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Matrox TripleHead2Go DP Edition External GXM

B&H # MAT2GDP Mfr # T2G-DP-MIF
You Pay: $307.99
Product Highlights
  • Drive 2 or 3 Displays from 1 Connector
  • DisplayPort (DP) Input/Output
  • Works for DVI/VGA/HDMI/MDP via Adapter
  • Max Resolution Per Monitor: 1920 x 1080
  • Total Max Resolution: 5760 x 1080

The TripleHead2Go DP Edition External GXM from Matrox is an external Graphics eXpansion Module that lets you drive 3 displays, each at up to 1920 x 1080 resolution, from a single DisplayPort (DP) connector. This allows you to drive 3 displays from a laptop or from a desktop that only has one DisplayPort. You can also drive the 3 displays at 1680 x 1050 resolution each, or you can drive just 2 at 1920 x 1200 resolution each. The module allows you to drive displays using DVI, VGA, HDMI and Mini-DP outputs, provided you have the required adapter cables (not included). You can even connect a second TripleHead2Go to your graphics hardware to support up to 6 monitors at a time!

The module uses your system's existing GPU to provide high-quality, uncompressed graphics and video across all monitors. You can run different applications on each display or view one application across multiple monitors. A multi monitor set-up allows you to organize your workspace more efficiently, multi-task more comfortably and make fewer mistakes. Compatible with both Mac and PC, a wide variety of graphics cards, and most chipsets by ATI, Intel and nVIDIA, the TripleHead2Go DP Edition is a great way to quickly and easily add triple monitor capability to a notebook or desktop PC.

Increased Productivity
A triple monitor configuration can help enhance productivity when working. You'll find it much easier to work with multiple documents and windows at the same time, allowing you to more effectively multitask.
Surround Gaming
Using 3 displays for computer gaming can create a more immersive experience. A "surround vision" can create a panoramic effect that makes computer game playing more like a widescreen movie. This increased field of view lets you see more of the game environment. Many popular games support this configuration.
Bundled Management Software
Includes Matrox PowerDesk software to easily manage your desktop configuration. Includes Matrox Monitor Bezel Management (Windows only), designed to enhance gaming environments by converting 3 seemingly disjointed images into 1 continuous image, enhancing the surround gaming experience. Matrox Clone Mode is available for viewing a copy of one display on the other displays.
Versatile Performance
The TripleHead2Go can be used with a notebook or desktop computer with a DisplayPort. You'll be able to add 3 independent displays to your laptop or desktop from its monitor output. Your computer screen can be displayed on three 1920 x 1080 monitors via DP output for an impressive 5760 x 1080 resolution. Or, you can display your screen on just two 1920 x 1200 monitors via DP, for a total resolution of 3840 x 1200. You can drive HDMI and MDP monitors, as well (cables required), at a maximum resolution of 5040 x 1050 (3x 1680 x 1050).
Multi-GXM Support
Want to go further? Expand your desktop even more and connect a second TripleHead2Go to your graphics hardware to support up to 6 monitors at a time! Just combine both units to a dual output graphics card and take advantage of the increased desktop space. Please note: Multiple GXMs are supported under Windows only and GXM software suite 2.06 or above is required. GXMs must be of the same make and model.
Portable Design
You can fit the TripleHead2Go in the palm of your hand. This allows you to take it where your notebook goes, giving you the ability to take advantage of triple-monitor displays wherever you have access to them.
Painless Installation
Quick and easy to install; there's no need to open the computer case or insert components.
Easy Access
Spans taskbar across monitors for easy access to all your open applications.
Wide Compatibility
The device works with LCDs, CRTs and projectors. It's compatible with both PC and Mac computers, as well as a wide range of notebook and desktop video cards. It supports most graphics chipsets by ATI, Intel and nVIDIA.
Stream Processors None - runs on your system's existing GPU
Bus Type External
Display Support 1x DP Input
3x DP Output
3x DVI Output (requires adapter)
3x VGA Output (requires adapter)
3x HDMI Output (requires adapter)
3x Mini-DP Output (requires adapter)
Multiple Display Configuration 1x DP Input to 3x DP Output (via included cable)
1x DP Input to 3x VGA Output (requires 3rd party DP to VGA adapter, not included)
1x DP Input to 3x DVI Output (requires Matrox DP to DVI adapter, not included)
1x DP Input to 3x HDMI Output (requires 3rd party DP-to-HDMI adapter, not included)
1x DP Input to 3x Mini-DP Output (requires 3rd party DP-to-MDP cable, not included)
Display Resolutions DP to DP:
5760 x 1080 (3x 1920 x 1080)
5040 x 1050 (3x 1680 x 1050)
3840 x 1200 (2x 1920 x 1200)

