Landscape -> Portrait rotation a function of video-driver?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by DannoXYZ, Aug 11, 2006.

  1. I'm looking at upgrading my system to multiple monitors in stages. Eventually I want to end up with a screen set-up like this. Figured I'd get the two 20" displays first and then the 30" one later.


    I was thinking of getting a dual-DVI card first to drive the two 20" displays, then get a dual-link DVI later to run the 30". Now rotating the 20" displays and keeping the image upright, is that a function of the video-driver? In the article, they mentioned driving one of the 20" displays off the motherboard's built-in video.

    Anyone know which dual-DVI cards will support the rotation at 1600x1200 into a 1200x1600 display?

  2. Schaefer


    It's more of a driver issue than hardware itself. I'm not too familiar with ATI cards, but I think most, if not all of the nVidia based dual DVI cards should support that feature through the driver.
  3. I have a Samsung SyncMaster 204T that can rotate. The monitor came with a software driver to do the rotation regardless of video card (I believe). I also have an nVidia 7800 GT dual DVI card and it also has the ability to rotate the screen directly from its control panel (NVRotate).
  4. Ok, I found the software that Samsung and Dell uses to rotate their displays: Pivot Pro. Then the driver specific to the monitor detects the physical rotation of the monitor and signals Pivot Pro to rotate the signal to keep the image upright. I remember using this package on the Radius and RasterOPS displays on my Mac back in the '80s. :)