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Wednesday, March 31, 2010
AMD Expands DirectX 11 Gaming up to 12 Times HD Resolution with ATI Radeon HD 5870 Eyefinity 6 Edition Graphics


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.

Enthusiast gamers now have access to a stunning perspective across six displays, enabling up to 12 times more resolution than 1080p HD.2,3

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.

Updates in the latest ATI Catalyst graphics driver software continue to improve the ATI Eyefinity experience by periodically enabling new features, while a AMD's 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 adaptors: two mini DisplayPort to DisplayPort adapters, two passive mini DisplayPort to DVI dongles, and one passive mini DisplayPort to HDMI dongle.
- Support for 3x2 display configuration with new configurations supported in upcoming ATI Catalyst software updates.
- 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.

Specifications

- 2.15 billion 40nm transistors

- TeraScale 2 Unified Processing Architecture
o 1600 Stream Processing Units
o 80 Texture Units
o 128 Z/Stencil ROP Units
o 32 Color ROP Units

- GDDR5 interface with 153.6 GB/sec of memory bandwidth
- PCI Express 2.1 x16 bus interface

- DirectX 11 support
o Shader Model 5.0
o DirectCompute 11
o Programmable hardware tessellation unit
o Accelerated multi-threading
o HDR texture compression
o Order-independent transparency

- OpenGL 3.2 support

- Image quality enhancement technology
o Up to 24x multi-sample and super-sample anti-aliasing modes
o Adaptive anti-aliasing
o 16x angle independent anisotropic texture filtering
o 128-bit floating point HDR rendering

- ATI Eyefinity multi-display technology
o Six independent display controllers
+ Drive up to six displays simultaneously with independent resolutions, refresh rates, color controls, and video overlays
o Display grouping
+ Combine multiple displays to behave like a single large display
o Bezel Compensation

- ATI Stream acceleration technology
o OpenCL 1.0 compliant
o DirectCompute 11
o Double precision floating point processing support
o Accelerated video encoding, transcoding, and upscaling
+ Native support for common video encoding instructions

- ATI CrossFireX multi-GPU technology
o Dual, triple, and quad GPU scaling
o Dual-channel bridge interconnect

- ATI Avivo HD Video & Display technology
o UVD 2 dedicated video playback accelerator
o Advanced post-processing and scaling
o Dynamic contrast enhancement and color correction
o Brighter whites processing (blue stretch)
o Independent video gamma control
o Dynamic video range control
o Support for H.264, VC-1, MPEG-2 and Adobe Flash10
o Dual-stream 1080p playback support
o DXVA 1.0 & 2.0 support
o Integrated dual-link DVI output with HDCP13
+ Max resolution: 2560x160014
o Integrated DisplayPort output
+ Max resolution: 2560x160014
o Integrated HDMI 1.3 output with Deep Color, xvYCC wide gamut support, and high bit-rate audio
+ Max resolution: 1920x120014
o Integrated VGA output
+ Max resolution: 2048x153614
o 3D stereoscopic display/glasses support
o 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 technology
o Dynamic power management with low power idle state
o 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



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