Matrox launches TripleHead2Go Digital Edition

Posted on Saturday, Mar 10 2007 @ 08:16 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
Matrox unveils the TripleHead2Go Digital Edition, the latest addition to the Matrox line of Graphics eXpansion Modules (GXM) featuring digital output support for a stretched desktop of up to 3840x1024 (triple 1280 x 1024)1 across three screens. The all-encompassing TripleHead2Go Digital Edition offers a truly digital-to-digital data path by connecting to the dual-link DVI output of a compatible notebook, desktop or workstation to three digital monitors—optimizing the connection between your system, graphics card and panel.

The new TripleHead2Go Digital Edition is designed to meet the growing needs of business professionals working in areas of Mechanical CAD, 3D Visualization, and Digital Content Creation & Animation. The Surround Design functionality—ability to work with three screens-provided by this small device enables users to examine multiple views of a design or project and simultaneously view important information that needs to be accessed quickly. These professionals will reap the benefits of multi-display computing on their notebooks or workstations while experiencing an increased level in productivity. In addition, users of the TripleHead2Go Digital Edition can operate in DualHead® mode with a combined resolution of 3840x1200 (dual 1920x1200)1 by connecting their system to the dual-link digital input.

TripleHead2Go Digital Edition's support of an ultra-wide screen resolution of 3840x1024 will enable gaming enthusiasts with a digital video card—that supports dual-link output—to enjoy a totally immersive Surround Gaming experience. Surround Gaming involves expanding supported 3D games across three displays and provides for a greater in-game field of view. This added view fully engages the gaming enthusiasts peripheral vision and gives more of an advantage to game play as users can 'see more' of the game; outside of their normal view without having to pan from left to right. Matrox TripleHead2Go currently supports over 150 popular game titles across a wide variety of game genres.

Exclusive to TripleHead2Go Digital Edition is the new Monitor Bezel Management feature2, which provides a new realism to gaming by creating the effect of a continuous image to the gaming experience. This unique feature virtually hides part of the image behind the bezel of your monitor—which would otherwise appear misaligned due to the gap introduced by monitor bezels—enabling a superior gaming experience.

Graphics eXpansion Modules
Matrox Graphics eXpansion Modules (GXM) are small external boxes that are simple to setup—there is no need to open the computer to insert additional parts into it. The operating system detects the GXM as an ultra-widescreen monitor which is then split into two or more standard resolutions compatible with the attached displays, all the while harnessing the graphics hardware already present in the system for all 2D, 3D, and video acceleration.

System Compatibility
TripleHead2Go Digital Edition includes support for Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows XP x64bit operating systems and Mac OS X v10.4, and is compatible with many professional and enthusiast class desktops and notebooks. For more information, please refer to the compatibility list posted on the Matrox website.

Price and Availability
Available in Q2 2007, TripleHead2Go Digital Edition has a manufacturer's suggested retail price of $329USD.

About the Author

Thomas De Maesschalck

Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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