Connecting 4x 32x8 pixel panels

Want to use 4 panels of 32x8 which is in total 1024 leds which is over the recommended use with one output.

With led strips you can configure this under the led preferences and string for instance 2 led strips via 2 outputs but have them act as one string.

How does this would this work with the 4 panels? Should I also have 2 panels controlled by 1 output and then the other 2 by another output? Does the 2D matrix setting ‘understand’ that (as there is no mention of that in the 2D setting).

Tried to split the 4 panels in 2 sets of 2 each with their own output pin in the led setting. This seems to work fine.

Only thing is that the ESP8266 is to slow for this setup