AMD is launching the ATI Radeon HD 5870 Eyefinity 6 Edition graphics card today.
Most GPUs require two or three cards to run six displays. AMD's play is that the ATI Radeon HD 5870 Eyefinity 6 Edition reduces cost of ownership for a six-screen display. There's no price information for this HD 5870 available yet but, with previous form on AMD's bleeding-edge cards, it is probably going to cost about as much as six budget graphics cards.
AMD touts good support for the ATI Radeon HD 5870 Eyefinity. It has support in the game development community and updates included the ATI Catalyst graphics driver software. These factors promise an improved ATI Eyefinity experience with regular updates and new features. AMD also claims that partner programmes will help punters identify ATI Eyefinity-validated components.
"The ATI Radeon HD 5870 Eyefinity 6 Edition graphics card opens the door to a new era in personal computing," said Matt Skynner, vice president and general manager of AMD's Graphics Division.
"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."