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Lowen Na 08-23-02 08:37 AM

Triple Head for Nvidia?
 
Has anyone here read anything about the possiblity for any Nvidia based card supporting Triple head video like the new Matrox?

I can do triple display now on my computer, but I have to use 3 video cards to do it. I would like to be able to do 3 displays in games (like Matrox's "Suround Gaming"), but no current card supports it.

Any word of a GeForce 4 supporting in the near future or maybe the NV3x?

SurfMonkey 08-23-02 11:16 AM

I haven't heard any rumours to about triple head support. But I don't really see nVidia putting that kind of support into thier low end chips, unless of course the majority of people would like to see it.

What would be nice though is a proper dual head system with separate ramdacs so that you had a true dual screen display. Different resolutions on each monitor and full 3D acceleration as well. That would be nice :)

Matthyahuw 08-23-02 11:18 AM

triple head is a gimmick...
nVidia is not going to support it...
Althought the latest Quadros support up to 4 monitors already...

Lowen Na 08-23-02 12:29 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by Matthyahuw
triple head is a gimmick...
nVidia is not going to support it...
Althought the latest Quadros support up to 4 monitors already...

I don't think that Triple head is a gimmick any more than Video in, or TV out. It is a feature or option that some people can make good use of, but not every one benifits from. 3 monitor gaming might be a gimmick, but 3 desktops can be very useful to some people.

I knew about the some of the Quadro 4s having Quad monitor support, but I don't want to spend $600 for a Video Card.

saturnotaku 08-23-02 12:35 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by Lowen Na
3 monitor gaming might be a gimmick, but 3 desktops can be very useful to some people.

And that's exactly why you won't see triple monitor support in a pure gaming card from NVIDIA, unless the market dictates this feature be a necessity. I won't deny this feature to be useful for professionals, but those people would be working on Quadros, FireGL's or Parhelias and not GeForces or Radeons.

I'd wager less than half of most computer users, both hardcore and otherwise don't have 2 monitors running simultaneously, much less 3, nor would a great number of these people have both the finances and desktop space to have a triple head setup.

Cotita 08-23-02 03:57 PM

I think wide screen monitors are a better solution than triple head at least for gaming.

Lowen Na 08-23-02 04:01 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by Cotita
I think wide screen monitors are a better solution than triple head at least for gaming.
I agree and disagree. It's better cause you don't have any seams in your image, but it is not because wide screen monitors are more expensive* and do not have as wide of a view as 3 monitors

*depending on what you are using.

Typedef Enum 08-24-02 04:51 AM

I used to think both dual/tri-head was a gimmick....that is, until I tried it :)

Seriously, I really hope that nVidia explores the possibility of doing a tri-head board. Unfortunately, I have doubts that it will ever happen.

The good thing is the fact that Matrox will probably update Parhelia in the near future, and it would probably be something more in line with what people had hoped it could bring to the table, as far as performance is concerned.

alaric 04-19-07 06:59 PM

Re: Triple Head for NVIDIA graphics cards?
 
It's a fact that once you start using two or three monitors, you will NEVER
be able to do with less again. I've used dual-head for a long time now,
and it just sucks that's a-symmetric: you want one monitor in the middle
and then symmetrical one left and right.

Of course, all three monitors need to be digital TFT's. I intended to use
three widescreen 20" monitors in my next setup - IF I can find the right
videocard + drivers that is :/

At the moment it's totally unclear if this is at all supported (if I have this
setup - then I insist that all monitors are equally supported in regards to
acceleration. Playing -say- Unreal Tournament 2004 on it should use all
three monitors if I want that). Normally I'll use it for 2D, but still.

methimpikehoses 04-19-07 07:09 PM

Re: Triple Head for NVIDIA graphics cards?
 
This thread is from the abyss! :zombie3: :zombie3: :zombie3:

SLippe 04-19-07 07:40 PM

Re: Triple Head for NVIDIA graphics cards?
 
Holy crap! This thread is 5 years old! WTF?

einstein_314 04-19-07 07:54 PM

Re: Triple Head for NVIDIA graphics cards?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by SLippe
Holy crap! This thread is 5 years old! WTF?

^^ What he said....

I don't understand how these threads get dug up....


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