[AG-TECH] help choosing multi-head video cards

Osland, CD (Chris) C.D.Osland at rl.ac.uk
Tue Aug 17 03:38:55 CDT 2004

Matrox seem to have had a problem with the drivers.  The QID
card should have been available Oct 03, then it was December,
then it was 1Q04, ...  I understand that they are now on sale
with a reduced range of drivers (in terms of which multi-screen
layouts are supported) but it appears that the one most relevant
to AG (4 screens laterally abutted, no duplication) now works.
There are both AGP (slower) and PCI-X (faster) versions available,
the faster card being about £200 ($300 on a good day) more expensive.
I think the price you've seen is for the slower card.

I was hoping to have one by now, but the system for which I was
going to get one may be going a different route.


Chris Osland

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> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-ag-tech at mcs.anl.gov [mailto:owner-ag-tech at mcs.anl.gov]On
> Behalf Of Frank Sweetser
> Sent: 16 August 2004 18:28
> To: Jim Miller
> Cc: ag-tech at mcs.anl.gov
> Subject: Re: [AG-TECH] help choosing multi-head video cards
> On Mon, Aug 16, 2004 at 12:14:58PM -0400, Jim Miller wrote:
> > I can't seem to find any good resources on quad head video 
> cards.  Can 
> > someone point me in the direction of a list of my options?  
> We have used 
> > the Matrox G200 quad head in our current nodes, but I am 
> looking for 
> > something a bit faster.  Does anyone make an AGP quad head card?
> Matrox makes a quad AGP card called the qid, though I've 
> never actually seen
> one in action.
> http://www.matrox.com/mga/products/qid/home.cfm
> Google reports it can be had for around $650 range.
> http://froogle.google.com/froogle?q=matrox+qid
> -- 
> Frank Sweetser fs at wpi.edu
> WPI Network Engineer
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