Alienware Video Array

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by Jalexster, Jun 30, 2004.

  1. Jalexster macrumors 6502a

    Jun 8, 2004
    has anyone here heard of the Alienware Video Array.
    It's a system that allows two cards to work togeather, and combine thier output and show it on one display.
    One card does one half of the screen, and the other card does the other half.
    My idea is, could someone make one card display one half of the 30-inch Cinema Display HD, and the other display the other half? This way, the 30-inch screen could be hooked up to a PC.
    If you remember from the WWDC04 keynote, Steve Jobs showed a picture saying that "One DVI connector whould only show this", and an image of only half the screen with an image on it.
    If the 30-inch screen has two DVI ports (one for the top half and one for the bottom), couldn't someone just connect it too the two Video Array Cards?

    If this dosen't make sense, go here to get a better idea:
    There is an explanation of how it works, and what the system looks like. I'll quickly sum it up.

    There are two PCI-Express Cards in the system. They each give out half the image. The two seperate images are sent to a PCI card through VGA, which recombines them into one image, and outputs it. Could you just take the PCI card out of the system, and hook the 30-inch screen up to the Card's DVI ports.

    It's a long shot, but with some work, it may be possible.

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