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  1. 1. ACKNOWLEDGEMNTI greet my deepest thanks to my guide Mr.R.K.Gupta forhis valuable suggestions and indispensible role inmaking this report . Gratitude would be incomplete if I donot mention the renowned encyclopedia - World WideWeb whose presence is necessary and sufficient for it isan ocean of knowledge.
  2. 2. EYEFINITY ABSTRACTInitially introduced in 2009 for tech-savvy consumers Eyefinity 6 is a multi –display technologydeveloped by AMD enabling a single GPU to support up to six independent display outputssimultaneously. Built around the Display Port connectivity standard, ATI Eyefinity will appearin .Everything from entry-level graphics cards to high-end products.Entry- and mid-level cardswill typically support up to three monitorswith at least one utilizing a Display Port-enabledmonitor. Future high end cards will offer support for four to six monitors, with the six-monitorproductsutilizing the new Mini Display Portstandard.ATIEyefinity will have the horsepower todrive monitors in just about any configuration an end user can imagine — from a standard3x1landscape orientation to more complex arrangements such as 3x1 portrait with a stack of 3extended landscape monitors on the end.In addition to handling the basic control elements of multiple monitors, Hydra VisionTechnologywill help users efficiently organize multiple applications across display groups, dealing withusability issues by automatically moving windows title bars away from bezelareas. HydraGridwill ensure that applications and dialog boxes never populate bezelareas by placing them in apredetermined location on a grid. And single large screen (SLS) technology will let users treattheir multiple monitors as a single large screen,with the ability to adjust the image to compensatefor bezels.A key benefit of ATI Eyefinity is the fact that its not reserved for high-end cards only.AMD willbe introducing cards at every price point. That means that every business,smallorlarge,will havethe opportunity to try multiple monitors. 2
  3. 3. EYEFINITY TABLE OF CONTENTS.NO.TOPICS PAGE NO.1.Introduction………………………………………………………………………42. What is Eyefinity……………………………………………………………….. 53. ATI Eyefinity Usage Scenario………………………………………………….84. Technical Details………………………………………………………………. 95. Graphics Card………………………………………………………………….. 126. VariousTypes of ports………………...……………………………………… 157. ATI Radeon HD 5870………………………………………………………….. 188. Software Configuration…………………………………………………………199. Productivity……………………………………………………………………..2210. Commercial and Workstation………………………………………………… 2411. Gaming………………………………………………………………………….2612. Advantages…………………………………………………………………….. 2713. Drawbacks…………………………………………………………………….. 2814. Conclusion…………………………………………………………………….. 2915. Bibliography………………………………………………………………….. 30 3
  4. 4. EYEFINITYINTRODUCTION`In the past, multi display catered to professionals in specified industries. Financial,gas and oiland medical are just some industries where multi display systems are not only desirable, butnecessity.Today, even graphic designers,CAD engineers and programmers are attaching morethan onedisplays to their workstation.The major benefit of a multi display system is simple anduniversal-it enables increased productivity.The early multi display solutions were non ideal. The bulky CRT claimed too much desk space,thinner LCD monitors were very expensive,and external multi-display hardware wasinconvenient and also very expensive.These issues are much less of a concern today.LCD monitors are very affordable and currentgeneration GPUs can drive multiple display device independently and simultaneously, withoutthe need for external hardware.Despite the advancement in the multi-display technology,AMD engineers still felt there wasroom for improvement,especially regarding the display interfaces.VGA carries analog signalsand needs a dedicated DAC per display output and uses too many IO pins from our GPU. If weovercome the dual display per GPU barrier it was clear that we needed a superior displayinterface. In 2004, a group of PC companies collaborated to define and develop Display Port, a powerfuland robust digital interface.At that time,engineers working for former ATITechnologies Inc.were already thinking about a more elegant solution to drive more than two display device perGPU, and it was clear thatDisplay Portwas the interface of choice for this task.In contrast to other digital -display interface,Display Port does not require a dedicated clocksignal foreach display output.In fact the data links is fixed at 1.62Gbps or 2.7Gbps perlane,Irrespective of the timing of the attached display device.The benefit of this design is that onereference clock source can provide the clock signals needed to drive as many Display Portdisplay devices as there are display pipelines in the Gpu.IN addition,with the same number of Iopins. 4
