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SteamOS beta "Alchemist" arrives

SteamOS beta "Alchemist" arrives

Posted Dec 19, 2013 16:45 UTC (Thu) by mathstuf (subscriber, #69389)
In reply to: SteamOS beta "Alchemist" arrives by ewan
Parent article: SteamOS beta "Alchemist" arrives

> I'm not sure why anyone would choose, for preference, an AMD graphics card for Linux use.

Multi-monitor support. nVidia tends to implement 4 monitor support as 2 separate GPUs which requires running 2 X servers (last I checked at least). Also OpenCL support is getting there with FOSS code.

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SteamOS beta "Alchemist" arrives

Posted Dec 21, 2013 14:25 UTC (Sat) by Creideiki (subscriber, #38747) [Link]

Maybe they "tend to" do that, but they do in fact produce true 4-display cards, e.g. the Quadro K5000:

One of those connected to four 2560x1440 monitors is really neat, at least when my employer is paying for it all.

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