deputy dawg wrote:For eight different displays:
Matrox sells the TripleHead2Go DP Edition which gives you three displays off of the built-in DisplayPort. You could also run five of these USB 3.0 to DisplayPort adapters on a powered hub to get a total of eight separate displays. It would be a bit of a Frankenstein setup but it should *technically* work as long as the Matrox box plays nicely with the USB adapters and everything gets enough juice to work properly.
frumper15 wrote:I hadn't thought of the USB3 route - not sure how it would handle the bandwidth through a hub like that, but maybe! With the monitors the OP states he wants to use and the resolution they run (1920x1200) I think he could only run 2 off the Triplehead at their native resolution. I wonder if there is anything that would stop someone from using, say, 2 USB3 hubs with 10 of these http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6815158301 to get 12 or so displays. I would suggest DVI as the monitors come with those cables included, but I'm not sure cost is really a consideration if you're thinking of using 12 monitors on a $2k laptop.
frumper15 wrote:Dell also offers a dock http://accessories.dell.com/sna/product ... u=331-6304 that appears to offer DVI along with VGA as well so that might get you two more for a total of (maybe?) 5.
just brew it! wrote:Extremely critical question: Do you want to display the same thing on all of the monitors, or are you wanting an 8-12 monitor setup where each monitor can display something different, and/or be part of a single large extended desktop?
morphine wrote:Thunderbolt, in theory, allows you to daisy-chain devices off another, so in theory, you could hook up monitors in series.
Either that, or there's some Thunderbolt monitor breakout box that I'm not aware of. But that would be possible. In theory
frumper15 wrote:I don't know if the GPU in your laptop is Displayport 1.2 compliant or not, but if it is, you should be able to daisy-chain monitors off the displayport on the laptop - up to 4 it would seem. Those plus the built in screen and (maybe) one off the VGA port could get you 5 or 6 and they should be quick-ish running off the GPU (assuming compliance with 1.2 spec).
Any of these Dells support Daisy chaining, but only the 1920x1200 or lower seem to support 4. The higher res panels get you more desktop in one screen but fewer screens supported.
http://www.dell.com/ed/business/p/dell-u2913wm/pd - this one's really strange - not sure how many you could daisy-chain on that one
more info on that process: http://www.pcworld.com/article/2035700/ ... dness.html
http://support.amd.com/en-us/kb-article ... yPort.aspx
I am running 12 Dell U2412M ( 24 inch, 1920x1200 ) monitors using 3, AMD FirePro 2460 Low profile Video Cards. Each card has 4 Mini DP ports & runs 4 monitors each. I am using Dell workstation & it has 4 PCIe slots.
I am not running any games or very intensive programs. Just the stock market charts, 12 of them, each one is a different stock.
Now I am inspired by this video on you tube where this guy is running 8 monitors from a Laptop using only USB 3.0 seven port Hub.
So Now I want to run those 12 monitors from Dell M6800 Laptop workstation but in a little different way by using external PCIe slots.
The problem is to get 3 PCIe slots & solution I found is to use an external “ Nestor NA211A-NB “ PCIe expansion box that can be connected to Laptop using Express Card.
Each slot runs at 1X bandwidth.
This Nestor box costs around $ 780.00.
So before I start on this venture, could someone tell me if this is possible or am I going to run into bottleneck ?