Jump to content

Suggestions for Small Form Factor WO Computer...

Curtis Hutchins

Recommended Posts

Hi All,


Has anyone found a small-form computer for 4 channel displays they prefer over Shuttle's offerings?  


We like Shuttles but I'd prefer to find a more robust product that can solidly support 4 channels and still keep the small-form footprint.


The systems we currently have configured are Shuttle SH87R6, i7-4771 @ 3.5ghz, 8 GB (DDR 1333), 256GB - SSD, FirePro V7900 .  


These run 4-channels of video in most circumstances but the motherboards do not provide enough throughput in all situations compared to other rack mounted systems.


Thanks for your suggestions!

Link to comment
Share on other sites



This type of box has been used successfully.




It's a bit bigger than a Shuttle, ie will fit a microATX motherboard with 4 PCIe-slots.

We've not built any computers based upon this box, so as they say on their website,

any microATX motherboard will fit the box, which are not too many at the moment...


ASRock Fatal1ty X99M Killer: 





Has a Ultra M2-slot (PCIe x4)


EVGA X99 Micro:




GIGABYTE X99M-Gaming 5





Has a M2-slot (PCIe x2)



Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 2 weeks later...

If you want truly small form factor, your're not going to get the best performance, as you probably figured. Here's a small "player" style box with four outputs that could perhaps qualify, depending on what you mean by "small-form":






Wow that's a really small box.  Have you used these?  4 HDMIouts, I couldn't tell but the spec sheet, probably not eyefinity capable... AMD Radeon HD 7660G

(built in APU R-464L)
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Eyefinity and DisplayPort are not directly related.

Eyefinity is an AMD graphics technology, DisplayPort is a VESA connector standard.


4 HDMI outputs is quite possible for graphic card manufacturers to

make availabe, albeit they have not, at least yet. AOpen did however.


We do not use Eyefinity for WATCHOUT.



Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Create New...