AMD’s Radeon HD 5870 Eyefinity 6 Has Arrived

"AMD’s long awaited Radeon HD 5870 Eyefinity 6 Edition graphics card is finally out; the graphics card maker announced the launch of its latest GPU late yesterday."

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AMD’s long awaited Radeon HD 5870 Eyefinity 6 Edition graphics card is finally out; the graphics card maker announced the launch of its latest GPU late yesterday. With Eyefinity 6 loaded on, the Radeon HD 5870 has become one of the most impressive graphics processing chips now available in the market.

Boasting 2GB of GDDR5 memory clocked at 1.2GHz, 1600 stream processors, and Cypress GPU running at 850MHz, the HD 5870 Eyefinity 6 is definitely a processing powerhouse. According to AMD, the card has the power to render in excess of 1 billion pixels per second.

Alongside the processing power, the HD 5870 Eyefinity 6 also comes equipped with six DisplayPorts. This allows the card to support up to six displays simultaneously for the most expansive gaming and computing experience ever. Unlike earlier cards, the HD 5870 Eyefinity 6 can deliver true 1080p HD resolution to all six monitors to create an unparalleled computing realm.

Extolling the virtues of the new card, AMD’s vice president and general manager Matt Skynner said, “The ATI Radeon HD 5870 Eyefinity 6 Edition graphics card opens the door to a new era in personal computing. 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.”

In addition to Eyefinity 6, the new HD 5870 supports all the features available in the standard HD 5870 including DirectX 11 5.0, DirectCompute 11, Shader Model 5.0 and OpenGL 3.2. While the new card has been confirmed, AMD has not been forthcoming about the pricing or availability of the card.

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17-03-2010, 08:37:08

cybermaniac
Hey guys,

I have built the following batch file:

Code:
@echo off

REM Snell Backup Batch File
REM Created and Modified by Alex Lane
COLOR 0e

:: variables
set dateNtime="%date:~0,2%-%date:~3,2%-%date:~6,6%"
set drive=H:\Private\ITBackup\%dateNtime%
set backupcmd=xcopy /s /c /d /e /h /i /r /y /k /v

:Start
cls

echo Press 1 to Backup Files.
echo Press 2 to Restore Files.
echo Press 3 to Restore Firefox Profile.
echo Press 4 to Quit.

set /p userinp=Choice #:
set userinp=%userinp:~0,1%
if "%userinp%"=="1" goto 1
if "%userinp%"=="2" goto 2
if "%userinp%"=="3" goto 3
if "%userinp%"=="4" goto 4
echo '%userinp%' is not a valid choice, press any key to try again.
pause>nul
goto start



:1

echo ### Backing up files...
echo ### Setting backup drive as: %drive%

echo ### Backing up Custom Dictionary
%backupcmd% "%USERPROFILE%\Application Data\microsoft\proof" "%drive%\Outlookbackup\Proof"

echo ### Backing up Outlook Autocomplete
%backupcmd% "%USERPROFILE%\Application Data\microsoft\outlook" "%drive%\Outlookbackup\Outlook"

echo ### Backing up Outlook Signatures
%backupcmd% "%USERPROFILE%\Application Data\microsoft\signatures" "%drive%\Outlookbackup\Signatures"

echo ### Backing up Internet Exlorer Favourites
%backupcmd% "%USERPROFILE%\Favorites" "%drive%\Favorites"

REM ### You now have the final countdown stuck in your head

echo ### Backing up Firefox Profile
%backupcmd% "%USERPROFILE%\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles" "%drive%\Firefox\Profiles"

echo ### Backing up My Documents
%backupcmd% "%USERPROFILE%\My Documents" "%drive%\My Documents"

echo ### Backing up Desktop
%backupcmd% "%USERPROFILE%\Desktop" "%drive%\Desktop"

echo ### Backing up Desktop Settings (Wallpaper, screensaver etc)
reg export "HKCU\Control Panel\Desktop" "%drive%\Desktop Settings Backup\backup.REG"

echo ### Listing all programs installed on the computer

regedit /e %temp%\regexport.txt "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall"

find "DisplayName" %temp%\regexport.txt >%temp%\regprogs.txt

for /f "tokens=2 delims==" %%a in (%temp%\regprogs.txt) do echo %%~a >>"%drive%\installedprogs.txt"

del %temp%\regexport.txt
del %temp%\regprogs.txt

goto endbackup



:2


echo ### Restoring files...
echo ### Restoring files from %drive%


echo ### Restoring Custom Dictionary
%backupcmd% "%drive%\Outlookbackup\Proof" "%USERPROFILE%\Application Data\microsoft\proof"

echo ### Restoring Outlook Autocomplete
%backupcmd% "%drive%\Outlookbackup\Outlook" "%USERPROFILE%\Application Data\microsoft\outlook"

