 2013, but because that shift will occur in a growing industry, the total dollar value of hardware sales will grow from $9.5 billion in 2009 to $12.5 billion in 2013. Ted Pollak, Video Game Industry Analyst for JPR, cites a number of influences for this phenomenon. "PC hardware has caught up to most of the software... Read more...
We've been having a bit of fun ourselves with a fancy 6-screen ATI Eyefinity setup in the HH labs, but someone obviously things that an even half-dozen may be "overkill" for some. So obviously, 5 is perfectly acceptable. Powercolor, which knows a thing or two about graphics cards, has just introduced their HD5770 Eyefinity 5, which features " multi-display eyefinity technology, enables up to 5 monitors to be operated from one card through its five mini displayport onboard design." You heard right, this card has five mini-DisplayPorts on it, so if you need some other selection, you'll need an awful... Read more...
We are back again this week to talk about some more HotHardware with our friends at TechVi. Topics include the new 890GX chipset from AMD, Western Digital's SiliconEdge Blue SSD, some fun with ATI's Radeon HD 5870 Eyefinity 6 Edition and 6-screens, and porting Quake II and Quake III to the Motorola Droid...  Show Notes:0:25 - AMD 890GX SB850 Chipset Debut: Phenom II X6 Ready1:15 - WD SiliconEdge Blue 256GB SSD Review3:17 - Some Fun With A 6-Screen ATI Eyefinity Configuration5:59 - Forget About Doom: Quake 2, 3 Up And Running on Motorola Droid7:26 - Showing The Love: HH and Cyberpower PC Sweepstakes... Read more...
We're just doing a bit of testing here in the lab today, and wanted give you all a glimpse of what was on the test bench. We have already given you glimpses of AMD's ATI Eyefinity technology running on more than three screens on a few occasions in the past, but we haven't had the ability to do any hands-on with the technology up to this point because the Radeon HD 5870 Eyefinity 6 Edition and the requisite software wasn't quite ready yet. Well, it's here now. And we'll be able to give you the full scoop very soon... In the meantime, we wanted to show a few examples of the 6-screen Eyefinity setup... Read more...
Generally speaking, driver updates are rather staid affairs whether you prefer yours red or green. It's been years since the release of a driver series that could be expected to boost performance more than 10-15 percent or so in nearly any game.  The benefits of a driver upgrade tend to be more specifically focused on adding new features these days, but that's a trend, not a fact. With its new Catalyst 10.2 and upcoming 10.3 drivers, AMD is baking in a range of new functionality that should both improve performance in existing games, reduce GPU power consumption, and introduce new features... Read more...
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