Matrox TripleHead2Go Digital Edition

Matrox TripleHead2Go Digital Edition (T2G-D3D-IF)

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TripleHead2Go Digital Edition delivers the ultimate surround graphics experience for professionals and gaming enthusiasts alike. This versatile new product enables users looking to add three digital monitors to their workstation, desktop computer or notebook with a maximum resolution of up to 3840x10241 (triple 1280x1024).

The latest in Matrox's series of Graphics eXpansion Modules (GXM), TripleHead2Go Digital Edition is an external multi-display upgrade device that connects via the dual-link DVI or analog output of your system and can support both analog and digital monitors. Dramatically increasing Office Productivity for business professionals, providing an incredible Surround Design environment to high-end workstation users and delivering the most immersive Surround Gaming experience to gamers, the TripleHead2Go Digital Edition is the ideal solution for individuals looking for a truly digital-to-digital experience.

Main Features

  • Host Interface: Not Applicable
  • Functions: MultiView
  • Video Features:
  • Harness your existing graphics hardware's full capabilities for 2D, 3D and video
  • Experience Surround Graphics and execute your workload faster by expanding your desktop across three displays
  • Experience Surround Gaming by expanding supported 3D games across three displays; achieve a much wider in-game field of view
  • Flexible device supports both dual-monitor configurations at a maximum resolution of up to 3840 x 1200 (2x 1920x1200) and triple-monitor configurations with a maximum resolution of up to 3840 x 1024 (3x 1280x1024) with digital or analog monitors
  • Platform Support: PC
  • Platform Support: Mac
  • Software Included: CD which includes the following software:
  • Install Package
  • Electronic Product Manual
  • PowerDesk SE (includes Image quality adjustment, center popup, window management, Matrox Monitor Bezel Management feature, etc)
  • Dimensions: 100 mm x 140 mm x 32 mm
  • Weight (Approximate): 280 g
  • System Requirements:

    Minimum System Requirements:

  • Powered USB Connector
  • Dual-link DVI or single VGA output connector
  • Display driver supporting 1920 x 480, 2400 x 600, 3072 x 768 or 3840 x 1024 resolution
  • Operating Systems Support:

  • Windows XP
  • Windows 2000
  • Windows XP x64bit
  • Windows Vista
  • Mac OS X v10.4
  • Note : Under Windows 2000, when TripleHead2Go is connected to a notebook only the 3 external displays will be active - the LCD screen will be disabled.

    General Information

    Product TypeMultiview Device
    Brand NameMatrox
    ManufacturerMatrox
    Product ModelTripleHead2Go
    Product NameTripleHead2Go Digital Edition
    Manufacturer Part NumberT2G-D3D-IF
    Manufacturer Website Addresswww.matrox.com
    Marketing Information

    TripleHead2Go Digital Edition delivers the ultimate surround graphics experience for professionals and gaming enthusiasts alike. This versatile new product enables users looking to add three digital monitors to their workstation, desktop computer or notebook with a maximum resolution of up to 3840x10241 (triple 1280x1024).

    The latest in Matrox's series of Graphics eXpansion Modules (GXM), TripleHead2Go Digital Edition is an external multi-display upgrade device that connects via the dual-link DVI or analog output of your system and can support both analog and digital monitors. Dramatically increasing Office Productivity for business professionals, providing an incredible Surround Design environment to high-end workstation users and delivering the most immersive Surround Gaming experience to gamers, the TripleHead2Go Digital Edition is the ideal solution for individuals looking for a truly digital-to-digital experience.