REM ### You have lost the game

echo ### Restoring Outlook Signatures
%backupcmd% "%drive%\Outlookbackup\Signatures" "%USERPROFILE%\Application Data\microsoft\signatures"

echo ### Restoring Internet Exlorer Favourites
%backupcmd% "%drive%\Favorites" "%USERPROFILE%\Favorites"

echo ### Restoring My Documents
%backupcmd% "%drive%\My Documents" "%USERPROFILE%\My Documents"

echo ### Restoring Desktop
%backupcmd% "%drive%\Desktop" "%USERPROFILE%\Desktop"

goto endrestore



:3

echo ### Restoring Firefox Profile
%backupcmd% "%drive%\Firefox\Profiles" "%USERPROFILE%\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles"

goto endrestore





:endbackup
cls
echo Backup Complete!
echo.
echo.
echo.
echo Thank you for using the IT Department's Profile autobackup facility
echo.
echo Your Backup is located at %drive%
echo Please press any key to exit
pause>nul
exit


:endrestore
cls
echo Restore Complete!
echo.
echo.
echo.
echo Thank you for using the IT Department's Profile autobackup facility
echo.
echo Your Backup has been restored from %drive%
echo Please press any key to exit
pause>nul
exit

:4
reg query "HKCU\Control Panel\Desktop" /v ConvertedWallpaper > "H:\Private\backup.txt"
find ConvertedWallpaper "H:\Private\wpexp.txt" "H:\Private\Wallpaper.txt"
set wallpaper < "H:\Private\Wallpaper.txt"

pause


cls
echo Thank you for using the IT Department's Profile autobackup facility
echo.
echo Please press any key to exit
pause>nul
exit


Most of this works, except for one bit that I am trying to implement:

this is what I have so far:

Code:
reg query "HKCU\Control Panel\Desktop" /v ConvertedWallpaper > "H:\Private\backup.txt"
find ConvertedWallpaper "H:\Private\wpexp.txt" "H:\Private\Wallpaper.txt"
set wallpaper < "H:\Private\Wallpaper.txt"


What I am trying to do is this:

Back up the user's current desktop background, chosen screen saver, and misc values that go with it.

now, exporting the registry file is easy as seen here:

Code:
echo ### Backing up Desktop Settings (Wallpaper, screensaver etc)
reg export "HKCU\Control Panel\Desktop" "%drive%\Desktop Settings Backup\backup.REG"


But to be able to actually restore the background + screensaver, one would ideally need to be able to get the dynamic value of the wallpaper and screensaver path + file name.

Does anyone know how I would go about this, WITHOUT using an external exe?

Thanks guys!

17-03-2010, 09:38:25

VonBlade
Can't you call the MS Files and Settings transfer wizard to pull that information and then /q restore that?

17-03-2010, 10:39:10

cybermaniac
probably, but it would most likely back up more than I wish, I'd rather have specific batch file to do the job.

Might need to package up setx :/

17-03-2010, 11:32:50

Freak
I think that windows creates a copy of the background to a specific file called background or summat like that.

17-03-2010, 12:21:49

cybermaniac
So far I've managed to do the following:

Code:
@echo off

reg query "HKCU\Control Panel\Desktop" /v Wallpaper > "h:\backup.txt"
@ping 127.0.0.1 -n 2 -w 1000 > nul

setx bob -f h:\backup.txt -r 0,1 REG_SZ

@pause > nul


It allows me to see the current value of the reg key called "wallpaper" (current wallpaper), and export it to a text file.

It then waits 2 seconds until it calls upon setx, and reads the line.

question is....how do I now do the following?:

A) call upon variable "bob" to back up that particular file,

B) once I restore the registry key, how do I then restore that dynamic file (as the wallpaper might always have a different name depending on what the user has used as a background)?

