If you’re a fan of Apple’s expansive 22-inch Cinema Display but you have a need to use it on a Windows-based workstation, you might be interested in a new offering from PC graphics card and chipmaker
3Dlabs Inc. Ltd.
The company today announced a “premium edition” of its Oxygen GVX420 card which supports the use of not just one but two Cinema Displays.
3Dlabs president and CEO Osman Kent said that his company’s customers expect the ultimate in professional workstation graphics, which is why they wanted to support the Apple Cinema Display.
“3Dlabs is proud to be the first to deliver this capability on the PC workstation platforms,” said Kent.
The Apple Cinema Display utilizes ADC, or Apple Display Connector, to manage its connection to the computer. ADC combines digital video output, power and USB all on a single cable and connector, thus reducing clutter between the computer and monitor. 3dlabs said that the “premium edition” of the Oxygen GVX420 card “comes with the necessary software, converters, cables and power supplies” to make the Cinema Display work on the card, on a PC equipped with Windows NT 4 or Windows 2000 operating systems.
3Dlabs has not announced plans to support this new card on the Mac. The company has licensed its cards to third-party Mac graphics card makers in the past, however.
If you’ll be at this week’s
trade show in Los Angeles, Calif., look for 3Dlabs to be demonstrating this new solution at booth number 1423.