Some Fun With A 6-Screen ATI Eyefinity Configuration

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 we're working with. What you see above is six Dell 22" LCDs, each with a native resolution of 1920x1080. A little simple arithmetic reveals the effective desktop resolution of a setup like this is 5760x2160, or 12.4 megapixels.  You want high res? We've got it right here.  What's more interesting than sitting at the Windows desktop, is gaming on a 6-screen setup like this. With that in mind, we also snapped a couple of quick videos showing that a single Radeon HD 5870 Eyefinity 6 Edition can do in H.A.W.X. and Left 4 Dead 2.


We should note that anti-aliasing and anisotropic filtering were used in both games while running at 5760x2160. 
We can't tell you what the actual frame-ratres are just yet, but will be able to soon. For now enjoy the eye-candy.  As you could see easily in the video however, both titles were totally playable with these high image quality settings enabled at this super high resolution.

Here are some additional details of the card that was driving this insane gaming setup in our office today.

The Radeon HD 5870 Eyefinity 6 Edition Is On The Horizon

Keep that drool napkin handy.  More details to follow in our full review in the weeks ahead.