22-04-2010, 06:01:59

cybermaniac
awesome, managed to sort it out. No need for setx or any other external file/program. Here is the final script:

Code:
@echo off

REM Snell Backup Batch File

REM Created and Modified by Alex Lane


REM This script is designed to back up user files.

REM It current has the following features:
REM Number Choice error correction.
REM OS Detection. (Will only work on Windows XP, if another OS is detected, it will either run custom code or give an incompatability error.
REM Will backup (and restore): Microsoft Office custom dictionary (including outlook dictionary), Outlook Autocomplete, Outlook Signatures, Internet Explorer favourites, User "My Documents", User Desktop and will list all programs installed.
REM It will also backup and restore Firefox Profile (including all plugins).
REM This script is also designed to backup user defined Wallpaper and Screensaver. However it is not designed to restore these due to probable lack of local admin rights blocking access to write to the registry.

COLOR 0e



:: variables
set drive=H:\Private\ITBackup\
set backupcmd=xcopy /s /c /d /e /h /i /r /y /k /v /z



:FindOS
ver | find "2003" > nul
if %ERRORLEVEL% == 0 goto ver_2003

ver | find "XP" > nul
if %ERRORLEVEL% == 0 goto ver_xp

ver | find "2000" > nul
if %ERRORLEVEL% == 0 goto ver_2000

ver | find "NT" > nul
if %ERRORLEVEL% == 0 goto ver_nt

if not exist %SystemRoot%\system32\systeminfo.exe goto warnthenexit

systeminfo | find "OS Name" > %TEMP%\osname.txt
FOR /F "usebackq delims=: tokens=2" %%i IN (%TEMP%\osname.txt) DO set vers=%%i

echo %vers% | find "Windows 7" > nul
if %ERRORLEVEL% == 0 goto ver_7

echo %vers% | find "Windows Server 2008" > nul
if %ERRORLEVEL% == 0 goto ver_2008

echo %vers% | find "Windows Vista" > nul
if %ERRORLEVEL% == 0 goto ver_vista

goto warnthenexit

:ver_xp
cls
echo You have Windows XP
echo.
:Start
echo ### Backup drive set as: %drive%
echo.
echo Press 1 to Backup Files.
echo.
echo Press 2 to Restore Files.
echo.
echo Press 3 to Backup Wallpaper
echo.
echo Press 4 to Backup Firefox Profile.
echo.
echo Press 5 to Restore Firefox Profile.
echo.
echo Press 6 to Quit.
echo.

set /p userinp=Choice #:
set userinp=%userinp:~0,1%
if "%userinp%"=="1" goto 1
if "%userinp%"=="2" goto 2
if "%userinp%"=="3" goto 3
if "%userinp%"=="4" goto 4
if "%userinp%"=="5" goto 5
if "%userinp%"=="6" goto 6
echo '%userinp%' is not a valid choice, press any key to try again.

pause>nul

goto start



:1


echo ### Backing up files...
echo ### Setting backup drive as: %drive%

echo ### Backing up Custom Dictionary
%backupcmd% "%USERPROFILE%\Application Data\microsoft\proof" "%drive%\Outlookbackup\Proof"

echo ### Backing up Outlook Autocomplete
%backupcmd% "%USERPROFILE%\Application Data\microsoft\outlook" "%drive%\Outlookbackup\Outlook"

echo ### Backing up Outlook Signatures
%backupcmd% "%USERPROFILE%\Application Data\microsoft\signatures" "%drive%\Outlookbackup\Signatures"

echo ### Backing up Internet Explorer Favourites
%backupcmd% "%USERPROFILE%\Favorites" "%drive%\Favorites"

