AMD Embedded R-Series APUs First to Provide Native Support for up to Four Connected DVI Displays
Thursday, December 13, 2012
For those looking for an easy to use, low-power, smaller footprint and inexpensive means for gaining native support for our up to four digital visual interface (DVI) displays, the AMD Embedded R-Series accelerated processing unit (APU) will fit the bill*. Best of all, we’ve made it easier because we’ve eliminated the need for an external hub employed by alternative solutions.
An advanced graphics driver available exclusively in the AMD R-Series APU is what makes it possible. The enhanced connected display technology supports the four DVI displays in a variety of formats including a 2-by-2 display video wall. The results are stunning, ultra-immersive multimedia experiences for embedded devices like digital signage, casino gaming, point-of-sale systems and kiosks.
Other solutions in the market today can require additional cost and space for an external device to divide the display output into smaller panes across multiple displays. Our solution, based on AMD Eyefinity Technology, provides full 1080P HD resolution on each display – for example, four single-link DVI displays arranged in a 2-by-2 display wall have a total resolution of 3840×2160 at 60 Hz.
The new driver for multiple displays works with applications that support non-standard aspect ratios which is required for spanning across multiple displays. The Eyefinity Technology can support up to four displays using a single embedded AMD R-Series APU or up to six displays using a single AMD Radeon™ graphics card with Windows® Vista, Windows 7 or the new Microsoft Windows 8 operating systems.
The AMD R-Series APU supports up to 4 displays, the AMD Radeon™ E6760 embedded discrete GPU supports up to 4 displays, and the AMD Radeon™ E6460 embedded discrete GPU supports up to 6 displays. A system can be designed using the AMD R-Series APU and one of the two GPUs listed for support of a total of 8 or 10 displays.
AMD Embedded R-Series APUs are a great choice for applications requiring the highest level of graphics performance and display flexibility. To learn more visit us online at www.amd.com/embedded.
* Support for 4 DVI display requires identical monitors and display modes. AMD Eyefinity technology works with applications that support non-standard aspect ratios, which is required for spanning across multiple displays. AMD Eyefinity technology can support up to 4 displays using a single enabled AMD R-Series APU or up to 6 displays using a single enabled AMD graphics card with Windows Vista or Windows 7 operating systems – the number and type of displays may vary by board design. Some implementations may require DisplayPort 1.2 Multi-Stream Transport technology with compatible monitors and/or hubs. SLS (“Single Large Surface”) functionality requires an identical display resolution on all configured displays.
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