Wednesday, September 23, 2009
ATI Radeon HD 5800 Series Is First to Support DirectX 11, Drive 180 Inches of Monitors [Amd]
Do you remember that crazy, 6x30-inch monitor rig by AMD? Well their upcoming ATI Radeon HD 5800 series graphics cards are what drive the uber display.
The two new cards, the ATI Radeon HD 5870 and the ATI Radeon HD 5850, are the first video cards in the industry to fully support DirectX 11. Beyond that tidbit, they're capable of producing 2.72 TeraFLOPS of computing power and are equipped with 1GB GDDR5 memory.
And yes, each is capable of driving six 30-inch monitors at once—what AMD refers to as "Eyefinity" technology.
Sadly, there's still no word specific on pricing or availability, but these obviously aren't bargain basement cards. [BusinessWire]