    Technical Information

    FunctionsMultiView
    Video Features
  • Harness your existing graphics hardware's full capabilities for 2D, 3D and video
  • Experience Surround Graphics and execute your workload faster by expanding your desktop across three displays
  • Experience Surround Gaming by expanding supported 3D games across three displays; achieve a much wider in-game field of view
  • Flexible device supports both dual-monitor configurations at a maximum resolution of up to 3840 x 1200 (2x 1920x1200) and triple-monitor configurations with a maximum resolution of up to 3840 x 1024 (3x 1280x1024) with digital or analog monitors
  • Platform SupportMac
    Host InterfaceNot Applicable

    Software

    Software IncludedCD which includes the following software:
  • Install Package
  • Electronic Product Manual
  • PowerDesk SE (includes Image quality adjustment, center popup, window management, Matrox Monitor Bezel Management feature, etc)
  • Physical Characteristics

    Dimensions100 mm x 140 mm x 32 mm
    Weight (Approximate)280 g

    Miscellaneous

    System Requirements

    Minimum System Requirements:

  • Powered USB Connector
  • Dual-link DVI or single VGA output connector
  • Display driver supporting 1920 x 480, 2400 x 600, 3072 x 768 or 3840 x 1024 resolution
  • Operating Systems Support:

  • Windows XP
  • Windows 2000
  • Windows XP x64bit
  • Windows Vista
  • Mac OS X v10.4
  • Note : Under Windows 2000, when TripleHead2Go is connected to a notebook only the 3 external displays will be active - the LCD screen will be disabled.