  5. 5. EYEFINITY ATI EYEFINITYATI EYEFINITY from AMD provides advanced multiple monitor technology delivering anincredible graphics and computing experience with innovative display capabilities, supportingmassive desktop workspaces and super –high resolution gaming environment.Legacy GPUs have supported up to two display outputs simultaneously and independently formore than a decade.Until now graphics solutions have supported more than two monitors bycombining multiple GPUs on a single graphics card.With the introduction of AMD’s nextgeneration graphics product series supporting DirectX 11,a single GPU now has the advancedcapability of simultaneously supporting up to six independent display outputs.Immersive Panoramic Computing Extreme multiple monitor support enabling enhanced productivity for commercial and workstations solutions, and a truly immersive visual experience in home entertainment. Operate multiple displays independently spanning multiple monitors.Expansive Desktop Space for Enhanced Productivity Deliver a massively immersive workspace ,helping you to be more productive The perfect solution for office productivity, making multitasking easier, keeping all your critical data right at your finger tips.Multi-Display Flexibility and Upgradability Exponential expansion by adding multiple monitors Expand the immersive panoramic experience with multiple GPUs 5
  6. 6. EYEFINITYATI EYEFINTIY technology offers consumers the flexibility to expand their system andexperience on their own schedule. They can purchase one display now and upgrade as theirbudget permits.AMD’s next generation graphics products are being designed to offer atremendous feature set, and a great upgrade path so that in six months, a consumer can addanother two panels without charging the rest of their PC. Also, from a cost perspective, it is 6
  7. 7. EYEFINITYcurrently less expensive to buy multiple panels and get higher resolution gaming than tobuy one large,high resolution monitor.Today 19 inch Display Port monitors sell for as low as $200 USD, so for a three panelconfiguration it would cost around $600 USD which is far below the price of a single, largedisplay. Also, with ATI Eyefinity Technology, there is a flexible upgrade path. End users canpurchase an ATI graphics card, use it with one monitor and then in a few monthsupgradewithanother monitor. EYEFINITY 6 7
  8. 8. EYEFINITY ATI EYEFINITY USAGE SCENARIOATI Eyefinity is defined as two or more display outputs operating simultaneously andindependently from each other. Support is available for Duplicated and multiple monitorsmodes, with the capability to group displays into massive single large surface spanning acrossmultiple displays for us with your desktop workspace, video playback ,with support for bothwindowed and full screen 3d applications.Below are some key usage scenarios: 8
  9. 9. EYEFINITY TECHNICAL DETAILSNo of Monitors: Up to six dependent on graphics card configuration Aggregate Screen Resolution: Theoretical maximum :8192 x 8192(67.1 megapixel resolution) Example: o 4800 x 2560 resolution grouping three display wide x one display high with portrait orientation using 2560 x 1600 display resolution for each monitor (12.3 megapixel resolution) o 7680 x 3200 resolution grouping three displays wide x two displays highwith landscape orientation using 2560 x 1600 display resolution for each monitor (24.6 megapixel resolution)Monitors: Display Port is highly recommended offering optimal flexibility with the highest number of display outputs Two display outputs of DVI, HDMI, or VGA can be combined with display port outputs up to a total of six monitors per GPU.Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Microsoft Windows Vista LinuxHardware: ATI Radeon GPU with support for DirectX 11,with appropriate display outputs 9
  10. 10. EYEFINITYATI CrossfireX Technology: At this time only the horsepower of one graphics card can be used to drive ATI Eyefinity Technology for gaming, even when combined with Crossfire Technology. The ATI catalyst software team is working to address this.Bandwidth Requirement: Conditional on monitor resolution. Increased resolution requires a higher performance GPU.Display Combinations:ATI Eyefinity Technology is closely aligned with AMD’s Display Port implementationimproving the flexibility and upgradability according to a modern user’s demand. Up to twoDVI,HDMI, or VGA display outputs can be combined with Display Port outputs for a total of up tosix monitors, depending on the graphics card configuration.The active adapters typically have the following components: DisplayPort Receiver Digital to Analog converter for VGA TMDS transmitter for DL-DVIThe following active adapters are available in the market today: 10
