AMD Eyefinity 24 Display Tech Demo On Linux
Written by Michael Larabel in AMD on 10 September 2009 at 07:33 PM EDT. 39 Comments
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Today AMD issued a press release that they have "demonstrated the PC's next act" with the unveiling of their ATI Eyefinity multi-display technology. This technology, to be found on their next-generation R800 series hardware, allow "up to 12 times 1080p high-definition resolution, which approaches eye-definition optical clarity." Well, what does that mean? Just watch the video below. You may have seen other AMD Eyefinity demos come out today, but the recording below is a Linux-based demo.

These 24 displays (each 1920 x 1200 panels) were powered by four Radeon HD 5800 series GPUs with Ubuntu Linux 9.04 using a pre-production Catalyst driver for Linux. Each of these ATI Radeon HD 5800 graphics cards has support for up to six DisplayPort connections. This video is to serve as a technology demo and this Eyefinity support will in fact not appear within AMD's Catalyst Linux driver for some months. In this recording, the X-Plane 9 flight simulator is being featured, which you can run through the Phoronix Test Suite.

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