    January 4, 2011 Ian says:
    This Product is just what i was looking for. A steady and releiable product that can make a 3screen wide image out of a single VGA or DVI output. Loving It!
    November 23, 2010 bekon says:
    resolutions are low and I took me couple of days the figure out how it works.
    September 8, 2010 Anonymous says:
    Pros: Good product, works well for what it advertises. Much cheaper/easier than purchasing a quad-output vid card.
    Cons: Not many.
    Good product, works well for what it advertises. Much cheaper/easier than purchasing a quad-output vid card. Not many. MUST HAVE DUAL-LINK DVI CABLES AND GRAPHICS CARD. This is mentioned in the description, but is somewhat vague. That is most likely why the user below is getting the "Windows Error" and cannot do the higher resolutions. I could not get mine to work either and switched to an nVidia 8400GS and it worked. Apparently my other card was not dual-link capable. You also have to make sure to have the dual-link DVI cables, which do not have the missing pins in the middle of the plug.
    September 5, 2010 Anonymous says:
    Pros: This box stitches together 3 monitors up to 1680x1050, or 2x1920x1080. If your using an nvidia card, getting Xinerama (e.g. so you can maximize windows within 1 screen instead of it being stretched out across all 3) to work is a snap. Just add "XineramaInfoOverride" tags to your xorg.conf file and it works like a charm.
    Cons: You have to initialize the hardware on windows to get it to do 3x1680x1050 properly under linux.
    Needs a USB port to operate.
    All monitors need to run at the same resolution.
    This box stitches together 3 monitors up to 1680x1050, or 2x1920x1080. If your using an nvidia card, getting Xinerama (e.g. so you can maximize windows within 1 screen instead of it being stretched out across all 3) to work is a snap. Just add "XineramaInfoOverride" tags to your xorg.conf file and it works like a charm. You have to initialize the hardware on windows to get it to do 3x1680x1050 properly under linux.
    Needs a USB port to operate.
    All monitors need to run at the same resolution. I own two of these and have never seen it fail even placed behind the hot exhaust vent on the host machine for 6+ months.
    August 31, 2010 ga says:
    just great
    August 26, 2010 Schweizerblut says:
    Pros: Works great with WoW, Gears of War, Crysis, and Grid!! The first time I played I got dizzy from all the movement. Crysis on Ultra settings across three 23" screens is absolutely amazing.
    Cons: Had some trouble with Grand Theft Auto IV and F.E.A.R. Also games that do not have native compatibility require downloaded drivers, but that's ok. I wish it triplehead was compatible with SC2.
    Works great with WoW, Gears of War, Crysis, and Grid!! The first time I played I got dizzy from all the movement. Crysis on Ultra settings across three 23" screens is absolutely amazing. Had some trouble with Grand Theft Auto IV and F.E.A.R. Also games that do not have native compatibility require downloaded drivers, but that's ok. I wish it triplehead was compatible with SC2. I'm running dual 9800 GTX+'s and using 3 identical 23 inch displays. Not sure how it works with different size displays or brands. I did try with only one GFX card and it still worked but at lower graphics settings obviously.
    June 21, 2010 calebizsol says:
    Pros: Small package, USB power, really like the wide desktop.
    Cons: Bummer.... the installation wizard, when "applying mode" step is executed, returns a "windows error" message. This happens after the wizard restarts the computer. Nothing on the Matrox web site addresses the issue. Then end result is that I don't get the 1680 X 1050 (x3) resolution. However, the rest of the lower resolutions work. Other users on the net are reporting the same error.
    Small package, USB power, really like the wide desktop. Bummer.... the installation wizard, when "applying mode" step is executed, returns a "windows error" message. This happens after the wizard restarts the computer. Nothing on the Matrox web site addresses the issue. Then end result is that I don't get the 1680 X 1050 (x3) resolution. However, the rest of the lower resolutions work. Other users on the net are reporting the same error. I won't return the unit, but I won't use it either. It'll go in the closet until I'll be googling around one day and someone has found a solution.
    I7 920, x58 Intel smackover MB, 6 gig G-Skill, EVGA GTX275, Vista 64 bit
    May 4, 2010 TD St. Francis says:
    This is a must for anyone working in an industry where running multiple projectors is necessary. I am able to run presentations with multiple projectors on one computer which greatly simplifies things. Set was a breeze!!
    January 28, 2010 Moicas says:
    Pros: Practically plug and play with Windows Vista. I am running two Windows OS in the same PC: XP an Vista. I had two video cards with three monitors: one PCI card and the other a PCI express vdeo card and sometimes my computer was sluggish when I ran video games spanning the image in the three monitors. So, I removed the PCI card, installed the Matrox box and Vista recognized the Matrox box right away and even before installing the Matrox Software the desktop was displaying a 3840x1024 view. Amazing! With XP I had to install the Matrox software and was so easy to get the 3840x1024 view. Playing MS Flight Simulator 2004 and FSX and Tom Clancy's HAWX. The view is just amazing! And the performance/speed of my PC has improved!
