Intel HD Graphics with three displays

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Systems with Intel HD graphics can support up to three displays. Which systems actually support three displays at the same time depends on the graphics controller used. In this article you will learn how to check if your system can support three displays.

Intel HD graphics chips with support for 3 displays

The Intel HD graphics chip used must support three displays at the same time on a computer with Intel HD graphics. Intel provides an up-to-date list of graphics chips and chipsets that support three displays in the 25672 support article.[1] General questions on the operation with three displays can be found there in article 5556.[2]

Display 1 Display 2 Display 3

DisplayPort

DisplayPort

HDMI
DVI
VGA
DisplayPort
Built-in display

DisplayPort
HDMI
DVI
VGA

DisplayPort
HDMI
DVI
VGA

Built-in display

DisplayPort
HDMI
DVI
VGA
Built-in display

DisplayPort
HDMI
DVI
VGA

Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)

Notes on systems with three graphic connections

Please note that there are many systems with three graphics ports with Intel HD graphics, where the three ports cannot be used at the same time, as the above requirements are not met. The three connectors are provided in these cases so that the user does not need adapter cables when using a specific connector.

However, there are also cases where all three connections can be used at the same time under certain conditions. An example of this: the LES v3, with an Intel Celeron N3160 CPU (with integrated Intel HD Graphics 400), has 2x HDMI and 1x DP. All three connections can be used with this system if a DP->VGA adapter is used at the DP connection and the monitor connected to it is connected via VGA cable.

References

  1. Intel® Graphics Controllers and Chipsets that Support Three Displays (www.intel.com, Support Artikel 25672, abgerufen am 16.11.2017)
  2. Frequently Asked Questions About Configuring Three Displays (www.intel.com, Support article 5556, retrieved on 16.11.2017)


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Werner Fischer, working in the Knowledge Transfer team at Thomas-Krenn, completed his studies of Computer and Media Security at FH Hagenberg in Austria. He is a regular speaker at many conferences like LinuxTag, OSMC, OSDC, LinuxCon, and author for various IT magazines. In his spare time he enjoys playing the piano and training for a good result at the annual Linz marathon relay.


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