Given the affordability of high-res, big-screen displays, people are increasingly adopting multi-monitor setups for gaming and productivity. Although it’s easier than ever to outfit your home office with several 27″ screens, it wasn’t long ago that such a setup required pricey specialized hardware. Nowadays, AMD’s Eyefinity technology enables from three to six displays on one card, while Nvidia’s more limited Vision Surround still supports up to three monitors for a max resolution of 7680×1600 (2560×1600 per screen).
Multi-monitor technology was originally designed for productivity and it’s still the driving force behind such technology today. Graphic designers, video editors, stock traders and other professionals greatly benefit from several screens, but they don’t necessarily demand the raw GPU power high-end gamers do. Hoping to address those needs, Galaxy has begun offering Nvidia’s cards with enhanced multi-display support.
The board partner recently launched its Galaxy MDT GeForce GTX 580, supporting four screens for a maximum resolution of 7680×1200. However, being based on Nvidia’s flagship single-GPU card, the solution is still a bit beefier (and pricier) than someone might need to view Photoshop or stocks across four screens. Thus, the company has introduced an affordable MDT X4 card based on the low-end GeForce GT 520.