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TripleHead2Go DP Edition

Add up to three monitors to your notebook or desktop computer with Matrox TripleHead2Go DisplayPort Edition.

  • Adds up to three monitors to your notebook or desktop computer
  • Connects to the Thunderbolt™1, DisplayPort ™ or Mini DisplayPort video output of your system
  • Support for DisplayPort monitors, with optional adapters for DVI and VGA monitor support
  • PC and Mac compatible

See more. Do more. Be more productive.

The Matrox TripleHead2Go DP Edition external multi-display adapter adds up to three monitors to your laptop or desktop computer. It connects to the video output of your system and uses the system's existing GPU to provide high-quality, uncompressed graphics and video across all monitors. Ideal for professionals requiring more desktop space for maximum productivity and gamers wanting a totally immersive experience, this little black box lets you run different applications on each display or view one application across multiple monitors.

  • Lets you connect up to three monitors to the single DisplayPort or Mini DisplayPort video output, or Thunderbolt port1, of your system
  • Creates a stretched desktop with a maximum resolution of 5760x1080 (3x 1920x1080)2,3 across three displays or 3840x1200 (2x1920x1200) 3 across two
  • Uses your system's existing GPU to deliver a solid platform for office, 3D design, multimedia and digital signage applications
  • Open an application on each display or span one across multiple-screens
  • Works with LCDs, CRTs and projectors4
  • Experience Surround Gaming by expanding supported 3D games across three monitors; achieve a much wider in-game field of view
  • Matrox Bezel Management compensates for monitor bezel gaps to bring realism to gaming and digital signage
  • Quick and easy to install; there's no need to open the computer case or insert components
  • Spans taskbar across monitors for easy access to all your open applications
  • Matrox Clone to view a copy of one display on the other displays
  • Includes Matrox PowerDesk software to easily manage your desktop configuration
  • External device that won't void your system warranty
  • Expand your desktop further by connecting a second TripleHead2Go to your graphics hardware to support up to six monitors at a time5
  • PC and Mac compatible

For more information about other TripleHead2Go models visit our GXM Series page.

1 Thunderbolt port connectivity is currently supported only with Mac systems. Windows support coming soon.
2 This mode runs at 50Hz which may be incompatible with some displays. Verify with your display vendor for compatibility.
3 TripleHead2Go model, OS and system dependent. Please see system compatibility information to verify the maximum resolution supported by your system. 
4 Additional adapters may be required (sold separately). See connectivity requirements for details. 5 Certain conditions apply. Visit the Multi-GXM support page for further details. 



Matrox part number T2G-DP-MIF
Maximum DisplayPort Resolution 1 5760x1080 (3x 1920x1080) 2
3840x1200 (2x 1920x1200)
Maximum DVI Resolution 1 5760x1080 (3x 1920x1080) 2
3840x1200 (2x 1920x1200)
Maximum VGA Resolution 1 4080x768 (3x 1360x768)
3840x1080 (2x 1920x1080)
Input connector 1 x DisplayPort input
Output connectors 3 x DisplayPort outputs
Power USB and DisplayPort for power
Dimensions 3.5" x 3.8" x 1.1"  (8.9cm x 9.7cm x 2.8cm)
Clone Mode Yes
Stretched Desktop Support Yes
Surround Gaming Yes
Matrox Monitor Bezel Management Yes – Available under Windows only
PowerDesk Software Yes
Hardware included
  • One 2-foot DisplayPort to DisplayPort input cable
  • One Mini DisplayPort to DisplayPort input cable
  • One USB cable
  • Getting started CD
Multi-unit support Yes – Available under Windows only
System Requirements
  • Single DisplayPort or Mini DisplayPort video output, or Thunderbolt port4, on a compatible system
  • Powered USB connector
  • Display Driver supporting 3072 x 768 or higher resolution
Verify your system compatibility
Supported Operating Systems Microsoft® Windows® 8 (32/64bit), Windows 7 (32/64bit), Windows Vista® (32/64bit), Windows XP (32/64bit), Windows Server® 2012 (32/64bit), Windows Server 2003/2008 (32/64bit), Mac® OS X® Mountain Lion (10.8), Mac OS X Lion (10.7), Mac OS X (10.6, 10.5) and Linux® 3
Optional Accessories (Sold Separately)

1 Maximum resolution is system, monitor type and OS dependent – please see the system compatibility information.
2 This mode runs at 50Hz which may be incompatible with some displays. Verify with your display vendor for compatibility.
3 Contact Matrox for tested versions of leading Linux distributions.
4 Thunderbolt port connectivity is currently supported only with Mac systems. Windows support coming soon.

