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Mellanox ConnectX®-5 Card Installation
ConnectX®-5 is an Ethernet PCI express adaptor.
Currently, only video input is supported in Reality, which means, AJA video card is also required to get video output. As we recommend installing AJA video I/O on PIC express slot no. 5, ConnectX® - 5 must be installed on PCI express slot 3 as shown in the image below.

Supported Slot Order & Configuration with Reality Engine

Slot
Electrical
Mechanical
Card
1
x16 PCIe Gen 3
x16
GPU
2
x4 PCIe Gen 3
x4
-
3
x16 PCIe Gen 3
x16
ConnectX® - 5 video card
4
x4 PCIe Gen 3
x4
-
5
x8 PCIe Gen 3
x8
Video I/O card (For Output)*

Installation of ConnectX®-5 card on PCIe Slot

The below image shows the motherboard marked with Slot 1 (for GPU), Slot 3 (for ConnectX®-5), and Slot 5 (for AJA video I/O).
Once the hardware is installed, the configuration of this hardware is necessary.
  • This AJA video card can also be used for additional input and output in combination with IP input.
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Supported Slot Order & Configuration with Reality Engine
Installation of ConnectX®-5 card on PCIe Slot