Eyefinity is something that PC gamers can brag about. Being able to have a GPU powerful enough to render a game on 3 or more monitors brings along some pretty sweet bragging rights. If you’re unfamiliar, Eyefinity technology allows gamers to play games on multiple monitors. If you have a top of the line video card you may not have to sacrifice resolution or graphics in order to game like this. But if your video card is Eyefinity capable and not top of the line, I guarantee you will have to turn down your resolution and or in-game Display Settings in order to play at a reasonable frame rate.
A few examples of Eyefinity 5×1 that really work would be racing games and RPG’s. These seem to be the best use of Eyefinity to me. I have used a friends 3×1 Eyefinity setup playing LFD2, CS: Source and Bad Company 2 and felt that I actually had a harder time gaming. I had to basically turn my whole head to my left in CS: Source to see my mini-map and to my right to see my ammo display. In that aspect I was pretty disappointed with what I was experiencing. But with a racing game or RPG, such as Dragon Age II, This type of setup would be bad-ass, no doubt.
Enjoy the pics from Tom’s Hardware from their trip to AMD to check out the new Radeon HD 6990 and their Eyefinity 5×1 setup.