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EVGA's DisplayPort Hub Available Now

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EVGA has released its DisplayPort hub for driving three monitors off a single DisplayPort plug on your desktop or laptop.

While it was known for a long time that DisplayPort is a standard that can be expanded for use of up to three monitors on a single output, not many DisplayPort hubs have passed through the channels. Now though, EVGA has announced its DisplayPort hub, and as you'd expect, you can drive up to three displays with it.

The configuration is meant to be as simple as possible, and just like DisplayPort itself, hot-plug compatible. It is based on the DisplayPort 1.2a specification, and is compatible with most devices that feature a DisplayPort output.

A power brick is included to power the device.

The resolutions supported start at 2400 x 600 pixels (three 800 x 600 monitors) and reach 5760 x 1080 pixels for driving a trio of Full-HD monitors. Higher than Full-HD resolutions are not supported.

The EVGA DisplayPort hub is currently available from EVGA directly for $99.99; $79.99 after a $20 mail-in rebate.

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    lp231 , December 30, 2013 7:02 AM
    Only useful if you want to run up to 6 monitors.
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    jamger , December 30, 2013 7:09 AM
    could i plug this on my HD7850 DP and then just connect 3 screens to it for eyefinity? :p 
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    palladin9479 , December 30, 2013 7:33 AM
    Useful for AV / VTC folks as they might actually run that many displays. Actually I know of a location that could use a ton of these.
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    moogleslam , December 30, 2013 7:41 AM
    Looks like a good option for multi monitor gaming with G-Sync as Display Port is the only connection option for that technology.
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    wysir , December 30, 2013 10:45 AM
    Is there a similar option for HDMI connections?
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    coupe , December 30, 2013 11:04 AM
    Get a DP to HDMI adapter
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    rwinches , December 30, 2013 11:06 AM
    Can I daisy chain for 9 displays? Or More?

    And, can I run this with my Intel IGA 2500
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    burkhartmj , December 30, 2013 2:16 PM
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    Is there a similar option for HDMI connections?


    Unfortunately there are hardware limitations that prevent HDMI from being able to do this. One of the features built in to DisplayPort was being able to power multiple monitors off one output, so this device is just utilizing that ability. HDMI doesn't have this feature.
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    burkhartmj , December 30, 2013 2:17 PM
    Unfortunately, they lost me at not being able to play nice with higher than FHD. I run 1920x1200 monitors, which would be outside this thing's range.
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    soldier44 , December 30, 2013 3:02 PM
    Wow no 2560 x 1600 30 inch display support, bummer.
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    lp231 , December 30, 2013 3:03 PM
    Quote:
    Is there a similar option for HDMI connections?

    No, but that device supports adapters, to convert dp to hdmi.

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    laststop311 , December 30, 2013 11:02 PM
    kinda lame, anything with enough power to drive 5760x1080 while gaming already has enough outputs. Only useful if you are running business stuff on multi monitors off an ultrabook or something.
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    Daniel Tarver , December 31, 2013 11:30 AM
    You guys seem to miss a large portion of the video cards out there, Sure Gaming video cards support up to 6 display outputs, but your work video cards, such as the quadro cards have very limited video outputs, and this can be greatly used by graphic designers or cad/cam operators. Its not all about the gaming environment.