Items tagged with Eyefinity

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 way to workaround that limit with their drivers. Although, we sure the supply issues AMD had to contend... 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 and people are able to play computationally intensive games on Performance level systems. Performance... 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 lot of adapters. The card itself is based around the ATI HD5770, with an 850MHz core clock speed,... 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 we're working with. What you see above is six Dell 22" LCDs, each with a native resolution of 1920x1080.... 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 and capabilities. Set and Spike: Catalyst 10.2 and 10.3A fair number of the goodies we'll discuss today... Read more...
Though in years past, CES has been a bit of a let-down in terms of wow-factor for demonstrations of new products and technologies, this year's 2010 CES proved to be rather impressive in many ways.  There were lots of new break-throughs on display, from hand-helds to notebooks and of course gaming rigs of all kinds.  We'll have more coverage for you in the days ahead but we wanted to get this one punched up as soon as humanly possible, though our overworked and over-indulged bodies are still recovering from Vegas mayhem.  Regardless, early Friday morning, even before the caffeine kicked in, we spent some time with our friends from Ostendo in a live demo of their CRVD display technology. ... Read more...
AMD's "Sweet Spot" GPU strategy over the last few years has been fairly predictable. Instead of producing the biggest, most powerful GPU possible--yields be damned--the company sets out to produce a relatively high-end GPU, using a cutting edge fabrication process, that hits a proverbial sweet spot between cost and performance. Then derivatives, and even multiples, of that GPU are used to flesh out a top-to-bottom line-up of graphics cards, that hit a broad range of price points.It began with the RV670, which powered the single-GPU based Radeon HD 3870 and dual-GPU Radeon HD 3870 X2--hence the X2. Then came the RV770, which powered the Radeon HD 4870 and eventually the Radeon HD 4870 X2. The... Read more...
AMD's "Sweet Spot" GPU strategy over the last few years has been fairly predictable. Instead of producing the biggest, most powerful GPU possible--yields be damned--the company sets out to produce a relatively high-end GPU, using a cutting edge fabrication process, that hits a proverbial sweet spot between cost and performance. Then derivatives, and even multiples, of that GPU are used to flesh out a top-to-bottom line-up of graphics cards, that hit a broad range of price points. It began with the RV670, which powered the single-GPU based Radeon HD 3870 and dual-GPU Radeon HD 3870 X2--hence the X2. Then came the RV770, which powered the Radeon HD 4870 and eventually the Radeon HD 4870 X2. The... Read more...
AMD is rolling out two more graphics cards—the HD 5770 and 5750—that are designed to put the company's ATI Radeon technology in lower cost devices. Both cards support Microsoft's DirectX 11 technology which will arrive with the upcoming release of Windows 7 on October 22. The AMD GPUs offer more than 1 TeraFLOPS of compute power, support AMD's Eyefinity multiple display technology, and target lower-cost devices. The GPUs are built on 40nm technology. The HD 5770 has 800 stream processors and GDDR5 RAM clocked at 1.2GHz. The GPU core is clocked at 850MHz. The HD 5750 has 720 stream processors and is clocked at 700MHz on the core and 1.15GHz on the memory. Both of the cards will be priced well... Read more...
Exactly one week ago today, AMD unleashed the ultra powerful, DirectX 11-ready ATI Radeon HD 5870 upon the PC gaming world and staked a claim as the undisputed 3D performance leader. Having evaluated the features, performance, and image quality of AMD's latest and greatest flagship we were left thoroughly impressed, not only with the new Radeon's killer performance, but its extensive feature set, excellent image quality, power consumption, and competitive price.In our coverage of the official launch of the Radeon HD 5870, we also revealed AMD's plan to release a more affordable, pared-down version of the card, with a shorter PCB, lower core and memory frequencies, also sans a few stream processors... Read more...
Not sure if you heard, but ATI had a little introduction this week. Or, maybe you'd consider it a big introduction. The new desktop-grade Radeon HD 5870 hit the scene in a big way, and you knew there was no way a GPU maker as prominent as MSI would be sitting this one out. Thus, the company has found time to issue the new R5870 and R5850 series graphics card just after its comical Batman-themed GPU hit the market. As predicted, these new devices support DirectX 11 and an array of AMD-exclusive performance enhancing technologies. Built on 40nm process technology, the dense GPU supports the newest OpenGL/OpenCL standards, supports Eyefinity and is equipped with twin dual-link DVI ports and even... Read more...
iBUYPOWER's new Gamer Fire 480, Gamer Fire 600, and Gamer Mage 855 Gaming PCs take advantage of the newly announced ATI Radeon HD 5850 or 5870 graphics cards. Gamers will appreciate the new GPU’s Eyefinity technology, which lets the new Radeon cards drive up to six 30-inch displays. The new graphics cards also lighten the load on the system's processor by taking on tasks like video transcoding. The new Gamer Fire 480 pairs the new ATI Radeon HD 5850 with AMD’s latest 3.1Ghz Dual-Core Phenom II X2 550. This budget-minded system also offers 4GB DDR2 system memory and a 320GB hard drive for just over $800. For a bit more functionality, the Gamer Fire 600 Gaming PC steps up to a triple-core AMD Phenom... Read more...
CyberPower introduced a trio of custom-built gaming PCs based on AMD's new 5800 series of video cards that feature DirectX 11 and Eyefinity multi-display technology. As you may recall, ATI’s Eyefinity technology enables you to seamlessly connect up to six ultra high definition displays in a variety of portrait and landscape configurations. CyberPower's three new systems include the Intel-based Gamer Xtreme 4200 and Gamer Xtreme 5200 as well as the AMD-based Gamer Dragon 9500. Read on for a closer look at each of the new systems below. CyberPower Intros Three Power-Packed Systems That Unlock The Near Eye Definition of ATI’s Next-Gen 5800 Series GPU Technology BALDWIN PARK, CA (September 23, 2009)... Read more...
By now, many of you are probably aware that the launch of AMD's next-generation, DirectX 11-compliant graphics cards is imminent. Rumors about the launch and the products themselves has been trickling out for quite a while now and lots of information--some right and some wrong--is already available at various places around the web. While we can't disclose any detailed specifications or product specifics just yet, we do have some information about a new feature being implemented in the next-gen Radeons that we are able to share with you now.The feature is called Eyefinity and what it does in essence, is allow for multiple monitors to be used as a single display. As it stands today, for the most... Read more...
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