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Matrox TripleHead2Go Analog Edition

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Matrox has made some waves with their recent release of the DualHead2Go Digital GXM module, but the TripleHead2Go Analog has one great feature which the dual display variant lacks: Surround Gaming. We fire up a classic and a brand new game, to show you what you could be gaming on with the TripleHead2Go GXM module.

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Nice review and it seems like a handy little device.

Though the one large IC that was supposed to be cooled by the case that actually isn't kind of concerns me, I wonder if that will have any effect on the longevity of the device.
 
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A great review on a product that doesnt get the attention it should. Its a wonderful product, I only wish a lower price tag. 19" LCDs pushing 1280x1024 are not far off from hitting $150, making this a very nice set up for someone with a lot of ground to cover. The gaming aspect is huge for flight sim fans, people are drooling over this and are just slightly put off by the nearly $300 price tag, the price of 3 decent (used) LCD monitors to run it. Its not a simple design and their support for it (especially for gaming) is incredible. Its also worth noting that a set up like this (3840x1024) is actually not that far off from what the high end of the single monitor spectrum (2560x1600) requires, a single high end/premium card will do the job, but multi card is definitely something that'll get its moneys worth out of this kinda work load.

$600 for 3840x1024 is not bad to pay, considering 24" 1920x1200 are only now dropping under $500, and the 30" panels pushing 2560x1600 wont see a sub $1000 price tag for a good while. Flight sims, MMO/RPG, and RTS games run insanely well on this type of set up paired with a decent rig, and the sheer amount of space you get to play with is something that must be seen first hand, even screen shots dont do it justice :D

On a related note, any chance a review sample will be in the for sale section anytime soon ;)
 
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Nice review! :toast: I have only one question: If you are running a single video card with two ouputs (anolog/digital), will you be able to span across 4 displays? (3 from the matrox & 1 from the card) And no this has nothing to do with gaming, :p just desktop application real estate.
 

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By everything I read, you should be able to span across all 4 monitors. However, this will be read as a dual-screen setup with the 3 monitors on the Matrox appearing as one screen, and the other monitor appearing as a seperate screen.
 

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Exacly as newtekie pointed out. As you can see I am using my notebook screen as the forth display to span the entire desktop across four units.
you could technically buy two triplehead2Gos and do a 6 display setup.

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