Video card recommendation(s) for multi-head configuration
Rick C. Petty
rick-freebsd at kiwi-computer.com
Wed May 10 01:28:50 UTC 2006
On Tue, May 09, 2006 at 07:32:04PM -0500, Vulpes Velox wrote:
> > 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.
I've had very good luck with and without Xinerama. Which version of the
nvidia driver were you using? What resolutions & bit depths? I'm assuming
you had plenyt of video memory. The FX5200 is a low-end card, did it run
significantly faster in dual-head without Xinerama?
-- Rick C. Petty
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