Thunderbolts aren't reserved for the midnight sky and HTC's smartphone
lineup anymore. Apple
has turned Thunderbolt into somewhat of a
household name already overnight, and while the newest iMac machines are
hogging the spotlight this week, the Thunderbolt-equipped MacBook Pro
machines that shipped earlier in the year are the star of this show.
Matrox has made a name for themselves by popping out dual-card and
tri-card solutions, and this new one is no different. The DualHead2Go DP
and TripleHead2Go DP Multi-Monitor adapters are now compatible with
Thunderbolt-enabled MacBook Pro machines, so your new notebook can gain
even more functionality.
Both of these are ready to accept a new firmware update which enables
the support, and it'll add the 2x1400x1050 multi-projector resolution to
the already comprehensive supported resolution list. In other words,
you can now add up to three displays to your new Apple notebook. You'll
need to either be a designed or just a pixel lover to justify the cost,
but at least it's now a real possibility rather than a pipe dream. The
Matrox DualHead2Go and TripleHead2Go Graphics eXpansion Modules (GXMs)
work in conjunction with your system's existing GPU to provide
high-quality, uncompressed graphics and video across maximum resolutions
of dual 1920x1200 and triple 1360x768 under Mac.
The new software is available on the Matrox driver download web pages,
while the Matrox DualHead2Go DP Edition (Part #: D2G-DP-MIF) and
TripleHead2Go DP Edition (Part #: T2G-DP-MIF) are available for purchase
from authorized Matrox resellers worldwide or, in North America and
Europe, directly from Matrox.
Matrox DualHead2Go DP and TripleHead2Go DP Multi-Monitor Adapters Now Compatible with New Thunderbolt-Enabled MacBook Pro
Add up to 3 displays to your new Apple notebook: Latest Matrox firmware delivers Thunderbolt compatibility and expanded resolution support
Montreal, Canada, May 4, 2011 — Matrox Graphics Inc. today announced that the Matrox DualHead2Go DP Edition and TripleHead2Go DP Edition are now compatible with the latest Apple® MacBook® Pro notebooks featuring the new Thunderbolt™ port. Developed by Intel® and brought to market with technical collaboration from Apple, the high speed I/O port sets a new standard for high performance peripherals. DualHead2Go DP and TripleHead2Go DP are already the preferred multi-display solutions of many Mac® users. With a simple Matrox firmware update, these solutions can also be used to achieve unprecedented dual- and triple-monitor performance including OpenGL® support on the new Thunderbolt-enabled MacBook Pro. The new software release will also add the 2x1400x1050 multi-projector resolution to the already comprehensive supported resolution list.
"DualHead2Go DP and TripleHead2Go DP deliver workstation-class, multi-display performance for the most demanding media creators and CAD designers," said Caroline Injoyan, Business Development Manager, Matrox Graphics, Inc. "We're happy to provide continuous support to our Mac users by enabling Thunderbolt compatibility on our Graphics eXpansion Modules."
The Matrox DualHead2Go and TripleHead2Go Graphics eXpansion Modules (GXMs) work in conjunction with your system's existing GPU to provide high-quality, uncompressed graphics and video across maximum resolutions of dual 1920x1200 and triple 1360x768 under Mac. With the additional desktop display area, MacBook Pro users can run different applications on each monitor or view one application across multiple displays, eliminating the tedious and time-consuming tasks of re-sizing, re-arranging, and re-organizing multiple windows. Notebook users can further enhance their productive workflow by using their laptop's LCD as a third—or fourth—monitor to achieve an unprecedented level of computing efficiency. GXMs are also compatible with Microsoft® Windows® operating systems.