PC Perspective has posted a video showing Eyefinity using curved displays. My favorite uses rear projectors to get rid of the bezels. Of course, there is some problems with the overlap of projectors, but it is less egregious than the bezels, in my opinion. Another demonstration uses the Ostendo monitors that we talked about originally last year, then posted a followup in February. Check out the PC Perspective site for more info.
Guru3D has a nine page review of the AMD Radeon HD 5870 Eyefinity6 posted. As we described earlier, this card is no different than the regular AMD Radeon HD 5870 with the exception of its having 6 mini-DisplayPorts, and 2 GB of memory. Guru3D has posted several of its videos of the Eyefinity6 in action on YouTube, some of which we posted about recently, and even tested out using it in Crossfire mode (that is, using two Eyefinity6 cards together)!
So yes, we’ll look at Eyefinity6, we’ll build a nice frame that can hold the six Dell monitors we are using in this review and then will get our groove on. Now we’ll also show some performance numbers as we’ll not only use one, but two Radeon HD 5870 Eyefinity6 cards, which we’ll setup in CrossfireX, but more overly I like this article to be a show case. As such we’ll record some high-definition footage and show you videos of a gaming in a MASSIVE monitor resolution of 5040×2100.
Anandtech has a nine page review of the AMD Radeon HD 5870 Eyefinity6 posted. This card sports 6 mini-DisplayPorts, and comes with two mini-DisplayPorts to DisplayPorts adapters. In addition, it has 2 passive mini-DisplayPorts to single-link DVI adapters and one passive mini-DisplayPorts to HDMI adapter. The GPU core runs at 850MHz core and the memory runs at a 1.2GHz clock, just like the regular Radeon HD 5870. Other than the 6 mini-DisplayPorts, the only difference then is that it has 2 GB of memory. What does Anandtech think of the new card?
As a general gaming card however, there are definite issues. In existing titles, with 3 or fewer screens, we just didn’t see a tremendous performance advantage to the 5870 E6. The larger frame buffer did help raise minimum frame rates, but not enough to positively impact the average frame rates in our tests. Even in triple display setups we didn’t see any reason to get the E6 card.
Previously [H]ard|OCP posted a video reviewing how easy it is to game with ATI’s eyefinity feature, assuming that you have the right hardware and LCD screens to do it. Now, [H]ard|OCP has posted a video review of the gaming performance of the ATI Radeon 5870 2GB graphics card. This card is running a 3×2 tiled display using Eyefinity. While it is a cool idea, the real question is how does it really play? From the introduction to the video:
Just to be clear, this is not our review of the ATI Radeon 5870 2GB Eyefinity 6 video card that will soon be available. This is however a look at what sort of gaming experience you should expect if you were using one to push six displays.
We take the Eyefinity 6 single-GPU card for a spin in some of the latest video games out, including: Metro 2033, Supreme Commander 2, Aliens vs. Predator, Bad Company 2, Batman, and Borderlands. 5760×2160 resolution is impressive, no matter how you look at it, but does it create a good gaming experience?
The take-away from the video is that in a 3×2 configuration, the bezels get in the way. This is especially true in first person shooter games. Click through the link to see the video.
Guru3d has been playing around with the new, and still unreleased, Eyefinity6 cards from AMD. Eyefinity6 graphics cards are slated to be released on March 29.
Currently we are testing ATI’s Radeon 5870 Eyefinity6 – in CrossfireX actually. Early next week we’ll have a nice article ready for you where we’ll show you how to build such a setup, what is needed. And then obviously we’ll have a chat about performance but most of all we like to show you little video showcases with a lot of games.
Imagine putting five 22″ LCD monitors together to run a 5×1 Eyefinity setup. That is a total screen resolution of 8400×1050. That is not too shabby. The setup was a Intel E5200 CPU running at 3.33 GHz, 4GB of memory, and a Radeon HD5850. The game they are playing is DIRT2. Of course, a 5×1 setup is not currently available in the ATI drivers, but as we have reported before, it should be coming soon. Take a look at the embedded video below.
Guru3D has posted a news item today on the PowerColor HD5770 Eyefinity5 card. The card runs its GPU core at 850 MHz, while the 1GB of DDR5 memory runs at 1200 MHz. You can find out more information about the card in its press release.
This is a slower card than the HD5870 which supports Eyefinity6. I guess that is why it only has 5 mini-DisplayPorts and not 6 of them. Guru3D first posted information about the new card in its CeBIT report. But now the card has become official. No word on a release date or price. I suspect it will be released on March 29, which is when the other Eyefinity6 cards are slated to be released.
“As the first graphics solution supports up to 5 displays, the PowerColor HD5770 Eyefinity 5 delivers an immersive HD gaming performance with wider field of view and increases productivity at the same time,” says Ted Chen, CEO of TUL Corporation.
[H]ard|OCP has posted a video reviewing how easy it is to game with ATI’s eyefinity feature, assuming that you have the right hardware and LCD screens to do it. They take three games that have been released recently, and show how well it works. One issue that crops up is the ATI badge overlays the game, which to me would detract from the game. Personally, I am still waiting for the Eyefinity6 edition to come out.
Given that Eyefinity gaming has had some time to mature, we wanted to kick the tires on it and see just how easy it was now days to get Eyefinity up and running with the latest games. We execute Bad Company 2, Supreme Commander 2, and Aliens vs. Predator for the first time and show you what it takes to configure the games for a 3×1 Eyefinity Landscape configuration at 5760×1200.
Tweaktown.com is reporting the the launch date for Eyefinity6 will be March 29th. That should be just after Nvidia releases the GTX 480 and GTX 470, which is scheduled for will be March 26th. It looks like ATI plans on spoiling Nvidia’s launch. Until then, they are glad to provide you a video interview with AMD. Just hit the second link below for the interview.
In our second video from GDC 2010, Nicole attends the Day 0 AMD event spoke with AMD’s Worldwide Developer Relations Manager, Richard Huddy about AMD’s latest developments at the show and a basic rundown on what AMD has in store for physics and 3D gaming and movies in the future. Towards the end of the video you will also get a look at multi-screen gaming and even an early preview of ATI Eyefinity6!