Gigabyte Demonstrates 4K on Intel HD4000 via Dual Thunderbolt

4K (or Ultra HD) is all the rage at this year's CES, but it's not just for high end televisions. We stopped by Gigabyte's suite to check out the GA-Z77X-UP5 TH motherboard. Hasn't this motherboard been available since summer of 2012, you ask? Yes, but it has learned a new trick: outputting a 4K video signal.

Thanks to a new Intel driver feature called Collage, Gigabyte was able to demonstrate 4K video output from the Intel HD4000 integrated graphics. This was made possible through the dual Thunderbolt outputs that were further split through a pair of multi-monitor dongles connected to four 1920x1200 monitors. The four displays combined created an overall resolution of 3840x2400.

This new feature will be available in a driver update that should be available at the end of January for both the UP5 and UP4.

While even more extreme resolutions are possible through other discrete graphics options, this is a first for the Intel HD4000 and could prove to be an attractive alternative for those seeking a more energy efficient solution.

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  • davidgermain
    With all the 4k UHD screens all over the place why are they using 4 displays??
  • f-14
    The four displays combined created an overall resolution of 3840x2400.

    so another 2 years before they make a 42" monitor at 4k resolution? sweet

    if it requires lightpeak to transfer that much data at 1ms i guess that's alright.

    just stop calling it ultra HD. 10-15 years from now it's all going to look like 8 bit nintendo graphics anyways
  • ohim
    WOW ! Thanks intel for giving us multiple displays from one single card! this is so unheard of till now! wonder why AMD and Nvidia couldn`t of think at this till now. ... oh wait!