DP to DVI:
5040 x 1050 (3x 1680 x 1050)
3840 x 1200 (2x 1920 x 1200)

DP to VGA:
4080 x 768 (3x 1360 x 768)
3360 x 1050 (2x 1680 x 1050)

DP to HDMI: 5040 x 1050 (3x 1680 x 1050) max res
DP to MDP: 5040 x 1050 (3x 1680 x 1050) max res
Max Resolution 5760 x 1080 (3x 1920 x 1080)
I/O Connections 1x DP In
3x DP Out
Power USB and DP
System Requirements Software:
Windows 7, Vista (32/64bit), XP (32/64bit), Windows Server 2003/2008 (32/64bit), Windows 2000
Mac OS X (10.4, 10.5, 10.6)
Linux - contact Matrox for tested versions
Hardware:
Single DP output connector, powered USB connector, display driver supporting 3072 x 768 or higher resolution

Multi-GXM Support: Windows system and GXM software suite 2.06 or above
Dimensions 3.5 x 3.8 x 1.1" (8.9 x 9.7 x 2.8 cm)
Matrox TripleHead2Go DP Edition External GXM
  • DP to DP Input Cable
  • Mini-DP to DP Input Cable
  • 3' USB Cable
  • Getting Started CD
  • 2-Year Limited Warranty
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    MatroxTripleHead2Go DP Edition External GXM
     
    4.5

    (based on 20 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (12)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (6)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    89%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to install (16)
    • Easy to use (15)
    • Good graphics quality (13)
    • Reliable (11)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Multimedia (11)
      • Everyday (7)
      • Graphic design (6)
      • Gaming (4)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Professional (13), Power user (6), Graphic designer (5)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Awesome!

      We use this for an entryway display; 3 TVs as one large image area.

      Clean image. Super easy to set up.

      Wish the software would allow compensation for...Read complete review

      We use this for an entryway display; 3 TVs as one large image area.

      Clean image. Super easy to set up.

      Wish the software would allow compensation for the bezel, but maybe I just haven't found that option yet (or isn't available for the laptop we're using...it's several years old).

      All in all, a great tool! Highly recommended.

      VS

      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Creates a "big monitor" w/bad res.

      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...Read complete review

      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. But, also given the MacBooks 15" screen, and the larger screen size of the attached monitors, that perceived resolution drops about another ~40% to .625% of the original res. The result is a very large, very soft image which creates a great deal of eyestrain. Not the best choice for an editor. And, while the spec's are clearly stated on the manufacturer's website, the numbers didn't make sense until I connected the device to my system and I saw the loss of resolution with my own eyes.

      To be fair, if you are using a Mac Tower or some other cranked up machine, the resolution should be higher according to Matrox's website. Just be sure to read all of the spec's very carefully before taking the plunge.

      If you do decide to purchase the TripleHead2Go DP, be sure to order the Matrox HDMI cables. Their cables have a proprietary plug - meaning "off-the-shelf" HDMI cables will not work. If you don't order them with the TripleHead2Go DP, you will have to order them eventually to connect your monitors. You'll lose valuable time waiting for them to be delivered.

      My advice if you are using a MacBook Pro? Avoid this route. You'd be better served by spending the about the same amount of money you would spend on this device, cables and additional monitors, and instead, go get an Apple 27" Thunderbolt display. You won't have three screens (with bad resolution), but you will have one great monitor with stunning resolution.

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      5.0

      Very nice and practical product

      By Robert SIA

      from Pharr, Tx

      About Me Professional

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Install
      • Easy To Use
      • Good Graphics Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Multimedia

        Comments about Matrox TripleHead2Go DP Edition External GXM:

        We use the product to do blending with 2 or 3 proyector for big screens

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        5.0

        Awesome!

        By jdc866

        from Michigan

        About Me Graphic designer, Power user, Professional

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Install
        • Easy To Use
        • Good Graphics Quality
        • Reliable Performance

        Cons

        • Bezel Compensation

        Best Uses

        • Everyday use
        • Graphic Design
        • Multimedia

        Comments about Matrox TripleHead2Go DP Edition External GXM:

        We use this for an entryway display; 3 TVs as one large image area.

        Clean image. Super easy to set up.

        Wish the software would allow compensation for the bezel, but maybe I just haven't found that option yet (or isn't available for the laptop we're using...it's several years old).

        All in all, a great tool! Highly recommended.

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        4.0

        Works as advertised but...

        By ken

        from danvers, ma

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Install
        • Easy To Use
        • Good Graphics Quality
        • Reliable Performance

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Matrox TripleHead2Go DP Edition External GXM:

            Make sure to know the maximum resolution that you want to display at and also, it does not include additional adapters.

