Zotac unveils four-monitor Fermi

September 22, 2010 | 09:29

Tags: #displayport #eyefinity #fermi #gtx-460 #radeon

Companies: #amd #ati #nvidia #zotac

Zotac has announced what it claims is the world's first Fermi-powered graphics card capable of running four monitors simultaneously, in a clear attempt to catch up with AMD's EyeFinity.

The Zotac GeForce GTX 460 3DP features, as the name suggests, three DisplayPort connectors along with a more traditional dual-link DVI conector, giving the card the ability to run four independent displays with a combined resolution of up to 6,400 x 1,200.

While it isn't quite as impressive as the six-screen layouts we've seen AMD's EyeFinity technology running, it's still impressive stuff - and gives fans of the green camp a taste of things to come.

Carsten Berger, Zotac's marketing director, claimed the move came as "quadruple-display computing is becoming more popular for gaming and office use," and confirmed that the card will come bundled with a copy of Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands.

Aside from the multi-monitor support, Zotac's latest card is a pretty standard GeForce GTX 460. The clock speed has been given a boost to 710MHz to better cope with multiple monitors, and there are hints that the card will have 2GB of GDDR5 RAM - although Zotac's official specs refer to a 1GB version. Whether this means there will be two editions launched, or if it's just a mistake in the box art, remains to be seen.

The card will be hitting shelves soon, but Zotac has yet to confirm UK pricing.

Do you think that driving four monitors from a single GTX 460 is a realistic proposition for gaming, or should Zotac have dropped the specs and made it a more attractive buy for the office market? Share your thoughts over in the forums.
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