Tuesday, June 23rd 2009

New Matrox Graphics eXpansion Modules Support DisplayPort Technology

Matrox Graphics Inc., the leading manufacturer of specialized graphics solutions, today unveiled the Matrox DualHead2Go DisplayPort Edition and TripleHead2Go DisplayPort Edition Graphics eXpansion Modules (GXMs) for DisplayPort-enabled computers and monitors. These latest GXMs incorporate the next-generation display interface standard, allowing users to benefit from DisplayPort technology on two or three displays.

"Matrox is pleased to offer its first external multi-display upgrades to DisplayPort adopters seeking maximum display performance across multiple displays," says Samuel Recine, Director of Business Development, Matrox Graphics. "For example, with the new TripleHead2Go DP Edition, the DisplayPort interface allows users to easily connect three displays to a single notebook to generate a purely digital connection from system to monitors, while enabling resolution support of up to an impressive 1680x1050 per external display."

The Matrox DualHead2Go DP Edition and TripleHead2Go DP Edition GXMs are external multi-display upgrades that work in conjunction with your system's existing GPU to connect two or three displays-at supported resolutions of up to 2x1920x1200 and 3x1680x1050 respectively-to a single system. With additional onscreen real estate, business professionals can increase productivity by working across multiple monitors, and gamers enjoy a fully immersive, Surround Gaming experience. What's more, the new space-saving GXMs are optimized for reduced power consumption, and are packaged in an environmentally friendly, recyclable box, making them the greenest multi-display upgrades to date.

Supported Operating Systems
DualHead2Go DP and TripleHead2Go DP Editions are compatible with Microsoft Windows 2000, Windows XP (32/64bit), Windows Vista (32/64bit), Windows Server 2003/2008 (32/64bit), Mac OS X v10.4, Mac OX v10.5 Leopard, and Linux.

Availability and Pricing
Matrox DP Graphics eXpansion Modules will be available Q2/2009.
  • D2G-DP-IF $229.00 USD
  • T2G-DP-IF $329.00 USD
For more information on Graphics eXpansion Modules, visit this page.
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4 Comments on New Matrox Graphics eXpansion Modules Support DisplayPort Technology

#1
Mussels
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i dunno, only 2 screens at 1200P? i'd expect people forking out for this to want three 1080P screens (two screens is hardly worth it, as every video card has two ports)
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twicksisted
by: Mussels
i dunno, only 2 screens at 1200P? i'd expect people forking out for this to want three 1080P screens (two screens is hardly worth it, as every video card has two ports)
I agree with you though gfx cards cant run 2 screens as one display for games etc...
this will make the game think that 2/3 screens are one large screen...

pretty useless as you say for 1200p as the crosshair would be in the middle and you wouldnt see what youre shooting at :D
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#3
RodIshiCi
IIRC, Matrox family for multidisplay have two modes, one considering the monitors bezels as part of the screen, other without it. Without you'd know what you're shooting at, even tough the crosshair would be split across two screens.
That said, I'd rather go for a 3 displays setup over a 2 displays one, even if with larger monitors on the 2-d one.
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#4
thunder_2008
by: Mussels
i dunno, only 2 screens at 1200P? i'd expect people forking out for this to want three 1080P screens (two screens is hardly worth it, as every video card has two ports)
I too must agree in that the dual to go's 1920x1200 is just not enough.

For in my case I have thought about selling my computer to get a laptop. Currently, I already have a 4-dvi out 3870x2 card in the desktop.

I have 3-three lcds' at the moment 1-24'' hp 1-22'' viewsonic and 1-cintiq12wx. I use the two larger sized monitors at 1920x1200 and 1600x1200 resolutions and the cintiq12wx at 1280x800.

If I get a laptop I would still want to use all 3-lcds' simultaneously. I use the 2-lcds' for CAD and the tablet for sketching so the triples' resolutions simply useless.

How is it that the dual has 1920x1200 yet the triple only 1680x1080...sounds like the designers at madox are mad as in not in the know, logic and/or pushing the envelope enough to provide the proper products to prospective customers.
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