  11. 11. EYEFINITYDisplay Port to Dual-link DVI Display port to VGA Mini-Display port to Dual-link DVI Mini–Display Port to VGA If only one or two DVI monitors are attached through a Display Port Connector, then only simple passive adapters are required .With a passive adapter the GPU outputs the signal required for the monitor with no conversion occurring within the adapter itself. .The following passive adapters are available in the market today: Display Port to DVI Mini-Display Port To DVI Mini Display Port to Display Port 11
  12. 12. EYEFINITYGRAPHICS CARDA video card, video adapter, graphics accelerator card, display adapter, or graphics card isan expansion card whose function is to generate output images to a display. Most video cardsoffer added functions, such as accelerated rendering of 3D scenes and 2D graphics, videocapture, TV-tuner adapter, MPEG-2/MPEG-4 decoding, FireWire, light pen, TV output, or theability to connect multiple monitors (multi-monitor). Other modern high performance videocards are used for more graphically demanding purposes, such as PC games.  Introduction to How Graphics Card WorkThe images you see on your monitor are made of tiny dots called pixels. At most commonresolution settings, a screen displays over a million pixels, and the computer has to decide whatto do with everyone in order to create an image. To do this, it needs a translator -- something totake binary data from the CPU and turn it into a picture you can see. Unless a computer hasgraphics capability built into the motherboard, that translation takes place on the graphics card.A graphics cards job is complex, but its principles and components are easy to understand. Inthis article, we will look at the basic parts of a video card and what they do. Well also examinethe factors that work together to make a fast, efficient graphics card.Think of a computer as a company with its own art department. When people in the companywant a piece of artwork, they send a request to the art department. The art department decideshow to create the image and then puts it on paper. The end result is that someones idea becomesan actual, viewable picture.A graphics card works along the same principles. The CPU, working in conjunction withsoftware applications, sends information about the image to the graphics card. The graphics carddecides how to use the pixels on the screen to create the image. It then sends that information tothe monitor through a cable.Creating an image out of binary data is a demanding process. To make a 3-D image, the graphicscard first creates a wire frame out of straight lines. Then, it rasterisesthe image (fills in theremaining pixels). It also adds lighting, texture and color. For fast-paced games, the computer 12
  13. 13. EYEFINITYhas to go through this process about sixty times per second. Without a graphics card to performthe necessary calculations, the workload would be too much for the computer to handle.The graphics card accomplishes this task using four main components: A motherboard connection for data and power A processor to decide what to do with each pixel on the screen Memory to hold information about each pixel and to temporarily store completed pictures A monitor connection so you can see the final resultGraphics Processing Unit Graphics cards take data from the CPU and turn it into pictures. Find out the parts of a graphics card and read expert reviews of graphics cards.Like a motherboard, a graphics card is a printed circuit board that houses a processor and RAM.It also has an input/output system (BIOS) chip, which stores the cards settings and performsdiagnostics on thememory, input and output at startup. A graphics cards processor, called 13
  14. 14. EYEFINITYa graphics processing unit (GPU), is similar to a computers CPU. A GPU, however, isdesigned specifically for performing the complex mathematical and geometric calculations thatare necessary for graphics rendering. Some of the fastest GPUs have more transistors than theaverage CPU. A GPU produces a lot of heat, so it is usually located under a heat sink or a fan.In addition to its processing power, a GPU uses special programming to help it analyze and usedata. ATIand nVidia produce the vast majority of GPUs on the market, and both companieshave developed their own enhancements for GPU performance. To improve image quality, theprocessors use: Full scene anti aliasing (FSAA), which smoothes the edges of 3-D objects Anisotropic filtering (AF), which makes images look crisperEach company has also developed specific techniques to help the GPU apply colors, shading,textures and patterns. The Evolution of Graphics Cards Graphics cards