    Cons: I still think that the Matrox Triplehead2Go is expensive for what it does. A more reasonable price would be in the $250 range and Matrox will be selling more! It took me several months to be able to spend another $320 on my computer plus taxes and shipping. One disadvantage though, is that you can no use monitors larger than 1680 x 1050. But still it looks great!
    Practically plug and play with Windows Vista. I am running two Windows OS in the same PC: XP an Vista. I had two video cards with three monitors: one PCI card and the other a PCI express vdeo card and sometimes my computer was sluggish when I ran video games spanning the image in the three monitors. So, I removed the PCI card, installed the Matrox box and Vista recognized the Matrox box right
    January 13, 2010 sharad_74 says:
    Using it to connect three 15 inch monitors together for total of 3840x720 resolution. Easy to use, no issues so far, have been using it for a month.
    January 12, 2010 Anonymous says:
    Pros: None
    Cons: If you have a problem with your Matrox hardware within your warranty, they will not help you. They will ask you to submit a RMA trough their website, but then you will not hear from them again.
    None If you have a problem with your Matrox hardware within your warranty, they will not help you. They will ask you to submit a RMA trough their website, but then you will not hear from them again. If you call Matrox tech support,you will have to wait at least 45 minutes before you will talk with someone. Then you will have to do about 3 hours worth of troubleshooting before they will even think about approving a RMA.
    December 9, 2009 Bill says:
    Pros: Easy setup for software and hardware. Works as advertised on Matrox website.
    Cons: Would love better Linux support.
    Easy setup for software and hardware. Works as advertised on Matrox website. Would love better Linux support. Upgraded firmware through Windows and added support for widescreen monitors with ease. After setting desired resolution through Matrox software I installed Ubuntu 9.10 over Windows and recognized my setup with no problems.
    November 5, 2009 operator says:
    This is exactly what I was needing to expand the operating system I use to have multiple screens of data available at a glance!
    November 1, 2009 A-Ron says:
    Pros: When you get it working, it is absolutely amazing! Customer/tech support is great.
    Cons: A bit tricky to configure with the software.
    When you get it working, it is absolutely amazing! Customer/tech support is great. A bit tricky to configure with the software. I don't know how I ever gamed without it.
    October 22, 2009 LOGAN87306 says:
    Pros: If your a gamer, this is a must have device. I'm big into WOW and new this would look increadible. I was right, it does. It literally makes you feel like your standing in the game. Takes a lil time to get used to having your action buttons all the way on the other screen, but hey, that's what macro's are for! :) Another plus, tons of desktop space. Again, I highly recommend this. Well worth the money IMO.
    Cons: NONE!
    If your a gamer, this is a must have device. I'm big into WOW and new this would look increadible. I was right, it does. It literally makes you feel like your standing in the game. Takes a lil time to get used to having your action buttons all the way on the other screen, but hey, that's what macro's are for! :) Another plus, tons of desktop space. Again, I highly recommend this. Well worth the money IMO. NONE! Took just under 10 minutes to hookup. 6 of those 10 minutes was me messing with the wires trying to make it look neat and tidy. Can we say OCD? Yup, you can. hehe :)
    October 16, 2009 Dan says:
    We used this module for a three-screen projection of a custom built app. It was incredible. GREAT: It just worked! There was no fussing around - we plugged in the three projector cables into the module, plugged the module into our PowerMac, and way we went. Done. NOT SO GREAT: Might just be coincidence, but my Macbook Pro's logic board blew after running my application on three screens for an hour... Word to the wise.
    July 31, 2009 Anonymous says:
    Pros: If you don't want to go through the pain of Softh this is a great way of getting 3 monitor gaming on your PC.
    Cons: Make sure your video card can run the resolution you want from a single DVI port.
    If you don't want to go through the pain of Softh this is a great way of getting 3 monitor gaming on your PC. Make sure your video card can run the resolution you want from a single DVI port.
    July 16, 2009 Anonymous says:
    Pros: Easy to hook up.
    Developing in lotus and other shells is just fantastic.
    WoW III, Counter Strike, crysis - was awesome with 3 1280x1024 19in monitors.
    For flight sims, mixed with a trackIR and your in heaven.
    Cons: Have to deal with the monitor bezels..
    otherwise.. nothing.
    Easy to hook up.
    Developing in lotus and other shells is just fantastic.
    June 8, 2009 j says:
