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finding a suitable video card

By markchip ·
I have a couple of ex-industry mono monitors that I want to use for viewing digital xray images in my work. The monitors are Eizo FA-2090's and run at 2048x1536 (max), 256 scale, 8-bit. The problem is that I can't tell which graphics cards I can use as all the (obvious) reviews are of cards for video, rather than static, images - ie. games! Clearly terrific 3-d rendering, anti-aliasing and high frame rates are not relevant to me. What do I need other than high end medical system cards costing many hundreds of pounds/dollars? Nb. my pc's support both pci and pci-e cards.
Regards, Mark

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Is this the monitor you have?

by 1bn0 In reply to finding a suitable video ...

http://www.eizo.com/support/discontinued/lcd/fa_2090.asp

Note bottom line:

Operation of the FA-2090 requires connection of two DVI-D cables to both of the graphics board's DVI ports.

It does list it as a full color LCD panel though.

Edited to add: Link to manual. http://www.eizo-downloads.com/downloads/manuals/umeng/um_eng_FA-2090.pdf

I agree with OM. Looks like two LCD panels in a single enclosure. Either two seperate video cards or a dual head. I do not see any MONO version of that monitor.

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Have you tried just plugging them into a PC yet ? ...

by OldER Mycroft In reply to finding a suitable video ...

Best to ascertain that they actually work before deciding if you need to upgrade any graphics capability you may already have.

According to the Specs of these monitors:

http://www.eizo.com/support/discontinued/lcd/fa_2090.asp

Input Terminals DVI-D 24 pin x 2

...would suggest you'll require more or less any graphics card with a dual output, although strictly-speaking not necessarily only DVI-equipped. You could try using VGA-DVI adapters on the cable ends closest to the monitor connections.

It is unusual in this day and age to find mono monitors, are you sure these ones ARE monochromatic?

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Nvidia quadro

by Dumphrey In reply to finding a suitable video ...

cards tend to do better multimonitor support then the "gaming" versions of said cards. In reality, the key is simply finding a dual head card that supports the max resolution you want.

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