AMD's ATI Eyefinity runs six monitors from one PC

ATI Eyefinity

AMD has demonstrated its "revolutionary" next generation of graphics cards from ATI, which will be able to drive up to six HD monitors at once from a single card, allowing workers to see more applications concurrently.

Presently, PC graphics cards are generally capable of running only two monitors each. ATI's new Radeon cards include Eyefinity, which creates a single, high-resolution image, which is split over a number of monitors. ATI calls the technology 'SLS', or Single Large Surface.

At an event in London, the company demonstrated the technology running on six high definition displays, with a resolution of 5,760 x 2,160.

ATI claimed the maximum resolution supported by Eyefinity is 268 megapixels, compared to a standard 19in monitor, which has a resolution of just over a single megapixel, raising the possibility of giant video walls powered by low cost consumer hardware.

"Today marks the culmination of more than a million hours of design innovation from thousands of AMD engineers over the last few years, and the commitment of more than 100,000 channel partners," said Rick Bergman, AMD's senior vice president and general manager.

Initially, Eyefinity will support just three or six displays, and Samsung has demonstrated a new range of monitors with ultra-thin bezels specifically designed for multi-panel displays.

AMD has not released further technical details, pricing or a delivery date for the new parts.