    Pros: basically a sli / crossfire bridge for displays, whether itd be crt monitors, lcds, lcdtvs, plasmas, projectors for seamless display plus 5040x1050 resolution with firmware update and nvidia cards - ur golden
    Cons: nothing, improved placement of dvi outputs compared to analog version, get digital ppl its 2009 ffs.
    basically a sli / crossfire bridge for displays, whether itd be crt monitors, lcds, lcdtvs, plasmas, projectors for seamless display plus 5040x1050 resolution with firmware update and nvidia cards - ur golden nothing, improved placement of dvi outputs compared to analog version, get digital ppl its 2009 ffs. u tell me, its nuts.. just youtube matrox triplehead2go
    May 31, 2009 Cravczec says:
    Pros: Works as advertised. Works well with Vista
    Cons: Doesn't work with that many games tough
    Works as advertised. Works well with Vista Doesn't work with that many games tough
    May 8, 2009 rosnh says:
    I bought this for gaming and am having issues with SOME game software.
    and when it is working it quite a sight to behold, and does take some getting used to.when its working its cool.
    April 28, 2009 zoltan says:
    Pros: It works!!!! Team Fortress2 and left4dead look awsome in widescreen like being at a movie theater. Looking forward to Flight SimX in widescreen. Lots and lots of real estate to work with.
    Cons: This is NOT a product for beginners. You must download the latest drivers and software to access high rez 1680x1050 which is native 22" wide screen rez. CAUTION!!! Make sure your monitor has a variable refresh rate and can run at 55 to 75 HZ. ACER x223w/AL2223w runs at 1680x1050 @ 60hz and cannot run widescreen 5040x1080 at 57hz (3x1680) which is what the TH2go pumps out. My Max rez is 4320x900 @ 60hz good but not great.
    It works!!!! Team Fortress2 and left4dead look awsome in widescreen like being at a movie theater. Looking forward to Flight SimX in widescreen. Lots and lots of real estate to work with. This is NOT a product for beginners. You must download the latest drivers and software to access high rez 1680x1050 which is native 22" wide screen rez. CAUTION!!! Make sure your monitor has a variable refresh rate and can run at 55 to 75 HZ. ACER x223w/AL2223w runs at 1680x1050 @ 60hz and cannot run widescreen 5040x1080 at 57hz (3x1680) which is what the TH2go pumps out. My Max rez is 4320x900 @ 60hz good but not great. Be prepared to do some research because Matrox web site has not been updated. Learning curve is steep. widescreengamingforum.com is great resource.
    Good Luck and Good Gaming
    April 3, 2009 Spamhater007 says:
    Pros: Makes 3 monitors work together seamlessly. I play Counter Strike:Source, so the surrond gaming is awesome, you can almost see around corners. Not sure how that performs in other games. If you are using a laptop or limited desktop, it is usefull - make sure your system can support the extended resolutions.
    Cons: Cannot rotate displays - I have 3 19" @ 1280x1024(3840x1024), would like to have run as 1024x1280(3072x1280). The height is much better for working on documents including VISIO.
    Makes 3 monitors work together seamlessly. I play Counter Strike:Source, so the surrond gaming is awesome, you can almost see around corners. Not sure how that performs in other games. If you are using a laptop or limited desktop, it is usefull - make sure your system can support the extended resolutions. Cannot rotate displays - I have 3 19" @ 1280x1024(3840x1024), would like to have run as 1024x1280(3072x1280). The height is much better for working on documents including VISIO. The product works well, but is pricey if you have a modern computer. Most computers have multiple PCIe slots so running a second video card using extended display is much less expensive. For laptops or computers that can only support one video card, this is a usefull solution. I'm running three 19" and one 24" off of two 9800GTX+ video cards, got this to use the surround gaming but lost the rotated display capability.
    March 7, 2009 Promethion says:
    Pros: "Huge Work Environment" I can Run 2 Windows with blender running and be referencing sketch work of my project.
    "USB POWER" its about time i found some use for those extra usb ports
    "Screen software" this little slice of heaven keeps you from going batty when you hit maximize and take up the entire layout.
    Cons: "Missing cables?" it would have been nice had this setup came with the necessary DVI cables for hook up for 3 screens. Not a huge gripe. But just a nuisance.
    "Game edit Software" LAME it works but not as expected. Some games clip(Missing top of screen. Most likely a game software issue rather than the configuration issue) really bad.
    "Beware weak video cards" I went to run this in DVI to TripleHead2Go to DVI and it would not run at a decent resolution due to not being able to set my card to a certain mode for both DVI/VGA OutPut.
    March 5, 2009 Oxestv says:
    Easy to use and install.
    March 4, 2009 VGDarkstar says:
    Pros: With the new drivers it's capable of displaying 5040x1050 @ -57- Hz. It brings a whole new level to gaming, GTA4, Crysis, CS:S... pretty much any game is a totally new experience.
