thanks a lot for your post!
Mh, maybe I can continue using the AVPe - that card does basically exactly what I need. Exept that the small fan on it is annoying but the computer lives in another room. And I do like the idea to set up the new system without messing with the current, because I have almost no offtime here. Mhh…
Well, as I said - I compared the actual M-Series Powerdesc software with what I was able to get about the Nvida software and it seems to me that the Matrox software gives me a lot of options and possibilities regarding the screen-setup and stuff. The nVidia nView comes with those grid-lines - but well, for that we have those workspace layout presets in Cubendo.
Is it possible with Matrox to have 3 screens in stretched mode (acting as one single screen) and set up the 4th screen completely independent? Different resolution and stuff? Does the Powerdesk solution has something like “workspaces” - I mean like I can set up on a mac - having more than one desktop and switching between them…
I was just about to buy the Nvidia Quadro - well, I think I can’t go wrong here. Drivers and stuff should be rocksolid. But now I have to rethink the Matrox thing again. Matrox over here since 1998 - had some issues on the XP machine in the last years with drivers and Powerdesk and stuff, everyone tells me “don’t use Matrox anymore today, go Nvidia”… But I hear the aspect of “2D world”. That’s why I always went the Matrox way, I have a Audio-only setup, NO 3d.
BTW your setup looks awesome! I went tripplehead 2003 - payed 700 EUR for each 17’’ tft - haha! After installed the screens I thought - “well, now I just need a second row of screens above” - hehe, you actually did
In my scenario I would have problems with the monitor-speakers, a good sound is more important for me than even more screens.
Well, resolution wise I could go dual head… Grabbing a cheap dualhead card and then I would have still cash left for 2 24’’ screens or something. But I hate that I have the sceen-edges just in front of me, so I prefer tripple head.