We caught some video of two demonstrations of the AMD W9000 at SIGGRAPH 2012:
This video wall was on the side of the AMD booth. It was being fed 4K resolution images by a single AMD W9000 workstation GPU, implemented as a single Eyefinity group.
And inside, AMD used a W9000 to drive five displays for a flight simulator- two large displays covering an arced field of view for the main viewpoint, and three smaller displays covering instrumentation and the lower window of the cockpit. You’ll notice that when the person uses the hat on the controller to look sideways, several of the displays pivot in synchronization -- pretty good performance across multiple displays too.
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You could play with 3 monitors and a "tablet" for all the switches and buttons..and whatever...
maybe next generation >.>
Not impressed (mad face)
Wouldn't be the first time for a marketing demo to be caught out as someone miming the actions to the video, but no I'm looking at the first video with the fractal pattern and asking if that is runtime.
It reminds me of the nvidia tech demo http://youtu.be/SbSo7onX9qI which I'd like to see running realtime, but lack the hardware :)
Why should that be 'patentable' ? Don't make suggestions like that please.
BTW, I do not know about other games but for serious flight Sims that would not be a good idea (except for the displays in a Glass cockpit). You want tactile buttons. In real life we are expected to find any control and switch in the dark by feel alone (in case of power failure in the cockpit). Not possible with a touch pad of course.