ExtremeTech is one of the first to publish a review of the new Gateway XHD3000 LCD display. This 30" unit features a large 2560 x 1600 pixel resolution and a video processor from Silicon Optix.
Want to run a game at 1680x1050 on your 24-inch, 1920x1200 display? The video processor takes care of that. Toss in video inputs, and the video processor needs to take care of de-interlacing, noise reduction, and other video related features.
Until recently, no video processor for PC displays was really capable of handling the video processing needed to properly scale to 2560x1600. Instead, your PC system's graphics card was used to handle video processing for existing 30-inch monitors.
That changed on October 4th, when Gateway announced their XHD3000 display, which incorporates a Silicon Optix Realta chipset. Normally used in high end consumer electronics hardware, Silicon Optix video processors offer the horsepower needed to scale and de-interlace both standard definition and HD video streams.
Check out the review over here. The site awards the display with a 8 out of 10. The XHD3000 offers good picture quality, a video processor that offers excellent flexibility and scaling and flexible controls. The biggest negative is the high price and that the display only features a 72% color gamut instead of 92% like some displays from Dell and HP.