Does Sandy/Ivy bridge support triple monitors???

Hi there,

I am trying to build a system with i7 2600k and ASUS P8Z68-V PRO/GEN3 mb or upcoming ivy bridge and a equivalent mb in the future.

Since there is a gpu embeded in the chip and the mb has 3 video output ports (a vga, a dvi and a hdmi), does this setup, w/o a discrete video card, support triple monitors? Further more, will it work with ubuntu?

I am just trying to find out the possibility, and as long as the three monitors show something, I will be happy at lease for now.

Thanks in advance.
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  1. No it wont support three displays. As for if it will work with Ubuntu, no idea. If you are doing Ubuntu you will want nVidia as they have the most stable Linux drivers but its a pain to get multi monitors to work with Ubuntu.
  2. does it support dual display with this set up? I can start with dual display and throw in a video card as needed.

    I don't play any graphic heavy games, my gaming era ended with CS 1.5. Correct me if I am wrong, I think I read a article saying the GPU of ivy bridge is comparable with a $100 worth video card. That sounds way more than I needed, since even the x1400 chip in my OLD thinkpad T60 laptop supports two displays (1400x1050 and 1920x1080) without a problem.
  3. Did some more googling.

    Sandy Bridge i7 2600k supports dual display.
    Ivy Bridge will support triple display based on the links below, hope it is not a rumor, let's wait and see.
  4. Ivy Bridge probably will but as I siad, for Ubuntu there is no 100% until the drivers are made for it.
  5. You are right. still need proper drivers and motherboards. Thx
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