Dual-head DVI ViewFinder graphics card announcedPublished: 14th Aug 2009, 19:10:28 | Permalink | Printable
A dual-head DVI-capable ViewFinder graphics card for RiscPCs and A7000s was announced today by hardware guru John Kortink. This new kit, which connects off-the-shelf PC hardware to legacy Acorn machines, allows punters to hook two DVI-quality monitors to their RISC OS computers. The ViewFinder product was discontinued a while ago and its driver software freely released, but John has continued to work on his project. In an email to customers today, John wrote:
"As of today, ViewFinder is dual-head DVI capable.
DVI allows you to get the sharpest possible image from your monitor (assuming it accepts DVI input).
Dual-head DVI ViewFinders support very wide desktops spread over two monitors (e.g. 3840 x 1200 pixels on two 1920 x 1200 monitors).
Note that 16M-colour modes are limited to 4M pixels total, since there is a 16MB limitation for direct framebuffer access via the podule bus.
A specific AGP card is required for dual-head DVI capability. Existing ViewFinder owners can upgrade for 99 Euro including VAT.
Contact me directly for orders or further questions."
To email John, send a message to kortink at inter full-stop nl full-stop net. More details to follow later.
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