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Chellovek
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2005-02-03, 07:05

Ignorance is bliss,

However, I was wondering if these updated graphics chips in the speedbumped powerbooks would be capable of driving two external monitors?

If the 128MB ATI Mobility Radeon 9700 can drive a 30" display over dual-DVI, surely it has the umph to run two external monitors? Do these graphic chips even support dual monitor output in theory?
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2005-02-03, 07:12

Logic would suggest so...
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2005-02-03, 09:32

I wouldn't be so sure. I know that certain professional 3D rendering and CAD video cards support two outputs from a single port using certain types of splitters, but I'm not sure if those would work with the PowerBook. I also don't think a dual-link DVI port can be split into two standard DVI ports. If you have a 15" or 17" PowerBook and need triple monitors, I think the only solution would be the VTBook cardbus video card.
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sith_lord
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2005-02-03, 13:36

Yea but I'm hopin' that VT will release a version that can display enough 'umpff' for a 30".
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