Video card recommendation(s) for multi-head configuration
v.velox at vvelox.net
Wed May 10 00:31:27 UTC 2006
On Mon, 8 May 2006 22:40:55 -0500
"Rick C. Petty" <rick-freebsd at kiwi-computer.com> wrote:
> On Mon, May 08, 2006 at 08:05:10PM -0700, George Hartzell wrote:
> > Marc G. Fournier writes:
> > >
> > > I'd like to hook up more then one monitor to my desktop, work
> > > on one, monitor on the other, sort of thing ... I'd *love* to
> > > hook up three when finished, but not sure how easy/reasonable
> > > that is to do ...
> > >
> > > I'm guessing someone here has experience with multi-head
> > > configurations, so the questions are along the lines of max #
> > > of monitors, video cards that does this well, etc ...
> > I spent a couple of hours wrestling w/ an nvidia based card on
> > Fedora core 4 last weekend and eventually got Xinerama working
> > with the binary nvidia driver, but never made it work w/ nv
> > driver.
> I'd recommend any "modern" nVidia card (that is, later than GeForce
> FX). I have dual-head (and sometimes 3-4 head) working on almost
> every box I manage now. I've had good luck with both the nv and
> nvidia drivers in dual-head mode. Everything works well out of the
> box. At work, some of us have a 1920x1200 and a 1600x1200 running
> in 32-bit color. I've run up to 4 monitors with two cards pretty
> successfully with Xinerama. I won't touch a non-nVidia card
> anymore. That goes for windoze too..
How is the speed when using Xinerama? Last I tried it was back on a
old fx5200 using nVidia's drivers and it was dead slow. That was like
year or so ago.
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