have come a long way since IBM introduced the first one in 1981. Called a Monochrome Display Adapter (MDA), the card provided text-only displays of green or white text on a black screen. Now, the minimum standard for new video cards is Video Graphics Array (VGA), which allows 256 colors. With high-performance standards like Quantum Extended Graphics Array (QXGA), video cards can display millions of colors at resolutions of up to 2040 x 1536 pixels.As the GPU creates images, it needs somewhere to hold information and completed pictures. Ituses the cards RAM for this purpose, storing data about each pixel, its color and its location onthe screen. Part of the RAM can also act as a frame buffer, meaning that it holds completedimages until it is time to display them. Typically, video RAM operates at very high speeds andis dual ported, meaning that the system can read from it and write to it at the same time.The RAM connects directly to the digital-to-analog converter, called the DAC. This converter,also called the RAMDAC, translates the image into an analog signal that the monitor can use.Some cards have multiple RAMDACs, which can improve performance and support more thanone monitor. 14
  15. 15. EYEFINITY Various Types of ports  Display PortDisplay Port is a digital display interface standard put forth by the Video Electronics StandardsAssociation (VESA). It defines a new royalty-free, digital audio/video interconnect, intended tobe used primarily between a computer and its display, or a computer and a home-theater system.The first version was approved in May 2006, version 1.1a was approved on April 2, 2007, andthe current version 1.2 was approved on December 22, 2009.Display Port is designed to replace digital (DVI) and analog component video (VGA) connectorsin computer monitors and video cards, as well as replace internal digital LVDS links in computermonitor panels and TV panels. Display Port can provide the same functionality as HDMI but isnot expected to displace HDMI in high-definition consumer electronics devices.[1]  VGA (Video Graphics Array)Analog-based standard adopted in the late 1980s designed for CRT displays, also called VGAconnector. Some problems of this standard are noise, image and sampling error evaluating pixels. 15
  16. 16. EYEFINITY  DVI (Digital Visual Interface)Digital-based standard designed for displays such as flat-panel displays (LCDs, plasma screens,wide high-definition television displays) and video projectors. In some rare cases high end CRTmonitors also use DVI. It avoids image distortion and electrical noise, corresponding each pixelfrom the computer to a display pixel, using its native resolution. It is worth to note that mostmanufacturers include DVI-I connector, allowing (via simple adapter) standard RGB signaloutput to an old CRT or LCD monitor with VGA input.  High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI)High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI)An advanced digital audio/video interconnect released in 2003 and is commonly used toconnect game consoles and DVD players to a display. HDMI supports copy protectionthrough HDCP.Dual-Link DVI has been the premium multi-monitor interface of choice, but that’s likely tochange now. Being digital, DVI doesn’t have VGA’s requirement for one digital-to-analogconverter (DAC) per output port, yet it does require a dedicated clock source for each output.(This design element is also true for HDMI.) According to AMD, the signaling demands of DVIrequire so many I/O pins from the GPU that AMD started working on ideas to move beyondDVI’s limitations—ideas that AMD inherited and continued to develop after the ATI acquisition. 16
  17. 17. EYEFINITYThe first version of Display Port was finalized in 2006; the current version 1.2 was only recentlyapproved last December. The key advantage of Display Port is that there’s no need for a clocksignal. Each data link is set to 1.62 or 2.7 Gb/s per lane regardless of the timing used by thetarget display. Display Port simply buries the clock signal within the data stream. Freed from theneed for dedicated, independent clock signals, a single clock source can regulate as many outputstreams as the GPU can support. Display Port uses the same number of pins as Single-Link DVI,but it can support full resolution on a 2-meter cable, 1920x1080p over a 15-meter cable, up to17.2 Gb/s per channel for higher resolutions, up to 16 bits per color channel, and multiple videostreams over a single connection. So, if output to six monitors from one card sounds impressive,you have to wonder if future GPUs will leverage these multi-stream capabilities to multiplymonitor counts even further. Consider the implications for being able to feed multiple monitorsfrom a single DP port on a mini-ITX board or a notebook. As of version 1.2, you can even daisychain Display Port monitors, feeding multiple monitors with only one Display Portconnector.With AMD’s Radeon HD 5700- and 5800-series cards, Display Port is supported throughout theentire product line and a host of major notebook OEMs now or will soonsupport the format.Clearly, Display Port is on its way to being the next major display standard throughout thecomputing world. Further investment in legacy formats looks more risky with each passingweek. 17
