- Mar 15, 2008
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Hello. It seems every year when the weather lends itself to inside projects, I turn my attention back to the ultimate Simpit. Normally this process involves getting re-addicted to Orbiter--but this year it started with this graphics card I just ran across: http://www.matrox.com/graphics/en/products/graphics_cards/m_series/m9188pciex16/
Single 2 GB graphics card that can output to eight (8!) separate 1920x1200 displays.
not sure on price, but I am sure it is in the 'if you have to ask' range.
A Matrox GPU? You're gotta be smoking something if you believe that'll have any kind of performance in 3D. Matrox hasn't made a successful GPU since...what?...a decade now? Matrox GPUs are crap for anything other than video walls. The only thing Matrox has done right in the last few years is thier GXM line of boxes. If you want to get something that'll not be a slideshow get the 6 port 5870 EyeFinity6 card from AMD. It can run 6 2560x1600 displays as a single virtual 3D window.
BTW, a few pics of Orbiter OGLA client in my current projection setup.