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ZOTAC increases multi-display possibilities with new DP to dual HDMI adapters

A first of their kind. Both mini DP and DP variants.

By: Steve Dougherty from Aug 3, 2011 @ 7:40 CDT

In a time when multi-monitor setups are more popular than ever before, ZOTAC is jumping onboard in making it easier for people to set up a multi-display output configuration that was previously not possible.


These DisplayPort and Mini DisplayPort to dual HDMI adapters are the first of their kind, allowing for example a single DisplayPort output on a notebook to be converted into two HDMI outputs. However, due to bandwidth limitations of the older DisplayPort 1.1a or earlier revsion, the maximum resolution possible from each of the two HDMI outputs is 1920x1080.


While not confirmed in the press release, theoretically it should be possible to drive two monitors @ 2560x1600 each if the DisplayPort used is the new 1.2 standard which offers up to 21.6Gb/s and 2560x1600 displays requiring no more than around 8.75Gb/s each.

With many Macs only offering a single mDP video output, one of these adapters from ZOTAC should be of particular interest in allowing users the option to run a couple 1080p monitors via HDMI.

ZOTAC says the adapters will work on all operating systems, graphics cards and IGPs. Pricing and availability info hasn't yet come out.


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