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Old 04-22-08, 12:26 AM   #1
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Default Maximum texture or screen area size limitation for dual display setup?

I'm looking to put together a dual display setup, possibly with one consumer grade LCD monitor with a TN panel with a fast response rate (probably 1680x1050), plus another (semi-)pro one that can do accurate color reproduction (probably 1900x1200), since these features are mostly mutually exclusive in today's LCDs. I'm planning to drive these with a 8xxx series NVIDIA card, which I also have yet to buy.

Is there a maximum horizontal texture or maximum total screen area size limitation in the NVIDIA Linux driver that I should be aware of before making this purchase? Is it actually possible to have a total width of 3580 pixels? I'd also appreciate card buying advice for such a setup; I'll mostly be working with Blender and Processing, need all the power I can practically have, and am not planning to take the SLI route, though I must admit I'm not very well informed on the state of SLI on Linux, and the price/performance and performance/headache ratios involved.
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Old 04-22-08, 12:38 AM   #2
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Default Re: Maximum texture or screen area size limitation for dual display setup?

Hi 23meg. The surface size limit for the GeForce 8 series of GPUs is 8192 pixels in either direction.
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Old 04-22-08, 12:49 AM   #3
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Thanks for the quick response AaronP. I'm aware of the GPU's own size limit, but are there any known problems with the Linux driver in terms of its ability to utilize large sizes (3500 - 4000 pixels) with the 8xxx GPUs?
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No, it should be fine.
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