AMD Radeon HD 5870 Eyefinity 6 Edition Review: 6 monitor gaming!
Eyefinity 6 Advantages
UPDATE: We finally got our video review of the AMD Radeon HD 5870 Eyefinity 6 Edition graphics card up and ready for you to view. I apologize for the delay here but we had some major issues with our editing software, etc etc. I think you'll find the wait was well worth it! It is a bit longer than normal (about 20 minutes) but we take the time to walk you through how easy the hardware and software setup is, bezel correction, several positive and negative game play examples and more!
We have become fans of the Eyefinity brand here at PC Perspective and in general, of the idea of multiple-monitor gaming. Lord knows that millions of dedicated PC gamers need, no DEMAND, a way to stand out from the crowd of console elitists and throwing a set of three LCDs at their face is definitely a good way to do it. But what if there was more? What if you could actually throw more monitors at those very same faces?
This is what we have been promised since AMD first brought the media and a group of gamers from the Oakland bay area onto an aircraft carrier: six LCD panels being driven by a single graphics card for intense PC action. Enter the AMD Radeon HD 5870 Eyefinity 6 Edition graphics card.
Both idle and maximum board power are up slightly over the standard HD 5870 due to the increase in memory modules as well as the power necessary to drive up to 6 displays.
If you are going to go for the whole enchilada and setup the a 6-panel configuration you are going to need either 4 more mini-DP to DP adapters to go with your new DisplayPort capable displays or more of the mini-DP to DVI connections for traditional monitors. If you are doing really well for yourself and have some 30-in monitors that require dual-link DVI connections be prepared to shell out as much as $100 each for active adapters - more on that in our video above.