TwinView Dual-Display Architecture


Why Two Displays Are Better Than One

Finally, with NVIDIA's TwinView™ Architecture, multiple displays are supported on a single GPU. Instead of stacking window upon window within the confines of one display, imagine spreading your work across multiple displays. Financial analysts can have a monitor for tracking each data stream. Graphic artists can use an entire screen for palettes, and another for editing. Imagine watching the evening news while catching up on e-mail. Supporting a variety of display options—such as digital flat panels, RGB monitors, TVs, and analog flat panels—provides tailor-made visual solutions for individual needs and increases productivity.

Flexibility doesn't end with the choice of display. NVIDIA's unified driver architecture offers several different modes for using your display setup.

  • Windows® XP Dualview and Windows 98 multimonitor support, which spreads the desktop across both displays. This mode allows you to stretch your desktop horizontally or stack it vertically—an optimal solution for financial trackers.
  • Application exclusive, in which an application may be dedicated to one or both monitors. This mode is excellent for entertainment applications.
  • Clone mode, in which monitors show the same output. This mode is useful for presentations. A presenter may use the smaller monitor on the podium, while a projector conveys the data to the audience.
  • Application zone mode, in which a zoomed-in section of the primary display's image is shown on a secondary display. This mode is perfect for image editing and modeling in CAD applications.
  • Virtual desktop, which supports full pan-and-scan mode, can be configured for one or both displays.

The business person with no space or time to waste, the graphic artist with creative visions, and the enthusiast with a love for all things technical -- TwinView is the key for all to unlock the cramped quarters of the single display.

NOTE: NVIDIA GPUs are enabled to support multi-displays, but graphics cards vary. Please verify multi-display support in the graphics card before purchasing.
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