Reviews and Problems with Matrox TripleHead2Go T2G-DP-MIF Graphic Card
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Really only capable of two monitors
James K., Newegg
12 August 2014
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 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.
Summary: Each monitor must be the same resolution as you can't run different resolution monitors like you do in Windows. Also, Windows sees the 3 monitors as 1 monitor, so your task bar at the bottom stretches across all three monitors. As someone who is used to running 2 monitors recognized by Windows I was surprised to see that area of the screen not usable with my 3 monitors. You could change your task bar however to be vertical and that would probably solve that issue.
Summary: Save the money and buy yourself a 58xx or GTX4xx card instead. You'll get a better warranty and better performance.
Pros: It will allow you to play games at huge resolutions across three monitors and works quite well for this depending on your graphics card.
Cons: For the price there isn't much value anymore. With the latest generation of video cards you can do the same things, and at much higher resolutions. Add to this that more and more video card manufacturers are offering lifetime warranties and this product no longer really has a place. Mine has failed, as well as a few others I've read online about and Matrox wants nearly as much as a new one to repair it. I can't recommend buying a product for this kind of money that th...