  18. 18. EYEFINITYATI RADEON HD 5870AMD Radeon, formerly ATI Radeon, is a brand of graphics processing units (GPU) that since2000 has been manufactured by ATI Technologies and subsequently AMD and is the successorto their Rage line. There are four different groups, which can be differentiated by the DirectXgeneration they support. More specific distinctions can also be followed, such as the Hyperversion, the number of pixel pipelines, and of course, the memory and processorclock speeds.The brand was previously known as "ATI Radeon" until August 2010, when it was renamed tocreate a more unified brand image. Experience the power of 6 with ATI Radeon™ HD 5870Eyefinity 6 Edition graphics. Equipped with 2GB of GDDR5 memory, the ATI Radeon HD 5870Eyefinity 6 is the first graphics card capable of rendering up to 1 billion pixels per second.  ATI Radeon HD 5870 Eyefinity 6 is the first graphics card capable of rendering up to 1 billion pixels per second.3  Enjoy fast video encoding and transcoding so video playback, editing, and transferring content to portable media players is quick and easy. ATI Radeon™ HD 5870 Eyefinity6 Edition driving six displays with six mini-DP connectors 18
  19. 19. EYEFINITYSOFTWARE CONFIGURATION Following ATI tradition, AMD uses the Catalyst Control Center (CCC) rather than a separate utility for configuring and managing all Eyefinity operations. Let’s say that CCC auto-detects that you have three monitors attached. These will show up in a row along the bottom area of the UI as disabled displays until you enable them. When you right-click a disabled display, you’ll have options to use that screen as a clone, make it the new active display in place of another, or extend a desktop onto it. Alternatively, pulling up the properties for a desktop group lets you select the total desktop resolution, color bit depth, rotation, and the refresh rate. The possible resolutions shown as options are based on the resolution modes for your monitors as detected by the driver. 19
  20. 20. EYEFINITYOne of your first tasks will be to create a display group by going to the CCC’s menu bar, clickingGraphics, choosing Desktops & Displays, right-clicking on the main display shown and pickingDisplay Group > Create Group. If you want a group in portrait orientation, you’ll have to beginby rotating your initial display, then creating the group.When you have three or more displays in a group, use the Select Layout option to pick a displaygroup configuration. AMD’s drivers are smart enough to only display configuration options thatare possible for your number of attached monitors. The CCC has a nifty shortcut in that if youpick a group configuration that matches the number of available displays, the drivers willautomatically select all of the screens and lump them into a group for you.In AMD’s marketing, you’ll find that all of the monitors shown in a display group are the samemodel. In the real world, this isn’t likely to be the case. You’ll probably have a mix of new andold displays you want to leash into a group and/or extended groups. You can use monitors withdifferent resolutions, but Eyefinity will force all monitors in a display group into the lowestcommon resolution and orientation. Extended groups can be different resolutions, but obviouslyyour main display group is the chief concern. Because you have to work with the lowest 20
  21. 21. EYEFINITYcommon denominator between the screens, this is why it’s always best to have your main displaygroup comprised of identical screens.If you’ve ever set up a multi-monitor configuration in the past, you know what a headache it canbe to figure out which screen plugs into which port that’s seen as a given screen number by thedriver, all of which you have to track so you can play musical monitors in the UI until thescreens flow in the order you want. Eyefinity remedies that mess with a new wizard that runs foreach new display group. In the UI’s main area, you’ll see a grid representing your monitorconfiguration. Your displays will black out, and then the wizard will turn one blue. Just click onthe grid cell for the highlighted monitor. The wizard does the rest, and you have a fullyconfigured group in just seconds.On the off chance that you need to regularly change your multi-monitor arrangement, be sure tocreate and save a profile for each configuration. You can even create a hotkey macro under theActivation tab to toggle between profiles. 21