    Cons: Watch out for the 57Hz requirement, some LCDs do not technically support it, some probably don't at all, I'm stuck right now trying to figure out how to edit a config file for windows to get these running at max res.
    With the new drivers it's capable of displaying 5040x1050 @ -57- Hz. It brings a whole new level to gaming, GTA4, Crysis, CS:S... pretty much any game is a totally new experience. Watch out for the 57Hz requirement, some LCDs do not technically support it, some probably don't at all, I'm stuck right now trying to figure out how to edit a config file for windows to get these running at max res. Even though it's not currently running at full res, I'm not too concerned right now, I'm sure with a bit more research I'll be able to fix it, running at 3x1440x900 is still amazing, just make sure you have a graphics card capable of pumping out so many pixels.
    If you look at benchmarks pay attention to the 2560x1600 benchmarks, those are slightly over 4MP total, in full res mode you'll be looking at just over 5MP. You'll need a GTX295 or 4780X2 to run the more graphically demanding games at ~30 FPS, high settings of course.
    February 24, 2009 koko says:
    This product is a high performance multi-monitor display device. Unfortunitately, it did not work with my laptop. Well, it displays but in a strange and annoying way. Tried to get support from the vendor, but still could not resolve the problem. The instaructions listed many caveas of unsupported configurations. At the end, I was not ableto determine if the box I got was defected or if the product does not support the particular configuration I have.
    February 19, 2009 gary.sharp@cox.net says:
    Pros: It works well if you intend to be working with multiple documents and webpages. Worked with 3 22" Samsung SyncMaster 2243BWX's. Probably would have better results with 4:3 aspect ratio screens
    Cons: Depends greatly on your intended resolutions. At 5040x1050, games are difficult to use with this. As gaming was my primary reason for purchasing, I was disappointed in its performance. As a flight sim'r, it turned into more of a hassle then I thought it was worth. IL-2 causes it to be zoomed in way to close, FSX caused the cockpit panal to be stretched across the 3 screens. Probably should have spent more time to get it to work... There may have been work-arounds for some of the issues I experienced. Also forces your computer to see all monitors as one, which can cause some problems depending on your applications.
    It works well if you intend to be working with multiple documents and webpages. Worked with 3 22" Samsung SyncMaster 2243BWX's. Probably would have better results with 4:3 aspect ratio screens Depends greatly on your intended resolutions. At 5040x1050, games are difficult to use with this. As gaming was my primary reason for purchasing, I was disappointed in its performance. As a flight sim'r, it turned into more of a hassle then I thought it was worth. IL-2 causes it to be zoomed in way to close, FSX caused the cockpit panal to be stretched across the 3 screens. Probably should have spent more time to get it to work... There may have been work-arounds for some of the
    February 2, 2009 TechGuy493 says:
    Works as advertised, purchased for the DVI input and output. Tried a 2x(1680x1050) configuration and it worked flawlessly. Haven't tried 3x(1680x1050) but it does support it if the firmware update is applied.
    December 18, 2008 DisappointedInKC says:
    I was somewhat disappointed that the TripleHeadtoGo does not work in support of 3 Apple monitors nor was this mentioned on the website. The Triple Head works as a Double Head when 3 Apple displays are hooked up. This means that I will have to purchase 3 monitors to get full use of it instead of the 3 displays that I already had in hand.
    November 6, 2008 kidkwattro says:
    Pros: Easy to set up. Resolution is high, no image degradation, except as noted below.
    Cons: Can only use the included 1foot DVI cable from computer to the Matrox... like I need more clutter on my desk. The software only works on Windows if you have a Mac don't even bother with the CD (per Matrox support) the driver on there makes the monitors look worse than just plugging them in. To run separate desktops is, again, a PC only function (per Matrox support) they did not make software for the Mac to allow multiple desktops. During my call to Tech support at Matrox I asked to find out why my programs were showing up stretched, I do online ad QA testing and graphic design and this doesn't work for me. I was told 'You need to go online and find a desktop background that matches your resolution'. Thanks, but don't care if my desktop background is stretched, my program view is the problem.
    Easy to set up. Resolution is high, no image degradation, except as noted below. Can only use the included 1foot DVI cable from computer to the Matrox... like I need more clutter on my desk. The software only works on Windows if you have a Mac don't even bother with the CD (per Matrox support) the driver on there makes the monitors look worse than just plugging them in. To run separate desktops is, again, a PC only function (per Matrox support) they did not make software for the Mac to allow multiple desktops. During my call to Tech support at Matrox I asked to find out why my programs were showing up
