DTH2Go Widescreen Surround Review: TripleHead2Go setup explained in detail
Widescreen gaming experiences an increase in popularity and our colleagues at the Widescreen Gaming Forum reviewed one of the systems used for surround gaming, the TripleHead2Go Digital Edition.
The TripleHead2Go from Matrox basically is a device that allows you to connect three monitors to one graphics card. Thus you can also use it to play games at extreme widescreen resolutions like 5,040 x 1,050 pixels (using three monitors with a resolution of 1,680 x 1,050). More resolutions with an equivalent aspect ratio are possible, too, of course. As the name indicates, the Widescreen Gaming Forum is focused on the whole topic of widescreen gaming and now they published a review of the Matrox TripleHead2Go widescreen modes. They didn't just explain the hardware and software, but assembled a report about the advantages a multi monitor setup can offer.
Besides the technical aspects and the use of a TripleHead2Go for Home Theater purposes the review also deals with several games. Benchmarks for Half-Life 2: Episode 2, Far Cry 2 and Crysis Warhead reveal how the performance is affected by the surround widescreen resolutions. Furthermore three videos of the mentioned games give an impression of the impressive difference between common settings of 1,680 x 1,050 and the 5,040 x 1,050 pixels delivered via TripleHead2Go.
If you are interested in widescreen gaming, you might want to visit the Widescreen Gaming Forum or take a look at the following articles:
• Burnout Paradise in 5,040 x 1,050 - Widescreen Gaming at its best
• GTA 4 (PC) at 5,040 x 1,050 pixels
• The sky is wide open - HAWX at 5,040 x 1,050
• Widescreen gaming: Which games benefit and which don't