AMD’s new powerhouse next-gen DirectX 11 graphics card features an Eyefinity feature, allowing use of multiple monitors as a single display.
Maximum PC reports on this new technology, which recently demonstrated six 30″ Dell monitors running as a single 7680×4800 display using several DisplayPort connectors. AMD is quite secretive about the specs behind it, but the company did reveal it manages the feat of running on only one GPU.
The Eyefinity feature is enabled through a combination of hardware and software being developed by AMD. Future Radeon graphics cards will manage three to six display types (DisplayPort, DVI, HDMI, etc), managed by software currently named Single Large Surface (SLS). With the SLS tools users can configure multiple monitors to work with Eyefinity, becoming one massive display.
Maximum PC saw XPlane 9 and Far Cry 2 at full resolution at 12-20 FPS. HotHardware reports seeing Dirst 2 (DX11 game) played at 7680×3200 with perfectly acceptable frame rates, which hopefully is a lot higher than 12 FPS. The site also claim AMD has plans to integrate CrossFire support and partnered with manufacturers to create ultra-thin bezel monitors specifically made for Eyefinity.
Just how long we will have to wait to see the amazing price tag to this amazing display is still unknown.
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