Looks like companies are taking the challenge of ATI’s Eyefinity 6-display solution seriously, but one unlikely competitor has a promising product coming out: S3. The new S3 Graphics 5400E X2 combines to drive eight monitors at 1080p, with hardware video acceleration and genlock support.
“The S3 Graphics 5400E x2 is a highly integrated and flexible video card that features dual graphics and multimedia processors,” the company said. “Boasting extreme hardware acceleration of the latest HD video codecs, the S3 Graphics 5400E x2 uses S3 Graphics’ PanoChrome technology to provide up to four independent HD video streams at resolutions of 1080p on up to eight displays, employing a variety of display modes and configurations.”
Cards will be on the floor of the Digital Signage Expo in Las Vegas next week, with samples reaching customers in Q2 2010.