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Displayport Shenanigans
May 26, 2011 12:31 AM   Subscribe

Is it possible to daisy chain these dell display port hubs by getting three of them to run 6x monitors off a single macbook displayport.

It looks like 3 off of a single port should be no problem, but I have not been able to determine if plugging 6 monitors into two hubs and then plugging those hubs into an additional hub resulting in a single cable for output is feasible.

Any other multi displayport hub solutions would be awesome as well.
posted by sourbrew to Technology (3 answers total)
 
Are you going to run the monitors mirrored or as a huge extended desktop? Even if the hardware works out, I don't think a laptop's video card will support all the pixels on six monitors if they're not mirrored or way way under maximum resolution.
posted by supercres at 5:34 AM on May 26, 2011


No - not only would most cards not support this (let alone a laptop card), but the hubs are dual DP to 3xDVI - chaining would require DP/DVI adapters, and that's going to fail mightily trying to split images out and all.

Matrox sells these, but they're still going to be limited to three DP from a single DP.
posted by pupdog at 5:57 PM on May 26, 2011


Ok, sorry, the Dell one is a DP and a USB for power, same as the Matrox - still, you're not going to get resolution for more monitors out of the card.
posted by pupdog at 6:00 PM on May 26, 2011


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