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effilang
07-13-2005, 05:23 PM
Which is better for VFX work and high end workstations and what HDWR config do i need to hook up 3 montiors?

Can i hook up 3 Apple 30"s on a dual Quadro 4400 BOXX ?

Also could you give me a comparison on Quadro FX 4400 and the new 7 Series.


Thanx guys.

imashination
07-13-2005, 05:58 PM
Didnt you post this a few hours ago somewhere else?

How are you going to use 3x 30" screens? seriously, what sort of layout are you expecting to use? I used a dual 23" widescreen system which was frankly annoying, having to physically move back and forth between screens, what are you going to do with 3?...

TheThidMan
07-13-2005, 06:09 PM
Yes you could (the gfx cards would have to run in non sli mode), though im not sure you could run them all at their highest resolution. I agree with imashination, what the hell needs 3 30" screens. Not that its my business course.

effilang
07-13-2005, 08:56 PM
I feel comfortable working on 1600X1200 .

I work on 2 19" now and its very comfortable, however there isnt enough space as i do alot of web work and have quite a few web pages open at times and while i work i like to watch TV, or tutorials or a movie even and i cant do that with the greatest of ease on 2 monitors.

And im thinking if im going all out, then why not get the best there is now right? I mean in not time there is gonna be something better so i figure as long as hardware is concerened you gotta get the best there is while you can afford it, cuz you never know when youll have the chance to upgrade your HRDWR again.

Anyway im thinking Middle monitor for Max, 2nd for Menus,Graphs etc, IM-services, Movies (i rarely watch on full screen) and the 3rd for browsing the web and for fullscreen realtime applications that i use every day and stay on about 24hrs a day.

And you gotta admit those monitors looks beautiful :)

Thanx thirdman thats the info i needed.

Imashination, i did post, but in the wrong forum: i was adviced to repost here for better results.

About the dual 23", why use a dual setup if you dont like it? Thats crazy and expensive.

novadude
07-14-2005, 02:30 AM
Effi_Lang, have you actually seen one of the 30" monitors in person? Working with three of those would be like working with about five of your 19" monitors.

effilang
07-14-2005, 09:31 AM
I have never seen a 30 in person (most is a 23), but i have a tv which is 30 exactly and i made some cardboard copies of it and placed it on my desk and i was pretty satisfied :):D


Cant wait :bounce:

imashination
07-14-2005, 11:07 AM
30" widescreen or 4:3? The dual 23" system wasnt mine

effilang
07-14-2005, 12:33 PM
Here is a 30", i love the disign, nice and clean :)


http://images.apple.com/displays/images/specstop20050427.jpg

Or My interpretation :buttrock:
http://img308.imageshack.us/img308/5323/3305dd.jpg

dmeyer
07-14-2005, 01:03 PM
I think you should go for 4 30's and use it as a tanning bed. :buttrock:

effilang
07-14-2005, 01:16 PM
lol, totaly :applause:

TheThidMan
07-14-2005, 07:30 PM
3 30" will be amazing, but thats nearly 7000 on monitors. I could never afford that, i get 12 a week from paper rounds!

ChrisV
07-14-2005, 09:10 PM
I believe this would look better, but I'm biased :)

http://www.boxxtech.com/images/boxx_3screen_rig.jpg

ihavenofish
07-15-2005, 03:48 AM
i dont think you truely understand the size of those things. the way the screens in that image are proportioned with the g5 are about the right size for the 23" ones. the 30's are taller than the tower. you will need a 2 metre long desk to put them side by side by side. they will be gernerally useless as a single desktop as you would have to move your chair over a metre to be in a position to view the extremes. you will also need to sit about 4 feet away to get one sceen in proper view, making it no more effective than a 20 or 23 at closer range. powering 2 screens at this res, even off an fx4400 will likely grind things to a halt in any 3d application. you do know these are not 1600x1200 screens right? they are 2560x1600.

to top it off, at glancing angles, as good as these screens are, they still shift in brightness (and actually get a bit if a red hue).

crazy, all a ya :)

dmeyer
07-15-2005, 03:55 AM
I used a dual 30 setup once and I actually laughed right at it. I had to turn my chair to see the other monitor. Can't imagine having 3 and it being terribly useful.

igami
07-15-2005, 06:10 PM
hehe don't forget the UV sunglasses also. :)

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