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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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No more new connectors...We need HDCP compliance
By SunAngel on 2/27/2006 4:05:52 PM , Rating: 0
We need another cabling technology like we need another processor after the "CELL" (when it arrives for desktops).

For the next decade plus 1, HDMI will meet all our needs. Sound and video on one cable. However, the real reason for having HDMI is to be HDCP compliant. No matter how much the dark side hates copy protection, IT IS HERE TO STAY. So, the sooner Darth Farter and his merry men realize you either have to pay to watch (listen) the show a second time, buy the movie (music) or not watch (listen) it at all the sooner life can resume normality and the legal BIL-LIT-ZING by MPAA and RIAA can end.

If I am so wrong about fair use, ask the person next to you, "Dude, can I borrow your video card? I want to clone it." "Clone it, how you gonna do that?" "I'm gonna lay it on top of the copy machine." "That's not gonna work." "Watch, yes it will." (copy machine girgles, farts and spits out the copy) "Damn, I thought Xerox was more advanced than this!" "Stunad!" If you were able to make the connection, you would have seen the barrier to theft of hardware is very high. But, even if Xerox "had skills", HDCP would have prevented that becasue it would have needed to be certified. And as we have come to know, no DRM/copy protection means no-go for those device. DMS59 is a non-HDCP compliant line at the moment. Which means the card with DMS59 is useless for digital entertainment.

Now, does each of you see the consequence of lifting copyrighted material? Oh, poor you!

"And boy have we patented it!" -- Steve Jobs, Macworld 2007

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