REM ### You now have the final countdown stuck in your head

echo ### Backing up My Documents
%backupcmd% "%USERPROFILE%\My Documents" "%drive%\My Documents"

echo ### Backing up Desktop
%backupcmd% "%USERPROFILE%\Desktop" "%drive%\Desktop"

echo ### Listing all programs installed on the computer

regedit /e %temp%\regexport.txt "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall"

find "DisplayName" %temp%\regexport.txt >%temp%\regprogs.txt

for /f "tokens=2 delims==" %%a in (%temp%\regprogs.txt) do echo %%~a >>"%drive%\installedprogs.txt"

del %temp%\regexport.txt
del %temp%\regprogs.txt

goto endbackup



:2


echo ### Restoring files...
echo ### Restoring files from %drive%


echo ### Restoring Custom Dictionary
%backupcmd% "%drive%\Outlookbackup\Proof" "%USERPROFILE%\Application Data\microsoft\proof"

echo ### Restoring Outlook Autocomplete
%backupcmd% "%drive%\Outlookbackup\Outlook" "%USERPROFILE%\Application Data\microsoft\outlook"

REM ### You have lost the game

echo ### Restoring Outlook Signatures
%backupcmd% "%drive%\Outlookbackup\Signatures" "%USERPROFILE%\Application Data\microsoft\signatures"

echo ### Restoring Internet Explorer Favourites
%backupcmd% "%drive%\Favorites" "%USERPROFILE%\Favorites"

echo ### Restoring My Documents
%backupcmd% "%drive%\My Documents" "%USERPROFILE%\My Documents"

echo ### Restoring Desktop
%backupcmd% "%drive%\Desktop" "%USERPROFILE%\Desktop"

goto endrestore

:3
call:ReadDesktopRegistry Wallpaper
call:ReadDesktopRegistry SCRNSAVE.EXE
call:ReadDesktopRegistry WallpaperStyle
call:ReadDesktopRegistry ScreenSaveActive
call:ReadDesktopRegistry ScreenSaveTimeOut

xcopy /c /h /i /r /y /k /v %Wallpaper% %drive%\Wallpaper\
xcopy /c /h /i /r /y /k /v %SCRNSAVE.EXE% %drive%\Wallpaper\Screensaver\

goto endwallpaper


:ReadDesktopRegistry
FOR /F "delims=" %%A in ('reg query "HKCU\Control Panel\Desktop" /v "%~1"') DO (SET RegRead=%%A)
FOR /F "tokens=3" %%A IN ("%RegRead%" ) DO (SET "%~1=%%A" )
SET RegRead=""
goto:eof


:4
echo ### Backing up Firefox Profile
%backupcmd% "%USERPROFILE%\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles" "%drive%\Firefox\Profiles"


goto endbackup


:5

echo ### Restoring Firefox Profile
%backupcmd% "%drive%\Firefox\Profiles" "%USERPROFILE%\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles"


goto endrestore



:ver_2000
echo You have Windows 2000
echo.
:Run Windows 2000 specific commands here.
goto warnthenexit



:ver_nt
echo You have Windows NT
:Run Windows NT specific commands here.
goto warnthenexit



:ver_7
echo You have Windows 7
:Run Windows 7 specific commands here.
goto warnthenexit



:ver_2008
echo You have Windows Server 2008
:Run Windows Server 2008 specific commands here.
goto warnthenexit



:ver_vista
echo You have Windows Vista
:Run Windows Vista specific commands here.
goto warnthenexit



:ver_2003
echo You have Windows Server 2003
:Run Windows Server 2003 specific commands here.
goto warnthenexit



:warnthenexit
echo.
echo I'm Sorry, this script is not compatible with this OS.
pause > nul
goto 6



:endbackup
cls
echo Backup Complete!
echo.
echo.
echo.
echo Thank you for using the IT Department's Profile autobackup facility
echo.
echo Your Backup is located in %drive%
echo Please press any key to go back to menu
pause>nul
goto start


:endrestore
cls
echo Restore Complete!
echo.
echo.
echo.
echo Thank you for using the IT Department's Profile autobackup facility
echo.
echo Your Backup has been restored from %drive%
echo Please press any key to go back to menu
pause>nul
goto start

:endwallpaper
cls
echo Wallpaper backed up to %drive%Wallpaper\
echo.
echo Screensaver backed up to %drive%Wallpaper\Screensaver\
echo.
echo Thank you for using the IT Department's Profile autobackup facility
echo.
echo Please press any key to go back to menu
pause>nul
goto start


:6


cls
echo Thank you for using the IT Department's Profile autobackup facility
echo.
echo No options have been actioned.
echo.
echo Please press any key to exit
pause>nul
exit
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