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            5.0

            Great little device

            By Josh

            from St. Joseph, MO

            About Me Power user, Professional

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Install
            • Easy To Use
            • Good Graphics Quality
            • Reliable Performance

            Cons

            • Can't Do 3x 1080

            Best Uses

            • Everyday use
            • Gaming
            • Graphic Design
            • Multimedia

            Comments about Matrox TripleHead2Go DP Edition External GXM:

            Functions exactly as listed, allows you to take output from applications that only support one desktop output, and divide it across up to three displays. I use it for running multiple projectors from an iMac for surface mapping.

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            5.0

            I am satisfied

            By kiko

            from Manila

            About Me Professional

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Multimedia

              Comments about Matrox TripleHead2Go DP Edition External GXM:

              We use in the Conference we conducted

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              5.0

              Did what I needed

              By Ryan

              from La Plata, MD

              About Me Professional

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Install
              • Easy To Use
              • Good Graphics Quality

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Matrox TripleHead2Go DP Edition External GXM:

                  I am using this with ProPresenter at my church to do multiscreen projections that I can run from a single platform. Has worked great to do what I needed.

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                  5.0

                  Very useful tool!

                  By fkobeh

                  from Mexico City

                  About Me Power user, Professional

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Install

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Gaming
                    • Graphic Design
                    • Multimedia

                    Comments about Matrox TripleHead2Go DP Edition External GXM:

                    Very stable, and great resolution.

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                    5.0

                    Works great

                    By Graphics Guy

                    from Los Angeles, CA

                    About Me Professional

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Install
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Good Graphics Quality
                    • Reliable Performance

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Multimedia

                      Comments about Matrox TripleHead2Go DP Edition External GXM:

                      I do many Macbook Pro based super-wide screen presentations. The TripleHead2Go is the best, maybe only, way to spread the presentation over a screen that can be 3840 x 1080 or wider. The setup is very easy and the images look great. I'm very happy with it.

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                      5.0

                      I'd recommend this product

                      By Alex

                      from Saudi

                      About Me Professional

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Install

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Everyday use

                        Comments about Matrox TripleHead2Go DP Edition External GXM:

                        Resolution is excellent and support up to three monitors is very good

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                        4.0

                        Does exactly what it says it does

                        By N1mxer

                        from California

                        About Me Graphic designer, Power user

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Install
                        • Easy To Use

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Gaming
                          • Multimedia

                          Comments about Matrox TripleHead2Go DP Edition External GXM:

                          It's a great product a in expensive way to split single video across multiple screens and it does it well, just make sure if you have a MacBook pro with mini display port that you buy the dp edition don't get the digital edittion cause the display port is dual link. It does what it says it does other then not being able to edge blend it works great

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                          4.0

                          Works Nicely

                          By Tiger Voice

                          from Southaven, MS

                          About Me Professional

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Install
                          • Easy To Use
                          • Excellent Company Service
                          • Good Graphics Quality
                          • Reliable Performance

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Everyday use

                            Comments about Matrox TripleHead2Go DP Edition External GXM:

                            Product works as advertised and runs well. Only challenge was making sure I had the proper adapters to match up to the monitors that I had. Once that was sorted out and I had the right ones in hand, it went together in a matter of minutes.

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                            4.0

                            Easy to Use

                            By zoomad

                            from NJ

                            Verified Buyer

                            Comments about Matrox TripleHead2Go DP Edition External GXM:

                            Very easy to use.
                            if you need three monitors view I recommend it.

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                            5.0

                            Triplehead2go

                            By yawhey

                            from Oklahoma City

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Install
                            • Easy To Use
                            • Good Graphics Quality
                            • Reliable Performance

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Multimedia

                              Comments about Matrox TripleHead2Go DP Edition External GXM:

                              Great product. It works well with my macbook pro 17".

                              Love it.

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                              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              3.0

                              TripleHead=2 Go DP Edition for Apple

                              By StrongBear

                              from Reno, NV

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Good Graphics Quality
                              • Reliable Performance
                              • Works fine once up

                              Cons

                              • Difficult To Install
                              • Poor instructions

                              Best Uses

                              • Everyday use
                              • Multi tasking

                              Comments about Matrox TripleHead2Go DP Edition External GXM:

                              The project works once you figure it out. The driver downloads very slow and the instructions leave much to be desired. Buy this product only if you are expert with computers or you will send it back. Very sure the mfg does not Beta test their instructions.

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                              (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              2.0

                              Creates a "big monitor" w/bad res.

