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AMD Radeon HD 5870 Eyefinity 6

The first fully Microsoft DirectX® 11-compatible GPUs, ATI Radeon™ HD 5800 Series is designed to deliver ultimate HD gaming performance for the latest games and DirectX® 11 applications so you can dominate the latest titles.2  Perform tasks on a PC faster with ATI Stream technology, speed up demanding everyday applications and get more done in less time.4 Enjoy an incredibly immersive HD gaming/computing experience with ATI Eyefinity Technology.2  This revolutionary multi-display technology allows you to expand your visual real estate across up to 6 displays with innovative ―wrap ar ound‖ capabilities to maximize your field of view with incredible sharpness and clarity.1,3
  

  • Drive up to six displays simultaneously with independent resolutions, refresh rates, color controls, and video overlays1,2
  • 6 active mini DisplayPort outputs provide maximum ATI Eyefinity technology support1,2
  • Combine multiple displays to behave like a single large display with display grouping2
  • Up to 1600 Stream Processing Units with up to 2.72 teraFLOPS of processing power
  • New anisotropic filtering method and enhanced texture filtering precision
  • 2 GB of GDDR5 memory delivers more speed and higher bandwidths
  • Increase your gaming performance up to 180% with ATI CrossFireX™ Technology in dual-mode6
  • Watch the hottest Blu-ray movies or other HD content beyond 1080p and enjoy a richer online video playback experience with enhanced Unified Video Decoder 2  (UVD 2) features8,9,11


Microsoft DirectX
® 11 Support

ATI Radeon™ HD 5870 Series GPUs fully support Microsoft DirectX® 11, enabling the following


Tessellation
is now available to PC developers for real-time rendering with ultra-realistic characters and an incredible level of detail with 3D images


HDR Texture compression
delivers an intense level visual detail without increasing graphics memory footprint with efficiency and incredible image quality


Multi-threading
support for DirectX® 11 accelerates rendering by leveraging all the CPU cores to enable overall faster gaming performance


Expand with ATI Eyefinity Technology

ATI Eyefinity technology maximizes your field of view across up to six displays, fully engaging your peripheral vision and putting you right IN the game. Unleash the massive parallel processing power of your GPU to help speed up your PC and do more. Extend your view of a game across up to six displays, that’s as much as 12 megapixels for the ultimate gaming environment.Create the ultimate flight or racing simulation platform by extending supported games across multiple displays for a panoramic view that gives you a true sense of height and speed.Get a bird’s-eye view and spread out game information across multiple screens and still stay in the center of the action. See more of the battlefield without having to zoom. Get a better view of what’s going on around you, use your peripheral vision so you can see the enemy before they see you. The perfect solution for your home or office, ATI Eyefinity technology makes multi-tasking a snap by eliminating the need to flip between windows. Surf the internet, email, edit photos or videos, track your stocks and much more all at the same time. ATI Eyefinity technology is ideal for multimedia applications; it allows you to keep several ‘palettes’ or ‘panels’ open while you edit images or videos so video playback, editing and transferring content to portable media players is quick and easy.

 

Manufacturer Part Number: 900322

SPECIFICATIONS

Key Features

  • 2GB GDDR5 memory
  • ATI Eyefinity technology multi-display support for up to 6 displays1,3
  • ATI Stream technology4
  • Designed for DirectCompute 11 and OpenCL5
  • Accelerated Video Transcoding (AVT)4,6
  • Compliant with DirectX® 11 and earlier revisions
    Supports DirectX 11 and OpenGL 3.2
  • ATI CrossFireX™ multi-GPU support for highly scalable performance7
  • ATI Avivo™ HD video and display technology2,8
  • Advanced dynamic power management with ATI PowerPlay™ technology8
  • 6 mini DisplayPort connectors

 

Supported Operating Systems

  • Windows 7 (all versions)
  • Windows Vista (all versions)
  • Windows XP


Supported configurations

  • 6 mini DisplayPort Connectors
 

Box Contents

  • AMD Radeon™ HD 5870 Eyefinity 6 Edition graphics card 900322
  • 2 Mini DisplayPort to DisplayPort adapters
  • 2 Mini DisplayPort-to-DVI (Single Link) dongles
  • Mini DisplayPort-to-HDMI dongle
  • ATI CrossFireX™ Bridge Interconnect
  • Quick Install Guide and software installation CD


System Requirements

  • PCI Express® based PC is required with one X16 lane graphics slot available on the motherboard
  • 600 Watt or greater power supply is recommended with one 75W 6-pin and one 150W 8-pin PCI Express® power connector required (900 Watt and 2 6-pin and 2 8-pin connectors for ATI CrossFireX™ technology in dual mode)
  • Certified power supplies are recommended. Refer to http://ati.amd.com/certifiedPSU for a list of Certified products
  • Minimum 1GB of system memory
  • Installation software requires CD-ROM drive
  • DVD playback requires DVD drive
  • Blu-ray™ playback requires Blu-ray drive
  • For an ATI CrossFireX™ system, a second ATI Radeon™ HD 5870 Eyefinity 6 Edition graphics card, an ATI CrossFireX Ready motherboard and one ATI CrossFireX Bridge Interconnect cable per graphics card (included) are required

Footnotes:
1 ATI Eyefinity technology can support up to 6 displays using a single enabled ATI Radeon™ graphics card with Windows Vista or Windows 7 operating systems - the number of displays may vary by board design and you should confirm exact specifications with the applicable manufacturer before purchase. ATI Eyefinity technology works with games that support non-standard aspect ratios, which is required for panning across multiple displays. To enable more than two displays, additional panels with native DisplayPort™ connectors, and/or certified DisplayPort™ adapters to convert your monitor‘s native input to your cards DisplayPort™ or Mini-DisplayPort™ connector(s), are required. Note: Six active mini DisplayPort outputs are required to achieve ATI Eyefinity technology support for up to six displays
2 For maximum ATI Eyefinity support with ATI Radeon™ HD 5870 Eyefinity 6 Edition graphics and Windows 7, download the latest ATI Catalyst™ driver from www.amd.com.
3 Requires application support for ATI Stream technology
4 OpenCL Driver support scheduled for release in 2010
5 Windows7-capable system required
6 ATI CrossFireX™ technology requires an ATI CrossFireX Ready motherboard, an ATI CrossFireX™ Bridge Interconnect (for each additional graphics card) and may require a specialized power supply
7 Digital rights management restrictions may apply
8 Blu-ray drive / TV tuner required for PVR
9 HD capable monitor required
10 ATI PowerPlay™, ATI Avivo™ and ATI Stream are technology platforms that include a broad set of capabilities offered by certain ATI Radeon™ HD GPUs. Not all products have all features and full enablement of some capabilities and may require complementary products
11 The ATI Radeon HD 5800 Series GPUs can upscale video display to 2560x1600 on three monitors with ATI Eyefinity technology which is almost six times the display resolution of 1080p display
12 Requires Blu-ray movie disc supporting dual 1080p streams
13 Works with flash based H.264 video, including YouTube and Hulu, and requires ATI Catalyst 9.11 driver version or above and Adobe Flash Player 10.1 pre release (http://labs.adobe.com/technologies/flashplayer10/)

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