CES 2013: Gigabyte's Dual Thunderbolt Motherboards Support 4K Resolution

Paul Lilly

Dual Thunderbolt mainboards from Gigabyte implement Intel Collage display technology.

Gigabyte on Tuesday announced support for 4K display resolutions using multiple standard 1080p displays with intel Collage display technology. The new feature comes courtesy of a Intel driver update that Gigabyte claims needs to be individually implemented by motherboard companies before it's made available to end users. One of the key benefits is that a discrete graphics card isn't required.

All you need is a Intel 3rd Generation Core i3, i5, or i7 processor with Intel HD Graphics 4000 and a Gigabyte board with dual Thunderbolt ports. With the right setup, the 4K Collage driver can power an Ultra HD 4K video stream across four standard displays.

"Our implementation of Intel’s new Collage display technology means that Gigabyte’s exclusive dual Thunderbolt motherboards are first to power the very latest Ultra HD resolutions across four of today’s standard displays," commented Henry Kao , Vice President of Gigabyte Motherboard Business Unit. "Offering a wealth of possibilities in commercial markets that include digital signage, surveillance, medical and more, we’re also excited to offer PC DIY customers the opportunity to enjoy 4K resolution support with a simple driver update on their existing hardware, and without a VGA card!"

Gigabyte boards that support the feature include the Z77X-UP5 TH, Z77X-UP4 TH, and Z77MX-D3H TH.

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