Samsung have introduced a 3 and 6 multi-display monitor (LCD) array which appear to be a much neater solution that 3 or 6 separate monitors.Â Samsung state on their website that due to their unique super thin bezel your view is panoramic and almost seamless.Â Connection of the array is a breeze, and being connected together means that you don’t have to mess around aligning the separate components.
Resolution of a single monitor is 1920 x 1080 and response time is 8ms, with the usual connections D-Sub, DVI-D, USB, etc but no mention of HDMI.Â The individual screen size is 23″ in 16:9 aspect ratio.Â The native resolution of the monitor array is 5760 x 2160 pixels and apparently the setup works seamlessly when using a high end ATI Radeon card such as the 5870, utilising “ATI Eyefinity Technology with DisplayPort connectivity”, which enables multi-monitor panoramic views. Â It would appear that with the right card you do not need any other hardware (or software) add-on to operate the display.Â With nVidia the situation is a little more complex, because they use a software solution, in that with some nVidia cards you may need an SLI card on order to display over multiple monitors, ie 3 monitors wide.Â The GTX 4xx series of cards support triple monitors (not sure wrt 3 x 2 multi-displays) using the latest versions ofÂ nVidia’s surround and/or 3D vision surround.
All the cabling is neatly integrated and there is even a single power supply for all 3 or 6 monitors and set up is claimed to be simple and speedy.
There is a built-in stand that caters for all and fits as a single column with either the 3 or 6 array.Â You can use either all of the monitors at once or singly and all aspects, modes, parameters, etc being controlled by a single WiFi remote.
The screens (MD230) can be purchased singly or in the 3 or array sizes making the upgrade to multi monitors quite affordable.
Now the big question is, “would this work with FSX?” Â Apparently there is some hardware demand in the Eye Infinity solution which could affect FSX performance but this may not be as apparent in the nVidia solution. Â Now if I could only persuade Miguel to let me write a full review . . . .