  22. 22. EYEFINITY PRODUCTIVITYImproving employee productivity is always an ongoing key goal for any organization.Computers have become critical to workforces with desktop real estate management a key areaof improvement over the last few decades.A research study undertaken by The Pfeiffer Group claims that under certain condition efficiencygains of up to 65%can be achieved using larger monitors with higher resolutions. These gainscan be seen in many varied markets including general office productivity,digital imaging, andvideos.Microsoft researchers discovered that using a multiple monitor configuration was one of theeasiest ways to optimizeproductivity; with gain of up to 50%.It was noted that withoverwhelming consensus once a user switches to multiple monitors they never switch back tousing only a single monitor.  How can more displays and desktop improve efficiency?The more screens you have with multiple monitors and larger resolutions the data andapplications can be seen and displayed at once.Imagine opening a spreadsheet with many columns and rows. If a user tries to view this on asingle monitor they have to either scale the text down or scroll continually through the data.There are many productivity benefits. With multiple monitors you can work on the entire document visualizing all the data at once with many more ways to view the things being worked on. Comparison of data becomes much easier without the need continually scroll through the document. Running multiple applications such as email, web browser, word processor, and spreadsheet at the same time becomes much more efficient. Accuracy improves as a data is visualized simultaneously without the need to constantly alt tab between applications. 22
  23. 23. EYEFINITY Menus and toolbars at the same time while retaining a large viewport or multiple viewports. a larger viewport equates to fewer mouse clicks and reduces the time it takes to search data when working with many application at once. With a larger desktop much more of any document, spreadsheet, dataset, model or image can viewed .Six 30‖ monitors with each offering up to 2560 x 1600 pixels of resolution, 4.1 megapixels, can be configured as group consisting of three monitors wide by two monitors high giving the user a single large aggregate desktop surface with a pixel resolution of up to of screen real estate!Switching to multiple monitors and using a larger desktop footprints will allow user to see moreof any document image natively, allowing users to work more efficiently with a holistic increasein their peripheral vision of the dataset, and can dramatically improve the ability to multitaskacross many applications simultaneously.The benefits to using ATI Eyefinity Technology in the workspace are obvious, extensible andimmediately useful improving user productivity and efficiency. 23
  24. 24. EYEFINITY COMMERCIAL AND WORKSTATIONSATI EYEFINITY technology provides the commercial and workstation customer new level ofsupport and functionality across a range of different segments.  FINANCIAL ATIFirePro graphicsaccelerators have been deployed in some of the largest trading floor in some of the largest financial enterprises.ATI Eyefinity technology can offer these users new solutions to problem that continue to persist in their environment ,both in quad monitors versions currently available.  POWER Power usage per trade is a constant struggle for trading floor IT manager’s .Usually located in dense urban centers in dense office towers, these can often be packed several hundred per floor. The never ending demand for more power and more tools require being able to provide that floor with an ever increasing power load. Very often the power mains to a floor or a building or a city section cannot keep up with these demands. This can limit growth for these companies.  OPERATIONAL EFFICIENCY The vast majority of quad monitor’s users today use two dual output cards rather than one single quad card. Two dual cards cost less than one single quad card. With ATI eyefinity technology quad display port outputs AMD is able to output 16 megapixels from 4 large display port panel from a single form factor board. This would be the equivalent of 8 1600 x 1200 panels which would have normally required at least two likely a larger system to house them. Now with a small card which can fit into a single small system customers can easily support massive pixel output while helping to save space and power. 24
