Maximum Monitors Powered by 1060gtx Razer Blade

Discussion in 'Systems' started by GoldenBrownheadinfo988, Nov 13, 2017.

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  1. Hey,
    I'm working on an art installation where I want to max out the amount of monitors for my Razer Blade. These monitors are likely to be pretty old-school and small things, definitely no more than 1280 x 1024.... (Although I will likely get fewer, larger monitors if I cannot get at least 5 of them).

    The content will be controller by Touch Designer.

    From looking at other threads it seems confirmed that I can run 2 monitors, with one user commenting that the Razer was 'purposefully limited to 2 monitors', which concerns me:
    https://insider.razerzone.com/index...16-gtx-1060-multiple-external-monitors.19103/

    I have done a bit of research and it looks like these products might be of use, although I'm a little confused about whether they will work on the new Blade.

    This looks like it will add 2 monitors:
    DualHead2Go Digital SE
    http://www.matrox.com/graphics/en/products/gxm/dh2go/digital_se/

    This looks like it will add 4:
    https://www.datapath.co.uk/multi-display-products/datapath-x4

    Does anyone have any experience with this kind of thing, or have any idea what the capabilities of this machine is for running 3+ monitors with? How would you go about maximising out the amount of monitors on this machine?
     
  2. Jenjar

    Jenjar Well-Known Member

    I don't have a Blade, But I do have a 1060 in my Desktop. The card is not the best at running multiple 4k screens, And it is not recommended to get a 144Hz monitor with 4k or anything higher then 1080p on this card, Since it can not handle it well.
    The desktop card only has a few output ports, So on the laptop it might be more limited. You would most likely need something like what you linked, or some kind of HDMI Extender.
     
  3. Hey thanks for your response,

    Just to clarify, I am not interested in running 4k screens, I am interested in running a large amount of lo-fi screens.

    Sam
     
  4. TheGurgeMan7

    TheGurgeMan7 Well-Known Member

    So I am running two external screens on my blade, and the only problem I could see with your splitter could possibly be the hdmi port. The hdmi port on the blade is the 1.4b, and I believe that your splitter would require a hdmi 2.0. If that is true though, you can use the thunderbolt 3 port and get an hdmi adapter and you should be fine.
     
  5. Joikansai

    Joikansai Well-Known Member VANGUARD

    I think you’d better contact technical support about this, but I heard before well known member here, but he seems not active anymore, doing massive multiple monitors with his Blade 14, I think it was older model, maybe early 2016. So there’s no reason they limited output external monitor. I think you have only to find right splitter, because I saw some reported no issue with his HDMI splitter and other with issue (different brands).
     
  6. Pentalobe

    Pentalobe Active Member

    I used one of those triple head 2 go things back when you hooked it up to a VGA ((15-pin) port. They work fine, but it will act like one giant display. You can probably use nView to fix that if required.

    My thinkpad x220 can run 2x 4k displays with the crap intel graphics circa 2011, a geforce should have no problem especially if you don't push the rez.
     
  7. Rendang1963

    Rendang1963 New Member

    Hi there,

    I am looking also into using Touchdesigner on my Blade 1060GTX Laptop and the same solutions for outputting to multiple Monitors. The Datapath new FX4 would be my favorite gear here. However I had some disappointments when I found out that the Thunderbolt 3 port on my Blade is not connected to the Nvidia grafics but the intel chip on the CPU. Only the HDMI 2 port is hooked up to the GPU. I am using 2 external monitors (1920x1080), one on the HDMI port and the other with a Thunderbolt to HDMI adapter. Only the one connected to the HDMI is running on the Gtx1060.

    The Datapath FX4 has 2x HDMI 1.4 inputs for 4K @30 Hz only, I was hoping to get 4 x 1920x1080@ 60Hz on the outputs, that means I need to use the Displayport 1.2 input on the FX4 which does support 4k@60Hz. (Still need to confirm this with datapath). So I am stuck here. If I want the GPU of my Blade to output to 4 Monitors @60Hz using the Datapath FX4, I need an HDMI 2 to DP 1.2 adapter, which to my knowledge does not exist yet.

    So what I am going to do next is checking out how many monitors I could connect using a Thunderbold 3 to 2xDP 4k @60Hz adapter and what the performance with the intel graphics, running Touchdesigner, would be like. Though it seems odd to me using a highend gaming laptop with a realtime software on the intel grafics.

    This is really disappointing and if I would have been aware of this limitations I would definitely have decided for a different laptop with Dp outputs supported by the graphic card, as I am not willing to carry around an extra enclosure for the graphic card, like the core. Maybe there is a technical reason for this, or maybe other.

    Kind regards
     
  8. Sinopiaguideaero369

    Sinopiaguideaero369 New Member

    I am not sure the max, but I run 4 total. The largest is 4k and the other 2 are 1080.. I only use cheap usb3 to HDMI and the 4k runs off the built-in HDMI.

    [​IMG]
     
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