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Galaxy Readies Two GeForce-based Multi-Display Graphics Cards

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  1. btarunr

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    Multi-display has huge benefits for productivity, gamers are only beginning to see them, but are restricted to higher-end graphics cards to get playable frame-rates. Prior to consumer multi-display ready graphics cards after ATI/AMD Eyefinity and NVIDIA 3DVision Surround, multi-display (>2 displays per graphics card) was restricted to the professional graphics market, where GPU vendors made a killing selling expensive graphics cards that handled over 2 display heads with just about enough graphics processing power to handle Windows Aero UI. One of NVIDIA's biggest AIC partners, Galaxy, took it upon itself to make GeForce-based multi-display graphics cards that make multi-display a lot more affordable. Currently, affordable multi-display graphics card market is dominated by AMD Radeon, where even the entry-level $50-something HD 6450 can handle 3 displays, while the $90-something HD 6670 handles 4.

    Galaxy designed two new such GeForce-based graphics cards, the first is an entry-level card based on GeForce 210, which is single-slot, full-height, and silent. It uses two IDT VMM1402 chips to handle up to four full-HD (1920 x 1080) displays using four DVI connectors. The card has two DMS-59 connectors, there are two cables provided, which convert each DMS-59 to two DVI connectors.

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    The second card is more up to date in terms of connectivity. Based on the fast GeForce GTX 560 Ti GPU, the second card can drive up to 4 displays, with enough pixel-crunching power for 3D productivity apps such as CAD, modelling, etc. The card is more traditional Galaxy looking, with a blue PCB and spaceage cooler design. It uses a double-slot cooler with a hefty aluminum fin array, and a large fan to ventilate it. The card's connectivity includes one DVI, one full-sized HDMI, and four mini-HDMI. This card supports 3x 1680x1050 displays for a single 5040x1050 @ 60 Hz display-head, or 4x 1440x900 displays for a single 5760x900 @60 Hz display head. Galaxy will launch the two cards next month.

    Source: TechConnect Magazine
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    This could get interesting in multi display segment...
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    Nice to see some innovation from AIC vendors. Go Galaxy go
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