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May 13, 2006 1:19:07 AM

I know this isn't a gaming card or even remotely something we would recommend on the forumz, but I find this amusing nonetheless:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E1681...



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May 13, 2006 1:58:15 AM

id find it very usefull IF it wasnt so expensive. Make a nice 4+ panel display adapter...

7900GT (or whatever) + 1 to 2 of these a nd your set, and even ad a regular PCI card and even on board VGA...

If the card was $50 then for $1000 you could have a 8-10 display system :D 

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May 13, 2006 2:04:05 AM

Looks like this was designed for a multi-display server/workstation. Pretty cool though!
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May 13, 2006 3:23:47 AM

lol

Useful for multiple monitors :-) sucks for anything else :-(

Not worth it.
a b U Graphics card
May 15, 2006 7:48:31 PM

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I know this isn't a gaming card or even remotely something we would recommend on the forumz, but I find this amusing nonetheless:


Nothing new though.

Matrox not only has PCIe-1X but PCI-X as well.

Now a GF7 or X1K series card in PCIe-1X and then I'd be impressed as something for the Dell or eMachine people without an AGP or PEG slot.

PCI can't feed even an X1300 or GF7300 properly but PCIe-1-2X might.
May 15, 2006 7:56:48 PM

It's good to see someone finally finding a use for the x1 slots, but if you want a cheap graphics adapter, go for a plain old (very old) PCI geforce MX4000 or a radeon 9550.
May 15, 2006 8:10:52 PM

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It's good to see someone finally finding a use for the x1 slots, but if you want a cheap graphics adapter, go for a plain old (very old) PCI geforce MX4000 or a radeon 9550.


GL finding a PCI Radeon 9550 card--they're all but non-existant in the market. Now, there are still a few radeon 9250 PCI cards out there...
a b U Graphics card
May 15, 2006 11:51:33 PM

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It's good to see someone finally finding a use for the x1 slots, but if you want a cheap graphics adapter, go for a plain old (very old) PCI geforce MX4000 or a radeon 9550.


Like bourgeoisdude said really they're hard to find. And they are all restricted by the PCI bus, PCIe offers a bit of speed in an area that really needs it.

When and FX5700LE or FX5600 or GF6200 perform just as well (err poorly) as an FX5200 or R9250 because of the PCI slot, then you know you're limited. Of course neither of these card (the PNY Quadro or the Matrox) would perform any better, so like I said it'd be nice to see something like an X1300 or GF7300 on the PCIe 1X slot. And for the price really I'd say just replace your MoBo, heck even an integrated GF6100/6150 or X200 probably outperforms those PCI cards and those PCIe cards.
May 18, 2006 2:18:04 PM

I figured they were hard to find, but still, I haven't seen anyone I know recently with anything in their x1 slots, except for a weird vent with a fan on it.

But I agree, why not use a motherboard with decent onboard, like the GF6100 or the new ATI x300 or whatever it is up to now.
May 18, 2006 2:41:26 PM

LOL it is quite ammusing :lol: 
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