ATI Eyefinity: connecting six mini DisplayPort monitors to a single video card

ATI Eyefinity: connecting six mini DisplayPort monitors to a single video card

AMD recently launched a preview of its next generation of high-end video cards, entitled ATI Eyefinity. This technology, developed by the company, is capable of producing GPUs of great computational power with the ability to support not two, but six (!) HD (high definition) monitors.

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The features and possibilities of the novelty were described on the manufacturer's blog. It is based on the DisplayPort 1.1 standard (also known as Mini DisplayPort), which is the same used by Apple on all of its computers and, in this case, is able to lower costs for connecting more than two monitors on Macs Pro.

Currently, this is a need in the professional market and in high-tech sectors, but, in AMD's words, it is also something that could become more accessible for the future. Sooner or later, the benefits of multitasking operating systems will make us enjoy more work space, which at least requires a second monitor.

In the video above, the video card that generates an image for the six monitors is Radeon HD 5870, revealed by Fudzilla as a candidate for the market. By the revealed specifications, it will come with 2GB of GDDR 5 memory to get an idea, the 4870 used today by Apple offers only 512MB.