List of Supported Resolutions

Matrox TripleHead2Go supports a wide range of resolutions in dual and triple-monitor modes, to access all modes Matrox PowerDesk must be installed on the system. All displays attached to the TripleHead2Go device must run at the same resolution.

TripleHead Resolutions

Resolution Refresh Rate
1920 x 480 (3 x 640 x 480) 60, 75, 85Hz
2400 x 480 (3 x 800 x 480) 60Hz
2400 x 600 (3 x 800 x 600) 60, 75, 85Hz
3072 x 768 (3 x 1024 x 768) 60, 75, 85Hz
3840 x 720 (3 x 1280 x 720) 50 1, 60Hz
3840 x 768 (3 x 1280 x 768) 60Hz
3840 x 800 (3 x 1280 x 800) 60Hz
3840 x 960 (3 x 1280 x 960) 60Hz
3840 x 1024 (3 x 1280 x 1024) 60Hz
4080 x 768 (3 x 1360 x 768) 60Hz
4098 x 768 (3 x 1366 x 768) 1, 2 60Hz
4200 x 1050 (3 x 1400 x 1050) 2 60Hz
4320 x 900 (3 x 1440 x 900) 2 60Hz
4800 x 900 (3 x 1600 x 900) 2 60Hz
5040 x 1050 (3 x 1680 x 1050) 1, 2 59, 60Hz
5760 x 1080 (3 x 1920 x 1080) 1, 2 50Hz 3

DualHead Resolutions

Resolution Refresh Rate
1600 x 600 (2x 800 x 600) 60, 75, 85Hz
2048 x 768 (2x 1024 x 768) 60, 75, 85Hz
2560 x 720 (2x 1280 x 720) 50 3, 60Hz
2560 x 768 (2x 1280 x 768) 60Hz
2560 x 800 (2x 1280 x 800) 60Hz
2560 x 960 (2x 1280 x 960) 60Hz
2560 x 1024 (2x 1280 x 1024) 60, 75Hz
2720 x 768 (2x 1360 x 768) 60Hz
2800 x 1050 (2x 1400 x 1050) 60Hz
2880 x 900 (2 x 1440 x 900) 1 60Hz
3200 x 900 (2x 1600 x 900) 60Hz
3200 x 1200 (2 x 1600 x 1200) 50 3, 60Hz
3360 x 1050 (2 x 1680 x 1050) 60Hz
3840 x 1080 (2x 1920 x 1080) 50 3,60Hz
3840 x 1200 (2 x 1920 x 1200) 1 60Hz
4096 x 1152 (2 x 2048 x 1152) 2 60Hz

1 Resolution not supported with VGA displays.
2 Mode not available under any Mac OS X operating system.
3 This mode runs at 50Hz which may be incompatible with some displays. Verify with your display vendor for compatibility.

System Compatibility

TripleHead2Go DisplayPort Edition is compatible with a wide range of notebooks and desktop computers. Please see the system compatibility information for more details.


Take advantage of Matrox PowerDesk to fully benefit from your TripleHead2Go DP Edition adapter. PowerDesk enhances your PC or Mac computing experience and productivity with a vast array of customizable options. Now you can personalize your desktop to get the most out of your displays and make the most of your time.

PowerDesk for PC

Window Management:

Set the behavior of your apps, such as where windows should open up and maximize, or even on which display a PowerPoint slide show will run. You can view a presentation across multiple displays, or only on one depending upon your needs.

