AMD Radeon HD 7970 & HD 7950 - Heading to Southern Islands with Tahiti

By Wong Chung Wee - 13 Feb 2012

New Features Found on the Southern Islands (Part 2)

AMD EyeFinity 2.0

Besides featuring new technology, AMD has also updated its existing ones like AMD EyeFinity that was first introduced with Northern Island GPUs (Radeon HD 6800 and 6900 series). Now updated to Eyefinity 2.0, this version on the Souther Island GPUs support 5 x 1 potrait and landscape setups. It also supports flexible bezel compensation that allows the user to mix displays of different screen sizes.

The portait and landscape 5 x 1 display setups that are supported by AMD EyeFinity 2.0.

AMD EyeFinity 2.0 has a new flexible bezel support feature that allows users to mix displays of different screen sizes in a multi-display environment.


Discrete Digital Multi-Point Audio (DDMA)

AMD claims that the Tahiti GPU is first in its ability to deliver multiple simultaneous independent output streams. This means that each attached display can output its own unique audio signal.

DDMA allows independent audio streams to be directed at each display in a multiple-display environment. We question the practical application of this feature except if there is a situation when different users of the same PC need to view their videos at the same time.

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