Topic Title: Eyefinity 6 under Linux, 2 columns x 3 rows of 1080p displays??
Topic Summary: Looking to find out whether I can/should get an Eyefinity card to drive a display wall
Created On: 10/09/2012 01:45 AM
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 10/09/2012 01:45 AM
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rpseguin
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We have a display wall of 6  55" LG 55LM9600   1080p displays in a 2 columns by 3 rows configuration and are currently driving it with 3x NVidia GTX-580 graphics cards.

I am considering buy an ATI Eyefinity 6 card (7870?) to drive all 6 displays, but the documentation here:

http://www.amd.com/US/PRODUCTS/TECHNOLOGIES/AMD-EYEFINITY-TECHNOLOGY/HOW-TO/Pages/faqs.aspx

does not seem to indicate support for 2 colums x 3 rows (3840x3240), but does show 2 rows x 3 columns (5760x2160). 

Hardware:  SuperMicro X9DRi-LN4F+ MB,  384GB DDR3 RAM, 256 GB SSD (OS), 5x 3TB SATA in RAID-5 /data0,  3x NVidia GTX-580 (swap for 1 ATI 7870 Eyefinity 6??),  6x LG 55LM9600 3D 

SW:  CentOS 5.8,  OpenGL & GLUT 

 

Will this work?  2 cols x 3 rows?  Hardware accelerated?

Does the ATI card support bezel clipping/removal under Linux?

What are the ATI tools like under Linux?

Will the 2 cols x 3 rows work as a seamless hardware-accelerated X/OpenGL display (single OpenGL context)?

How buggy are the drivers?

How do I get rid of the annoying Gnome window management that defeats glutFullscreen() ?

 

 10/09/2012 06:38 PM
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Eydee
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This is the AMD Game forum, mostly geared toward gaming. As most games are on the windows platform exclusively, barley any linux users are around here. I suggest you ask around on the forums of your favorite distro, maybe on others too. You'll be more likely to get a satisfying answer. You can also contact AMD (link on the bottom of the page) and ask your questions.



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