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Graphics card packs 2GB GDDR5 memory

Posted: 12 Apr 2010     Print Version  Bookmark and Share

Keywords:graphics card  GDDR5  DisplayPort 

ATI Radeon HD 5870 Eyefinity 6 Edition

AMD rolls out the ATI Radeon HD 5870 Eyefinity 6 Edition graphics card that can deliver access to a seamless perspective across six displays, enabling up to 12x more resolution than 1080p HD. The 2GB GDDR5 memory allows rendering in excess of 1 billion pixels per second.

PC enthusiasts used to need two or even three graphics cards to simultaneously drive six independent computer monitors at and beyond 1080p HD resolutions. The ATI Radeon HD 5870 Eyefinity 6 Edition delivers that capability in one graphics card, reducing the cost of ownership for a six-screen display while streamlining the ease with which gamers and productivity experts can set up hundreds of possible multi-monitor configurations.

Users can also benefit from a well-developed ecosystem around ATI Eyefinity technology, including broad support by the game development community. Updates in the latest ATI Catalyst graphics driver software continue to improve the ATI Eyefinity experience by periodically enabling new features, while a partner program exists to help assist users in identifying ATI EyefinityValidated components to use in their set-ups.

The HD 5870 Eyefinity 6 Edition's 2GB GDDR5 memory enables high frame rates and image quality settings in the latest DirectX 11 games in three- and six-display gaming setups. It also delivers full display flexibility right out of the box, with the inclusion of five adaptors: two mini DisplayPort to DisplayPort adapters, two passive mini DisplayPort to DVI dongles, and one passive mini DisplayPort to HDMI dongle.

The graphic card also supports 3x2 display configuration with new configurations supported in upcoming ATI Catalyst software updates. It also offers broad support for software developers including Bioware, Codemasters, EA and Turbine, who have adopted ATI Eyefinity multi-display technology in the latest DirectX 11 games such as DiRT 2 from Codemasters and Battlefield Bad Company 2 from EA DICE.

In addition, HD 5870 Eyefinity 6 Edition's uses ATI CrossFireX multi-GPU technology in conjunction with ATI Eyefinity multi-display capabilities as released in ATI Catalyst graphics drivers version 10.2, enabling increased gaming performance when driving high-resolution ATI Eyefinity display groups.

"The ATI Radeon HD 5870 Eyefinity 6 Edition graphics card opens the door to a new era in personal computing," said Matt Skynner, VP and general manager, AMD graphics division. "With the ATI Radeon HD 5870 Eyefinity 6 Edition, PC users get the ultimate panoramic computing experience in one powerful card. By bridging the innovation in ATI Eyefinity technology with broad ecosystem support, AMD is revolutionizing the PC visual experience."

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