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GeCube's low profile features a single DMS59 output
With space on the graphic card getting tight, DMS59 is on the rebound

Several years ago, NVIDIA and ATI tried to ship graphic cards with DSM59 outputs on high end adaptors with little success.  Dual Monitor System 59 (DMS59) is a 59-pin external interconnect for graphic cards.  The 59 pin cable can transmit two DVI signals at a time after which an adaptor can split the pin-out into any dual output combination of two DVI and two 15-pin D-sub outputs. 

At CeBIT 2006, GeCube will announce its low profile Radeon X1600 Pro adaptor with a single DMS59 output.  Corporate product managers from the company hinted to us that the X1600 Pro is just the first of a series of cards from GeCube that will reintroduce the DSM59 interconnect -- future plans include a dual DMS59 Radeon that would effectively allow one to connect four displays to a single card.  The Radeon X1600 to be announced does not support HDCP compatibility, but if it did the DMS59 interface would have no problem transmitting the signal we are told.

Molex owns the royalties on DMS59, which may have lead to the failure of manufacturers to adopt the interconnect standard.  With the glass ceiling of graphic card pricing constantly rising, the licensing fee for the DMS59 interface is now a considerably smaller percentage of the build cost compared to three years ago. 

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By bobobeastie on 2/27/2006 10:42:35 AM , Rating: 2
but if it did TEH DMS59 interface would have no problem transmitting the signal we are told.

"the", I assume.

RE: mistake
By KristopherKubicki on 2/27/2006 2:57:23 PM , Rating: 2
Whoops. I've been hanging around this guy too much:


RE: mistake
By bobobeastie on 2/27/2006 3:41:53 PM , Rating: 2
I read about half of that 1st blog entry, "fan boooey" (used 9 times) I've never seen it spelled that way. I think the work speaks more about the user than the intended target. Boooey, is that supposed to be like boo hoo? or perhaps like a buoy?

On a side note, assuming you dont already, it could be a pretty good sit-com if you two were room mates.

lol, a quick google search shows one result for "fanbooeys".

RE: mistake
By Alexvrb on 2/28/2006 2:16:37 PM , Rating: 2
He made one point though. Some of the reporting here lately has been sloppy or otherwise reeked of propaganda - and I'm not referring to "teh". I don't care about the occasional typo.

It's the kind of rockball-fight-in-glass-snowforts situation that bothers me.

"The whole principle [of censorship] is wrong. It's like demanding that grown men live on skim milk because the baby can't have steak." -- Robert Heinlein

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