Not for the Linux
Pros: The card is exactly what I want - a quad DVI output (need the real estate for what I do). It functions very well in Windows Vista (if you use the driver from NVidia - the MS driver is a bad driver).
Cons: I have not been able to get it operational in Linux. The tools from NVidia (using the latest driver) don't get it configured properly, and the default of no xorg.conf doesn't find the device.
Other Thoughts: If I could figure out the Linux display issues with the card, it would be perfect.
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Great niche product
Pros: Only card in its class I know of that can drive a DVI port at 1920x1200. No other quad-port X1 card can achieve this at this time. I am using two of these. The worked in X1, X2, X4 and X16 slots. Obviously not for gaming, but I was pleasantly surprised that I can watch HDTV .ts files and DVD's just fine. Very stable.
Cons: Not really a con, but I found you can't run more than 1 of these cards if you have a GeForce-based card in your system as well. System won't even go to the BIOS screen. Seems Quadro and GeForce drivers/cards only get along to a point. Also, had to force installation of the Quadro driver since the installer CD only looked at my 6800 card and did not see it as compatible. Pulling the 6800 did not help, nor did changing graphics settings/boot priorities in BIOS.
Other Thoughts: I use 2 of these to drive an 8-monitor trading setup. Needless to say, my apps are 2-D only. But since this is the only 1920x1200 quad DVI card out there that I know of, it's what I went with, and I don't regret it. Also, PNY tech support was courteous, although they acknowledged that they did not have a work-around for my GeForce/Quadro combo attempts. In all fairness to them, it's something most users would probably never attempt.
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