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Matrox TripleHead 2 Go Digital Edition

Matrox TripleHead 2 Go Digital Edition (DVI)
Info: Matrox
Price: 329 USD

You guys still remember Matrox right ? At one point in time Matrox actually was pretty big player in the consumer graphics card industry, their last 3D gaming card was actually the Matrox Parhelia, I remember it well as the foundation of that card was pretty interesting. Unfortunately the stringent and harsh market made them move out of that segment of the industry, followed by a large reorganization.

They are still a large company yet their focused has changed completely. Predominantly you as a consumer will not be able to buy a large amount of their products as the target right now is the professional market. Though every now and then they release a product that does penetrate that consumer market.

Exactly two years ago we reviewed the analog (VGA) Matrox Triplehead to go. And although a little rough around the edges when it came to graphics card support, times have changed for the better. In fact last year they released a digital (DVI interface) version of the product and we figured it was about time to check out how this small box of magic has developed, and we where pleasantly surprised I might add.

But let's start with a simple explanation first, to answer the question .. what exactly is the a TripleHead2Go device ?
Actually really interesting, they use different sized monitors which looks ghetto but still does the job of rendering video games well and to tell you guys the truth I actually had a matrox video card lol.

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So you already need a video card to branch off to the splitter? I don't get it?
    
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So you already need a video card to branch off to the splitter? I don't get it?
It lets you combine three separate monitors such that they are regarded by your video card as one long one. So, for example, instead of 3 separate 1280x1024 monitors, your video card would think you have 1 3840x1024 monitor. Then you can play games in super widescreen mode.
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Maybe for the bottomless budget professionals but this thing is way too expensive for the general consumer. $329 for the unit plus the cost of three monitors?
    
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Umm and get what? I still think that even an 8800GTX would only get 7FPS? lol
    
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Benchmarks? None? Sounded more interesting at first. Either way still pretty cool.
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I want the 15 minutes back that this article stole from my life.

I highly doubt any rig could run at that resolution in a graceful manner
    
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