  25. 25. EYEFINITY  MEDICAL The medical diagnostic workstation user is among the most demanding in terms of image quality and stability but also have unique needs that can be addressed with ATI Eyefinity technology. Usage Model A typical medical diagnostic setup involves two especially high resolutions medical displays to examine X-rays, CT-scan images with a third lower resolution monitor which displays the controls for the image application itself. This setup would normally use high end graphics card tuned specifically for the medical displays plus a second entry workstation card to handle the third screen. Using ATI Eyefinity technology With ATI Eyefinitytechnology, AMD plans to leverage its current medical hardware and software driver features into an integrated high end triple output medical graphics card.By combining all functionality in one card with ATI Eyefinity technology can enablethefollowing benefits for the medical market. Save the cost of buying two cards. Reduce inventory. Shorten the qualification cycle Simplify Shipping and installation 25
  26. 26. EYEFINITY GAMINGDiscover a new realm of panoramic gaming with ATI eyefinity advanced multiple displaytechnology .Intensify gaming with ultra immersive playing environments, and expand yourentertainment landscape with a breathtaking field-of-view. Offering easy and flexibleupgradability, the innovative and adds a new ―surround –sight‖ sensation to your PC experience.Immerse yourself in game play with Eyefinity .Get a commanding view of the actions, and enjoymore control in real time strategy games. Detectenemies sooner, react faster, and survive longer.See enemy aircraft with peripheral vision and fly with spatial awareness.Many games offer in-game support for selecting ATIEyefinity’s super –high resolution.Is Eyefinity a game-changer in the display space? At the high end, probably so the technology’spotential in gaming and multimedia has probably only just started to be imagined. And even inmainstream settings, particularly in businesses, what employer wouldn’t see the wisdom of evena 15% productivity increase in workers who go to triple-head display? The cost of such anupgrade used to be prohibitive, but if one controller can power 3D apps across every display atfull speed for under $100, and if three 19" or even 22" LCDs can be had for less than the price ofone 30" screen, the return on investment seems obvious. 26
  27. 27. EYEFINITY ADVANTAGES  See more. Do more.AMD Eyefinity technology enables you to run up to six independent and simultaneous displayswith a single graphics card. By expanding your field of view across multiple high-resolutionmonitors, you can see more detail than ever, helping to increase your workflow productivity.You can manage multitasking more efficiently, and view more data, applications, and images atonce.  Superior visual experience for demanding 3D applicationsAMD Eyefinity technology gives you more visual real estate to view large scale models andmultiple applications at the same time in a single, large workspace. You can operate up to sixhigh-resolution displays simultaneously and independently, flexibly configured in variouscombinations of landscape and portrait orientations. Group multiple monitors into a largeintegrated display surface, enabling windowed and full-screen 3D applications, images, andvideo to span across multiple displays as one desktop workspace. Multiple display outputs enablemultiple 3D displays with independent display resolution, refresh rate, and display rotationsettings.  Increased workgroup productivityAMD Eyefinity technology helps you get more things done. It allows you and others on yourteam to physically and simultaneously display and view multiple documents or applications forefficient discussion and collaboration. Multi-tasking is easy since you no longer need to flipdocuments and applications back and forth between windows. It helps improve accuracy andspeed your workflow. 27
  28. 28. EYEFINITY  ATI Eyefinity Technology for Consumers  Revolutionary multi-display capabilities that let you see more and get more done.  Gaming: Immerse yourself in game play  Productivity: Helps you get more done  Entertainment: Maximize your leisure time DRAWBACKThe main drawback of Eyefinity 6 is the fact that putting six displays next to and on top of eachother creates thick black lines that severely impact on the image, especially if the monitors donthave the slimmest bezel. 28
  29. 29. EYEFINITY CONCLUSIONEyefinity is a step in the right direction, offering the first glanceat surround sight and a new opportunity for positional soundwithin games and applications. Research showed improvementsof up to 50% or more in productivity when using multipledisplays. Eyefinity makes it easier and cheaper to manipulateand use. 29
  30. 30. EYEFINITY BIBLIOGRAPHY eyefinty-6-edition-graphics-card Digit Magazine 30