AMD’s Radeon HD 5870 Eyefinity 6 Has Arrived Page: 1

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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