Ivy Bridge will power three headed Linux powered monsters
Subject: General Tech | October 6, 2011 - 04:41 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Tagged: Ivy Bridge, linux, multi monitor
Intel's Linux graphics driver is open source and the developers who work on it ensure that their code is publicly available which results in findings such as the one Phoronix is reporting on this morning. While examining the Direct Rendering Manager kernel driver they discovered more information on the triple video output support that Ivy Bridge is supposed to support. It seems that some Ivy Bridge motherboard will sport three DisplayPort outputs which can all be used simultaneously and others a pair of HDMI ports with a D-SUB connector making up the third output. More importantly, because this was found in the Linux driver it becomes obvious that Intel intends to support multi-monitor output on Linux. Watch out AMD.
"Patches were made public by Intel yesterday for their Linux graphics driver that enable "Ivy Bridge" hardware to simultaneously drive three monitors. Thanks to Intel's Linux driver being open-source and their OSTC developers doing the hardware enablement work in public, there's some new details about this triple monitor support for the next-generation Ivy Bridge hardware."
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