                              By mjhardin

                              from Troy, NY

                              About Me Graphic designer, Power user, Professional

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Install
                              • Easy To Use
                              • Reliable Performance

                              Cons

                              • Poor Graphics Quality

                              Best Uses

                              • Everyday use

                              Comments about Matrox TripleHead2Go DP Edition External GXM:

                              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. But, also given the MacBooks 15" screen, and the larger screen size of the attached monitors, that perceived resolution drops about another ~40% to .625% of the original res. The result is a very large, very soft image which creates a great deal of eyestrain. Not the best choice for an editor. And, while the spec's are clearly stated on the manufacturer's website, the numbers didn't make sense until I connected the device to my system and I saw the loss of resolution with my own eyes.

                              To be fair, if you are using a Mac Tower or some other cranked up machine, the resolution should be higher according to Matrox's website. Just be sure to read all of the spec's very carefully before taking the plunge.

                              If you do decide to purchase the TripleHead2Go DP, be sure to order the Matrox HDMI cables. Their cables have a proprietary plug - meaning "off-the-shelf" HDMI cables will not work. If you don't order them with the TripleHead2Go DP, you will have to order them eventually to connect your monitors. You'll lose valuable time waiting for them to be delivered.

                              My advice if you are using a MacBook Pro? Avoid this route. You'd be better served by spending the about the same amount of money you would spend on this device, cables and additional monitors, and instead, go get an Apple 27" Thunderbolt display. You won't have three screens (with bad resolution), but you will have one great monitor with stunning resolution.

                              Share this review

                               
                              4.0

                              Does What it is Supposed to Do

                              By JB GFX

                              from Louisville, KY

                              About Me Graphic designer, Power user, Professional

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Install
                              • Easy To Use
                              • Good Graphics Quality
                              • Reliable Performance

                              Cons

                              • Unclear about DP required

                              Best Uses

                              • Graphic Design
                              • Multimedia

                              Comments about Matrox TripleHead2Go DP Edition External GXM:

                              The Matrox TripleHead2Go DP Edition, like the other Matrox boxes, does exactly what it was built to do and does it well. Whether you're trying to push content to 1, 2 or 3 displays to give you an insane amount of horizontal resolution, the Matrox boxes perform flawlessly.

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                              5.0

                              I would buy this product again and again

                              By AyubDan

                              from Mexico City

                              About Me Artist, Professional

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Install
                              • Easy To Use
                              • Good Graphics Quality
                              • Reliable Performance

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Everyday use
                                • Gaming
                                • Graphic Design
                                • Movies
                                • Multimedia

                                Comments about Matrox TripleHead2Go DP Edition External GXM:

                                I use Matrox TripleHead2Go principally for video projecting in theater playings every weekend, for 6 or 8 hours. Its amazing! It never show problem during my presentations.

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                                (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                4.0

                                Gets the job done and does it well.

                                By Sam

                                from Bozeman, MT

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy To Install
                                • Easy To Use
                                • Good Graphics Quality

                                Cons

                                • DisplayPort not Mini

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Matrox TripleHead2Go DP Edition External GXM:

                                  I am coming out of an iMac and bought three StarTech.com DP2MDPMF6IN 6-Inch DisplayPort to Mini DisplayPort Video Cable Adapter to plug into the TH2G. From there I use two Griffin Technology GC17096 Mini DisplayPort to HDMI or DVI Video Display Converters into BlackMagic Design HDMI to SDI converters into a Ross Video Crossover 16 switcher. The third output goes to a projector using a Startech.com Mini-DisplayPort to VGA adapter.

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                                  5.0

                                  TripleHead2Go DP Edition

                                  By Bruno Fochi

                                  from Rio de Janeiro

                                  About Me Graphic designer, Professional

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy To Install
                                  • Easy To Use
                                  • Good Graphics Quality
                                  • Reliable Performance

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Graphic Design
                                    • Multimedia

                                    Comments about Matrox TripleHead2Go DP Edition External GXM:

                                    easy to use on the Mac, you need not install any software. It's just plug and use.
                                    I recommend it to anyone who is looking for an easy solution for multiple monitors or projectors.

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                                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                     
                                    5.0

                                    Great Product

                                    By Aaron

                                    from Boston

                                    About Me Business User

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                          Comments about Matrox TripleHead2Go DP Edition External GXM:

                                          I use these to feed widescreen graphics at 3840x1080 or 5760x1080 for blended widescreen application in live events. I also feed two 1920x1200 monitors with one, and it works well. They work equally well on MACs with the included mini-DP adapter and on my PC laptops with DP

                                          • Primary use:
                                          • Business
                                          • Computer Platform:
                                          • Mac

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