Reviews and Problems with Matrox TripleHead2Go T2G-DP-MIF Graphic Card
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ThreePedalsForever, B&H Photo
9 February 2015
Excerpt: I ASSUMED that this device could be used with a DisplayPort to HDMI adapter. This is not true. The connection from the PC to the TripleHead2Go DP Edition MUST be a true DisplayPort signal, with no adapters. If your PC has only HDMI video outputs, look elsewhere.
Summary: Rather than hook up 3 monitors to a mac book air, I would recommend just getting one big screen. The TripleHead2Go essentially just makes your 3 monitors one big screen and does a fairly poor job of doing so. In my case, I already had three monitors so it was slightly cheaper to invest in this unit.
Summary: I had to update my AMD video card drivers in order to get Eyefinity setup as described above. Unfortunately Dell does a horrible job of supplying the compatible drivers, and the ones from AMD's website don't work. Your best option is the modded drivers supplied by "LeeKM". They work flawlessly for me. Titanfall, Left 4 Dead 2, Skyrim, Dirt, F1, and everything else I play works fine.
Pros: It can power two monitors at 3840x1080 (Full HD for two 1080p monitors) at 60hz.
Cons: I bought this so that I could connect my three Dell E2414H up to my Alienware M18x R2 at 5760x1080 resolution while only using the mini DP. When you hook three monitors up to this device, it can only power them at a lower resolution. It was close to the resolutions that I used 20 years ago. I believe it was 1365x768 per monitor. The icons are huge and you can see the pixels. The reason for this is it only supports 5760x1080 at 50hz and very few monitors operate in tha...
Excerpt: There are 3 variations of the Matrox triplehead2go and though i did my research I still ended up with the wrong product and i am in the AV industry. I purchased the Digital SE edition and it came with Display port connections. I understood it was HDMI and even though i got an adaptor it still would not work. This needs to be explained CLEARLY so as not to create confusion.
Summary: I had the hardest time getting the DVI input to work with consistency. I used a tested good DVI-D cable, as well as the (very short) one provided. Ended up using the VGA input (it was for general office use, no gaming). Bottom line: I consider this a legacy product, designed well before big wide screens were the norm. Like I said, I got it to work on Win 7-64, but I wouldn't do it again. Remember, the max. resolution is split by the number of outputs you use.
Pros: Worked on Win 7 -64 Pro. To some extend, it did what it promised, seemed well made, firmware updates & software updates (a must!) worked. Software actually worked fairly well.
Cons: Dated. Limited resolutions. For some odd reason, no native video Win 7 support (need to use their software) The specs are somewhat confusing, e.g., what monitors today go as low as 50Hz.?
Excerpt: Basically, the TripleHead2Go DP tricks the computer into thinking you have attached 1, very wide monitor. The signal is split over 3 screens. I am using this product on a MacBook Pro 15" (2.5 GHz Intel Core i7, 8GB 1333 MHz DDR3 RAM) with 3-24" LED monitors. The resulting max res pumped to the attached monitors (on my 15" MacBook Pro) is 4080 x 760 which yields 1360 x760 per screen (~VGA res.), or about ~72% to ~80% of the Mac PowerBook's higher 1680 x 1050 resolution.
Pros: Easy To Install, Easy To Use, Reliable Performance
Pros: Works like advertised Only makes sense if you travel with multiple monitors however absurd that may sound
Cons: PRICE PRICE PRICE, this should essentially be a $30 adapter for the convenience of extending your desktop, if your going to spend over $100 or $300 you may as well get an EYEFINITY in the RADEON grahpics cards and at least you get more connections higher performing computer and the ability to build a second rig, why spend it on adding a third or 4th monitor
Summary: I am trying to extend my laptop with two additional monitors. I first tried the DualHead2Go Analog, but the external monitors were so blurry it gave me a headache. A conversation with a support rep told me I needed to by the Digital version, so I tried the TripleHead2Go Digital (thinking I could add a 3rd monitor down the line). All of the available resolutions on this model are blurry as well.
Summary: I had to get tech support to remote in to my system to make the three 24" screens viewable. When I (following the install instructions) installed the device out of the box, it would not display a readable screen. The very helpful Matrox tech support person said it was due to my video resolution and could only be fixed by accessing the system remotely. He did make a change and the screens all displayed.