[rescue] quad head pci video cards

Curious George jorge234q at yahoo.com
Mon Jan 5 15:33:00 CST 2009

Hi Phil,

--- On Mon, 1/5/09, Phil Stracchino <alaric at metrocast.net> wrote:

> >> I have a box full of old Colorgraphics Evolution 4 cards,
> >> about 30 of them, but with only about 25 of the 'squid' 4xVGA
> >> dongles that go with them.  I picked them up with the idea 
> >> of playing with large display walls, the most I ever did was
> >> an old box with three of them for a 4x3
> > 
> > [snip]
> > 
> > I've not been able to find any specifications for these  :<
> > I've been looking for a couple of dual head PCI cards for a
> > pair of servers here (don't ask  :> ).  But, not knowing
> > what these are capable of (resolution, driver, etc.)...
> Considered a couple of PCI Matrox G400/450/550 cards?  They

I have a G450 in a PC and it is "acceptable"  :>
But, they are AGP cards (at least *mine* is) so it
won't work in the servers...

> are available in PCI models, and will do up to 2048x1536 on the

Ah!  ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^  I will have to look around, then.

> primary display and 1600x1200 on the secondary.  They are generally
> well supported.
> (I have a couple of 16MB versions, actually, which I'm considering

Mine is 32MB which seems OK for 2x1280x1024

> replacing with a G550 with DVI output now that I have a DVI-capable
> monitor.  I think mine are both AGP though.)

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