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Matrox TripleHead2Go ?

Discussion in 'Sim Racing Hardware' started by Oops, Jul 9, 2011.

  1. Oops

    Oops

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    Hi all been a while since I posted :) but lately Ive been thinking of using my old triplehead2go analog edition, but Im wondering if anyone else here is using it or is it dead now since I havn't seen any posts about it for a long time?
    would I need any special hardware to run it, I do remember it ran well the last time I used it and that was for gtr2 my system spec is :-

    windows vista business
    radeon 5700
    Athlon II x4 640 cpu @ 3.00ghz
    4gb ram
    1 tb hdd

    which is probably better than I had then :)
     
  2. Alexander Rhodes

    Alexander Rhodes

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    if your Radeon has 3 outputs, you'll get away without using the triple head, if you feel like going SLi you can also do without it. But if neither of the first 2 apply, use it :D

    Do try to remember though, it's just an analogue splitter, meaning that the output you card intended for 1 screen, is going across 3, and therefore quality is pretty much divided by 3.

    Thats why I used 2 cards with 3 monitors, and SoftTH to run the games. Windows PC knew I was running 3 monitors, and therefore ran my graphics cards to output the right resolution for the 3 monitors, SofTH just enabled me to correct the distance between the screen to sit flush, and to tell the game to output the correct field of view. (Although LFS and a few other games/mods now have this as a standard feature so SoftTH would not be needed if so).
     
  3. Kris Vickers

    Kris Vickers
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    It seems that since the release of GFX cards that can run three monitors, Matrox have pretty much what you can call a pointless and expensive product.

    Shame really, as they paved the way. But thats the way things go sometimes :)
     
  4. Oops

    Oops

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    Thanks for the replys guys but Im affraid the GFX card only has the two outputs so I think Ill go with the matrox for now, but might consider getting another card in the future :)