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SAPPHIRE: Now Six Monitors From One GPU

April 07, 2010

SAPPHIRE, graphics card

SAPPHIRE: Now Six Monitors From One GPU

SAPPHIRE launches HD 5870 Eyefinity6 Edition Graphics adapter.

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in the end of April 2010

 HD 5870 Eyefinity6 edition

SAPPHIRE launches HD 5870 Eyefinity6 Edition Graphics adapter 

SAPPHIRE Technology has just announced an exciting new version of the highly acclaimed HD 5870 PC graphics accelerator featuring six outputs allowing six monitors to be used simultaneously – and supporting a variety of SLS configurations with ATI Eyefinity.

The new SAPPHIRE HD 5870 Eyefinity6 edition is a 3D graphics accelerator with a single GPU and six mini Displayport outputs on the bracket. Any or all of these outputs can be connected to Displayport compatible monitors to give a choice of Eyefinity configurations to maximise gaming experience, enlarge work area for increased productivity or configure display areas for information or multimedia systems. The Eyefinity6 Edition is the first and only card in its class to support six monitors from a single graphics processor and delivers a stunning visual experience.

All of the SAPPHIRE HD 5870 series cards are based on the latest graphics architecture from the ATI division of AMD, the second generation of GPU to be built in its 40nm process. The first two Displayport outputs on the HD 5870 Eyefinity6 Edition can also be used with passive Displayport to DVI or Displayport to HDMI adapters (supplied) to connect alternative displays, including full support for audio over HDMI. The additional four ports can be connected to other displays using active adapters as an alternative to being connected directly to Displayport monitors.

The high performance architecture of the HD 5870 Eyefinity6 Edition has a total of 1600 stream processors and 80 texture units and it has 2GB of GDDR5 memory connected via the latest 150GB/s memory interface. All of the HD 5000 series fully support Microsoft DirectX11, Direct Compute 11, hardware tessellation and multi-threaded communication with the CPU, as well as acceleration of applications compatible with ATI Stream, such as video transcoding.

Like all the members of the HD 5000 series, the SAPPHIRE HD 5870 Eyefinity6 Edition has an on board hardware UVD (Unified Video decoder), reducing CPU load and delivering smooth decoding of Blu-ray™ and HD DVD content for both VC-1 and H.264 codecs, as well as Mpeg files. This second generation UVD has been enhanced to be able simultaneously to decode two 1080p HD video streams and to be able to display HD video in high quality with Windows Aero mode enabled. HDMI capability has also been upgraded to HDMI 1.3a with Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio.

The SAPPHIRE HD 5870 Eyefinity6 Edition is supported by AMD's WHQL certified graphics driver, and can be used with Microsoft Vista and Windows7 operating systems.

System Requirements

  • PCI Express® based PC is required with one X16 lane graphics slot available on the motherboard
  • 600 Watt or greater power supply with one 75W 6-pin PCI Express® power connector and one 150W 8-pin PCI Express® power connector recommended. (900 Watt with two 6-pin connectors and two 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 graphics card, an ATI CrossFireX Ready motherboard and one ATI CrossFireX Bridge Interconnect cable per graphics card are required

Operating System Support

Windows XP(32Bit/64Bit); Windows Vista(32Bit/64Bit); Windows Media Center Edition 2005, Windows 7

SKU Feature

SKU

21161-10

GPU

Radeon HD 5870

Bus Interface

PCI-E x16 (PCI-E 2.1)

Memory

2048MB / 256-bit GDDR5

Clock Speed

850MHz Eclk / Effective 4800 MHz Mclk

Cooling System

Dual slot Fan with auto fan control

Bracket

Full Height

Display Support

Mini DisplayPort x 6

HDCP

Yes

Crossfire Support

Native Hardware Crossfire

External Power

PCIe Graphic External 1 x 6 pin and 1 x 8 pin

Accessories

Crossfire Interconnect Cable x 1
Mini DP to DP Adaptor x 2
Mini DP to HDMI Adaptor x 1
Mini DP to SL-DVI Passive dongle x 2
6 PIN to 4 PIN Power Cable  x 1
8-PIN to 4 PIN x2 Power Cable x 1

Maximum Display Resolution

  • D-Dub(VGA): 2048 x 1536 @85 Hz*
  • DL-DVI-I: 2560 x 1600@60Hz
  • HDMI:1080P
  • Display Port: 2560 x 1600@60Hz
  • Eyefinity: 7680 x 3200(SLS Mode)**

*Requires active DisplayPort to VGA Adaptor (Not included in the packaging)
** 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 active DisplayPort™ adapters to convert your monitor‘s native input to your cards DisplayPort™ or Mini-DisplayPort™ connector(s), are required.

Note

1. Resolutions are limited by the performance of the attached monitor.
2. Driver version Catalyst 10.3 or above is required to support Single Large Surface Mode in Windows 7 and Vista with 6 displays.

 

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