ATI Radeon HD 5870 Eyefinity 6 Edition graphics card is here

Harnessing the world’s most powerful graphics processor, AMD today introduced the ATI Radeon™ HD 5870 Eyefinity 6 Edition graphics card. Equipped with 2GB of GDDR5 memory, the ATI Radeon HD 5870 Eyefinity 6 is the first graphics card capable of rendering in excess of 1 billion pixels per second in today’s titles, unleashing PC game environments of unprecedented size and resolution. Enthusiast gamers now have access to a seamless, stunning perspective across six displays, enabling up to 12 times more resolution than 1080p HD.2,3

“The ATI Radeon HD 5870 Eyefinity 6 Edition graphics card opens the door to a new era in personal computing,” said Matt Skynner, vice president 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.”

ATI Radeon HD-5870 Eyefinity 6 Edition graphics card

Before today, PC enthusiasts needed 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 Eyefinity-validated components to use in their set-ups.

Features of the new ATI Radeon HD 5870 Eyefinity 6 Edition include:

  • 2GB of GDDR5 memory to enable high frame rates and image quality settings in the latest DirectX® 11 games in three- and six-display gaming setups.
  • Full display flexibility right out of the box, with the inclusion of five adaptors4: two mini DisplayPort to DisplayPort adapters, two passive mini DisplayPort to DVI dongles, and one passive mini DisplayPort to HDMI dongle.
  • Support for 3×2 display configuration with new configurations supported in upcoming ATI Catalyst™ software updates.
  • Broad support for software developers worldwide 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.
  • The ability to use 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.
  • ATI Eyefinity technology enhancements were made available in ATI Catalyst™ graphics update version 10.3, including bezel compensation, which helps simulate a more integrated display surface by adjusting for display bezels.

ATI Radeon HD-5870 Eyefinity 6 Edition graphics card

ATI Radeon HD 5870 Eyefinity 6 Edition Graphics Feature Summary

  • 2.15 billion 40nm transistors
  • TeraScale 2 Unified Processing Architecture
    • 1600 Stream Processing Units
    • 80 Texture Units
    • 128 Z/Stencil ROP Units
    • 32 Color ROP Units
  • GDDR5 interface with 153.6 GB/sec of memory bandwidth
  • PCI Express 2.1 x16 bus interface
  • DirectX® 11 support 
    • Shader Model 5.0
    • DirectCompute 11
    • Programmable hardware tessellation unit
    • Accelerated multi-threading
    • HDR texture compression
    • Order-independent transparency
  • OpenGL 3.2 support
  • Image quality enhancement technology
    • Up to 24x multi-sample and super-sample anti-aliasing modes
    • Adaptive anti-aliasing
    • 16x angle independent anisotropic texture filtering
    • 128-bit floating point HDR rendering
  • ATI Eyefinity multi-display technology1
    • Six independent display controllers
      • Drive up to six displays simultaneously with independent resolutions, refresh rates, color controls, and video overlays
    • Display grouping1
      • Combine multiple displays to behave like a single large display2
    • Bezel Compensation3
  • ATI Stream acceleration technology
    • OpenCL 1.0 compliant4
    • DirectCompute 11
    • Double precision floating point processing support
    • Accelerated video encoding, transcoding, and upscaling5,6
      • Native support for common video encoding instructions
  • ATI CrossFireX™ multi-GPU technology7
    • Dual, triple, and quad GPU scaling
    • Dual-channel bridge interconnect
  • ATI Avivo HD Video & Display technology8
    • UVD 2 dedicated video playback accelerator
    • Advanced post-processing and scaling9
    • Dynamic contrast enhancement and color correction
    • Brighter whites processing (blue stretch)
    • Independent video gamma control
    • Dynamic video range control
    • Support for H.264, VC-1, MPEG-2 and Adobe Flash10
    • Dual-stream 1080p playback support11,12
    • DXVA 1.0 & 2.0 support
    • Integrated dual-link DVI output with HDCP13
      • Max resolution: 2560×160014
    • Integrated DisplayPort output
      • Max resolution: 2560×160014
    • Integrated HDMI 1.3 output with Deep Color, xvYCC wide gamut support, and high bit-rate audio
      • Max resolution: 1920×120014
    • Integrated VGA output
      • Max resolution: 2048×153614
    • 3D stereoscopic display/glasses support15
    • Integrated HD audio controller
      • Output protected high bit rate 7.1 channel surround sound over HDMI with no additional cables required
      • Supports AC-3, AAC, Dolby TrueHD and DTS Master Audio formats
  • ATI PowerPlay™ power management technology8
    • Dynamic power management with low power idle state
    • Ultra-low power state support for multi-GPU configurations
  • Certified drivers for Windows 7, Windows Vista, and Windows XP

Speeds & Feeds

  • Engine clock speed: 850 MHz
  • Processing power (single precision): 2.72 TeraFLOPS
  • Processing power (double precision): 544 GigaFLOPS
  • Polygon throughput: 850M polygons/sec
  • Data fetch rate (32-bit): 272 billion fetches/sec
  • Texel fill rate (bilinear filtered): 68 Gigatexels/sec
  • Pixel fill rate: 27.2 Gigapixels/sec
  • Anti-aliased pixel fill rate: 108.8 Gigasamples/sec
  • Memory clock speed: 1.2 GHz
  • Memory data rate: 4.8 Gbps
  • Memory bandwidth: 153.6 GB/sec
  • Maximum board power: 188 Watts
  • Idle board power: 27 Watts

Source: AMD

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