Are you tired of the limitations of your current graphics cards video output options? If you’re trying to create a large-scale video wall to watch all your favourite media, perhaps you’re having trouble getting all eight of your 4K monitors connected? Don’t worry, it looks like Nvidia have the almost-perfect solution for you.
The new Nvidia NVS multi-display lineup has just launched, starting with the NVS 810, which is based around the ever-popular Maxwell hardware. With a pair of GM107 GPUs on the card, each with 2GB of memory and a total of 1024 CUDA cores between them, it has plenty of power to push video through its impressive connectivity options; 8 mini-DP 1.2 ports on this single slot card.
While it’s obvious this card isn’t for gaming, its low profile, low-power, design is perfect for the market they’re intended for. The profile and lower heat generated means it shouldn’t be too much trouble using four of these cards together, giving you a maximum 4K display output of 32. If you’re building a display setup for digital marketing, financial trading, sports events and a whole host of other things, that’s going to be a handy feature.
Prices are expected to be around $650 – $750, not cheap, but still good value for money given the functionality.
A brand that we’ve never really worked with in the past were at CES 2014, and after meeting with them, this should all change in the near future and that brand is Diamond. For those not in the know, they have a broad product range of networking products, but their bread and butter so to speak has always been graphics cards and after visiting their suite in the Mirage hotel, we got to see exactly what was on offer. This included the R7 240 and 250, as well as the R9 270X and 280X offerings from AMD.
Also in the mix was the BizView 750 card aimed at the business sector, offering some key features that AMD cater for, including Eyefinity but without the un-needed 3D performance that is’t required for a card catered for this market. Instead, this card is aimed at POS, digital signage and other similar functions. A good example is airports, travel agents and restaurants that could display their latest deals or flight times.
Other products that were on show included the MDS3900 dual head mini dock with Gigabit Ethernet which allows a digital display signal to be split for multiple outputs as well as including USB 3.0 and Gigabit functionality. Also on display was the BV550X4 quad output graphics card, which has an extremely small footprint working on a PCI-Express interface, but includes a single output connector with a 4-1 cable allowing 4 outputs to be displayed using the pre-supplied cable. This is a very cost effective way of displaying multiple screens from a single output and keeping costs and heat/noise to a minimum.
Would any of Diamond’s graphics card be something that you’d buy?