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15th February 2002, 06:39
Hi :cool:

the german computer magazine Chip www.chip.de reports about the upcoming Matrox Buisiness Card. They got there information from www.murc.ws :eek:


15th February 2002, 06:46
lol everyone gets all their info and rumors from here because matrox don't say anything at all

15th February 2002, 07:12
The MURC speaks and the whole world listens, LOL :D

15th February 2002, 08:19
To get video with a standard 4:3 width you would need 12 monitors.

But "chip" only quotes that this card will use only 4 chips from the G450,

Does anyone know if it is intended for letterbox format and when can I expect the 12 monitor version?

19th February 2002, 15:11
I hope I understood the above right, or the post is pointless :)

A normal monitor is 4:3, yea?

So, take 800x600. Add a monitor above it. Gives 800x1200. Add the same again, and put alongside. That gives 1600x1200. Still 4:3 ratio my friend :)

Using resolutions seemed to be the easiest way to do that :)


19th February 2002, 15:16
Pace he's refering to needing 12 monitor support on a single card instead of 8 to get a native 4:3 aspect ratio. :)

19th February 2002, 16:29
Wouldn't you need 4 monitors, or 9, or any integer squared?

Since a monitor has a native 4:3 aspect ratio, you would just need to scale it by the same constant in both directions.

19th February 2002, 18:13
well... maybe he meant this:

if you put 12 monitors in a 4x3 raster, and let every monitor display one colour (and fill the whole screen) at a time, you get a leet-o-neat 4:3 videowall of 4x3 pixels!

then again, he might not have meant that...

20th February 2002, 13:04
Wouldn't 4x3 monitors be oversized then? As Wombat points out, my 2x2 matrix of screens, or any square matrix multiple will result in a parhelia infusion of matrix display maxtor matrox mixtup feckedup. Yea? :confused:

4x3 monitors would result in a 16:9 aspect though...which ain't anything like parhelia's reflexed helix's singularity!


20th February 2002, 13:16

20th February 2002, 14:51

4x3 monitors <I>would</I> be a 16:9 ratio. You could make a most impressive widescreen movie theater.

21st February 2002, 01:06
Y E S wouldn't it be :cool: ?