Matrox's TripleHead2Go goes digital
TripleHead2Go DE. Source: Matrox.
A couple of months ago, Matrox introduced
a digital version of the DualHead2Go, its "Graphics eXpansion Module" designed to allow users whose systems lack dual-monitor support to enjoy the benefits of dual-head computing. Today, the company is back
with a digital version of the TripleHead2Go. As its name might suggest, the TripleHead2Go is designed to allow systems to drive three monitors from a single display output. To achieve this feat, the device simply appears to the graphics card as a single monitor three times as wide as a regular display. Like its VGA predecessor, the TripleHead2Go Digital Edition supports a maximum resolution of 3840x1024, which allows it to drive three 1280x1024 displays from either a dual-link DVI output or a VGA output. The TripleHead2Go Digital Edition can also operate in dual-head mode with a maximum resolution of 3840x1200, which lets it drive two 1920x1200 monitors.
The TripleHead2Go Digital Edition should satisfy users in fields like computer-aided design and digital content creation, but Matrox has also emphasized gaming with its new product. Just like the original TripleHead2Go, Matrox says the new digital version is compatible with over 150 game titles. The company has also introduced a monitor bezel management (PDF) tool that makes the device compensate for the extra space added by monitor bezels in order to give the impression of a single, continuous image. The TripleHead2Go Digital Edition will be available next quarter with a suggested retail price of $329, which is around $60 more than the analog version.