EVGA's DisplayPort Hub Lets You String Together Three Monitors From a Single Source

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Baer

1080P monitors are kind of toy like, using three of them makes less sense as the wide width and narrow height becomes pronounced. Many of us are going back to 1920 X 1200 for any wide screen display. I wonder why this unit would have this limitation?

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FrancesTheMute

So basically this is the same thing as the Matrox TripleHead2Go....which are pretty much crap (at least with Macs). We got a bunch of the DualHead2Gos when we bought some MBPs for the design people and had nothing but problems with them. Eventually gave up and just got USB-DVI adapters.

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servergenius

Is this hub compatible with Mac OSx?

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FrancesTheMute

If they are anything like the Matrox boxes that do the same thing, it's hit or miss. We had a lot of problems with them driving dual 24" displays on MBPs.

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soffhands

I thought with Windows you can automatically add monitors without anything special just add a splitter

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LatiosXT

This takes one DP output and turns it into three independent outputs because DP can multiplex display signals. DVI and VGA can't do this.

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AFDozerman

I can't believe there aren't more of these hubs. I was gonna get Club3D's, but it's way too expensive and I've read terrible reviews. Might give this a shot if it isn't too much.

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xRadeon

I'll have to try this one out. I had the Club3D MST and it had pixel storming issues and every 10 seconds or so a screen would go blank and then come back up.

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vrmlbasic

I don't have a single monitor that uses displayport. I could see how this could be useful if I did, though I don't think that I could ever go back to 1080 monitors.

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Renegade Knight

They make that much of a difference? I didn't think you needed more than that until you were bigger than 24". ??

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LatiosXT

DVI dual link supports 2560x1600@60Hz maximum, regardless of screen size. DP is useful if you want to go beyond that.

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vrmlbasic

Oh, I want to go beyond that. It was hard enough getting to 2560*1440 though. There's an untapped market there, IMO.

Is 1600p@60Hz really the DVI max? I've seen monitors sold that are supposedly 1440p @ over 100 Hz.

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LatiosXT

Well, most channels agree that 2560x1600@60Hz is the maximum you can go, but the DVI spec is basically "whatever you can push the copper wiring to"

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Innomasta

And these aren't mirrored or anything they're true extensions?

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LatiosXT

[Duplicate]

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LatiosXT

DP allows for multiplexing monitor signals. This is how some 4K monitors work (ASUS's is two 1920x2160 panels stitched together). The only reason why you haven't seen this before is because practically zero monitor manufacturers do DP daisy chaining.

On the plus side, I was expecting this to be a bit more pricey (something like the $200+ mark). On the bad side... why does this need to exist when monitor manufacturers can start adding DP out ports?

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vrmlbasic

They'd have to add DP in ports first...lol

I don't believe that I've ever seen a DP-in port...unless you count Apple's DP->something else adapters.

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ckeck

A lot of monitors have DP input connections and have for years. My Dell U2412M (I have 5) all have DisplayPort (no HDMI).