    October 8, 2008 Eric Crist says:
    Pros: This until allows me to connect up to three monitors to my MacBook Pro. Getting spoiled at work with a dual-head setup, I've longed for one on my Mac. The problem as been I only own laptops. This unit has come to the rescue.
    Cons: The biggest problem I've found is that it will only do 2 monitors at 1920x1200 at 57Hz vertical refresh rate - which the vast majority of monitors DO NOT support. I originally purchased 2 LD W2352T monitors, but have resold them and replaced with 2 20" Samsungs, which I can run at their native 1680x1050 for clear text and images.
    This until allows me to connect up to three monitors to my MacBook Pro. Getting spoiled at work with a dual-head setup, I've longed for one on my Mac. The problem as been I only own laptops. This unit has come to the rescue. The biggest problem I've found is that it will only do 2 monitors at 1920x1200 at 57Hz vertical refresh rate - which the vast majority of monitors DO NOT support. I originally purchased 2 LD W2352T monitors, but have resold them and replaced with 2 20" Samsungs, which I can run at their native 1680x1050 for clear text and images. If you are going to try to run this unit at 2x1920x1200, check the *user manual* for your monitors. See what the vertical refresh is for the 1920x1200 resolution. If it doesn't mention 57Hz, you're probably out of luck.
    October 7, 2008 CyberCrist says:
    Pros: Great product! I love being able to play game sin 5040x1080.
    Cons: Support from Matrox isn't exactly speedy. In fact they directed me to Widescreen Gaming Forum to see if I could find help there for the problem I was having.
    Great product! I love being able to play game sin 5040x1080. Support from Matrox isn't exactly speedy. In fact they directed me to Widescreen Gaming Forum to see if I could find help there for the problem I was having.
    September 8, 2008 JT says:
    Pros: Clarity. I was a bit worried that there would be some distortion introduced by basically splitting 1 DVI connection into 3, but was pleasantly suprised after hookup. There is no distortion that I can see.
    Immersion in games. I've played HL2 EP1 and 2 on 3 screens and couldn't think of doing it any other way.
    Bezel Mgmt. feature. (I believe this is Digital version only)
    Cons: The software that comes with unit is kinda sub par. While it works, there isn't really any "cool factor". It would be nice to have options to optimize games that aren't on the preset list without manually editing a config file.
    With that being said, the software works just fine, it would be nice to have a few more options.
    Clarity. I was a bit worried that there would be some distortion introduced by basically splitting 1 DVI connection into 3, but was pleasantly suprised after hookup. There is no distortion that I can see.
    August 21, 2008 Mr. Click says:
    Pros: Cost, you might say... huh? but hear me out look at sites with integrated 3 and 2 lcd displays and then compare them against the ones you could select your self and add this item, the cost is SIGNIFICANTLY lower and the individual displays tend to have better specs. Also the Pure immersion in games is unmatched vs say a wide screen monitor alone or even a 30" lcd. With the latest firmware this product now supports widescreen displays up to 1680 X 1050, that's over 5 Megapixels folks, a 30" apple monitor has only 4.5~ Mp's. the bezel management is wicked, makes the games seem like is on one giant monitor rather than 3, sure there is the bezel in the way still but the image doesnt seem to repeat near the edges.
    Cons: the Pure horse power required to push 5 Mp worth of data. if you used the lower setting monitors like 1280 X 768 you could use a single powerful display adaptor like a 8800 GTX or ultra, but for the 1680 X 1050 you need multiple cards sharing the load, especially if you plan on using AA or AF. I am using 2 9800 GX2's (quad GPU) and can pull off great results.
    Cost, you might say... huh? but hear me out look at sites with integrated 3 and 2 lcd displays and then compare them against the ones you could select your self and add this item, the cost is SIGNIFICANTLY lower and the individual displays tend to have better specs. Also the Pure immersion in games is unmatched vs say a wide screen monitor alone or even a 30" lcd. With the latest firmware this product now supports
    July 22, 2008 TallguyLA says:
    Strengths:Increases desktop work space. Easy to install with my old destop PC. ... Weaknesses:I can only get 16 bit color resolution instead of 32 bit. Also was not easy to set up with my…
    February 26, 2008 dddavids says:
    Strengths:Seamless performance Nifty bezel management software ... Weaknesses:Poor set-up documentation Shipped without an essential firmware update, which you have to call Matrox to get I did all…
    January 11, 2008 mykolamac says:
    Strengths:Easy to use, software is simple to configure, and well worth the price. ... Weaknesses:Price is still a little high but not unreasonable for what you get. This is a…
    November 9, 2007 npasic says:
    Strengths:up to 3 monitors ... Weaknesses:separate piece of hardware if you are looking to connect up to 3 monitors and have picture cross over to all free this…