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I'm trying to find out a feature of the Matrox G450 quad card

I'm looking to buy some new quad display video cards. it 1 feature that is most important to me is the ability to rotate 1 display 90 degrees (cw or ccw dosn't matter to me). it's to view a special program that is a litter taller and needs to be viewed all at once witout scrolling

currently i'm looking at the Matrox G450, but unfortunatly not very many companies advertise the ability to rotate

so befor i spend almost 13k i would like to know if this card can do what i need

if not is there another card that anyone can recommend

Thank you in advanced
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OlskiCommented:
Here is Matrox's whole priduct line up with specs etc: http://www.matrox.com/graphics/media/en/crepro/pdfs/Product_lineup.pdf in the extra features included column you need an "s" for Pivot (display rotation) support. The G450 only supports 2 monitors and does not support rotation.
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tlman12Author Commented:
this is where i was pulling my information from

http://www.cdwg.com/shop/products/default.aspx?EDC=481013&cm_sp=Product-_-Overview-_-Main+Tab

it really don't help much :) but if i can't find the information i don't see spending that much to "Try"

how about, have you ever heard of The TRITTON SEE2 USB 2.0 VGA Adapter
heres the website i found on that http://www.trittonsales.com/products/TRIUV100.htm#Description
also no help

Thanks for your help
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OlskiCommented:
That card does not appear on Matrox's own product sheet! It must be a new one. Matrox are regarded as the name in dual/quad display graphics but we have recently started using Nvidia chipset ones. Personally I would always go for a PCI-Express or AGP card as opposed to an external USB one, they don't have the chance of falling out or accidentally being unplugged.

Look for a card with the NVIDIA Quadro NVS 440 chipset. It supports high resolutions and 4 monitors and has 256MB ram (this may depend on the card manufacturer may be more).
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tlman12Author Commented:
That looks like a good card, but the computers that it's going in don't have PCIe slots, they have 1 AGP and 4 PCI

I read that it may be supported but i don't want to take a chance these computers are old :)

they're atleast 5 years old possibly 6 they've been there since way before me

would the card you mentioned be supported in a PCI slot that old?
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OlskiCommented:
That chipset is fairly recent and just looking around it doesn't appear that you can get in either PCI or AGP. You may be best going back to a Matrox card, the Matrox QID is available in AGP and PCI (AGP will always be better than PCI for a graphics card) and it supports rotation.
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tlman12Author Commented:
Thanks for the great information
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OlskiCommented:
No problem, it can be a minefield trying to find the right dual head card!
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