AMD Eyefinity for FirePro : this setup drives 6 high-definition displays from a single professional graphics card
CADplace recently visited the graphics team at AMD where we not only had Eyefinity explained, but AMD gave us a personal demonstration as well. Below is the report and a CADplace exclusive video.
AMD FirePro graphics provide high-performance, application-optimized professional graphics for designers, engineers, & architects : in fact for anyone running their business and needing high-powered, reliable graphics. When it comes to making professionals more productive, Eyefinity is an amazingly productive addition to a professional workstation environment.
With Eyefinity, we are not talking about raw graphics power or application-specific performance tuning which, granted, is an important boost to productivity. With Eyefinity, the pay-back in productivity comes in the form of a completely flexible, multiple display working environment.
Having and using multiple outputs on a graphics card used to be rare. Today if you are a professional working with CAD, visualization, simulation, and analysis tools and you are not using at least 2 high-resolution displays, then you should re-think your workstation configuration. Based on experience, multiple displays provides a very significant increase in productivity. This makes adding a second monitor to your workstation the easiest means of boosting your performance.
But Eyefinity goes far beyond this. First of all, the FirePro professional graphics cards all support more than two displays. AMD proves their dedication to professional productivity by even supporting five displays with Eyefinity on the entry-level member of the FirePro family. And Eyefinity as a feature of these products is built into the FirePro drivers.
Among the features of Eyefinity, you will be able to :
- Drive multiple monitors (up to 6) from a single graphics card
- Dynamically, and simply, rearrange the monitors within the Eyefinity configuration – in other words, no need to physically rearrange the monitors or the graphics card cabling.
- Switch between different monitor configurations : horizontal, vertical, rectangular arrangements are possible.
- Use a configuration with each monitor being independent, or
- Use a configuration with all the monitors acting as one, single desktop.
- Create, save, and switch between multiple Eyefinity configurations.
When we visited AMD in their Paris office, Arnaud Touré introduced CADplace to the feature-set of Eyefinity and allowed us to film this demonstration. In this short video, Arnaud walks us through the initial configuration, rearranging the displays using Eyefinity, the setup of a system with six independent HD screens, the setup of one virtual desktop running on six displays as well as bezel adjustments.
In this video, Arnaud Touré walks us through a 6 display Eyefinity system setup.