Desktop Divider:

Customize your desktop's layout and split it up into different sections. Either spread one application across your entire desktop or devote one display to each. Alternatively go even further and create multiple partitions on a single monitor and open an application in each section.

Mode Management:

Select the optimal multi-display settings for your setup, with regard to resolution and refresh rates.

Swap Displays:

Swap Displays spares you the hassle of reconnecting cables or physically moving around incorrectly hooked-up monitors. Switch your displays' on-screen content as a quick and easy troubleshooting fix.

Favorites:

Conveniently load your saved multi-display setup to accommodate ever-changing workplace needs or your personal preferences.

Bezel Management:

Makes your digital signage more pleasing to the eye or adds realism to your gaming experience. Bezel Management compensates for that unnatural gap created by the monitor's bezels and three seemingly disjointed pictures displayed on your displays can be easily converted into one seamless image.

Keyboard Shortcuts:

Use a keyboard shortcut to quickly locate the mouse cursor or move your active window from one display to another; an easy way to access PowerDesk features.

Unattended Install:

Easily install Matrox PowerDesk across many systems without any user interaction —a must-have tool for any IT administrator for corporation-wide deployments.

PowerDesk for Mac

Desktop Divider:

Customize your desktop's layout and split it up into different sections. Either spread one application across your entire desktop or devote one display to each. Alternatively go even further and create multiple partitions on a single monitor and open an application in each section.

Swap Active Window and Maximize:

Efficiently organize your desktop at the press of a button by moving a given window from one display to the next and maximizing it to fit the entire screen.

Move Dock Position:

Further customize your Mac work space by moving the dock onto any of your screens.

Mode Management

Select the optimal multi-display settings for your setup, with regard to resolution and refresh rates.

PowerDesk Quick Setup:

Quick setup helps install your TripleHead2Go product and makes sure that you are up and running in no time. It detects any hook-up problems and guides you through the setup process.



Business Productivity


Working with more than one monitor allows you to see more, do more, and be more productive. Use the extra screen space to spread applications across your desktop, much like you would spread printed documents across your desk. For specialized applications, such as financial services or day trading programs, viewing data across multiple monitors provides the ability to see critical information at all times for quick decision making and streamlined workflow.

  • Fit more data on your desktop
  • Organize your applications and information as you wish
  • Easily multi-task without the need to toggle between applications
  • Compare documents side-by-side

Digital Signage


Drive three HD displays from a single player PC to create digital signage canvases of up to 6 million pixels. Unique in its ability to support three 1920x1080 monitors at 50Hz, the Matrox TripleHead2Go supports a variety of widescreen resolutions for the display of high-quality, uncompressed digital content across multiple monitors.

And if three displays aren't enough? Connect two TripleHead2Go units to create a cost-effective, six-screen setup. TripleHead2Go units can be used to improve and simplify digital signage applications such as digital menu boards, terminal and concourse information displays, shopping mall kiosks, and ambience-enhancing installations—to name a few.


Media Creation & DCC


As an artist or digital content creator, you need multiple palettes, menus, bins, controls, and toolbars in your applications. Spread out your projects, work more comfortably, and increase your productivity with a Matrox TripleHead2Go-powered multi-monitor setup. The extra screen space will allow you to view more layers of video on the timeline, increase the size of your video scopes and frame viewers, as well as customize your entire workspace to improve your workflow.

  • Maximize your studio real estate
  • Transform your laptop into a productivity powerhouse
  • Comfortably edit video content on your Mac notebook computer

CAD Design & GIS


Take advantage of increased desktop space when using CAD software. Work on your design drafts, architectural models, or plans across multiple monitors.

Expand your perspective and arrange application windows so you can complete your work more quickly and efficiently. Add two or three monitors to your notebook computer for a full surround 3D design experience.


ProAV


Benefit from panoramic images and visuals by integrating Matrox TripleHead2Go into your ProAV installations. TripleHead2Go works collaboratively with additional hardware (LCDs, CRTs, projectors, video wall controllers) to deliver impressive visual experiences in a variety of environment, including:

  • Conference rooms
  • Education
  • Worship
  • Training & Simulation
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