Along with a host of video cards, EVGA also brought its latest UV Plus USB display adapter to Computex. Now with USB 3.0 support, the UV Plus 39 can drive both its HDMI and single-link DVI ports simultaneously at up to 1080p. The virtual GPU driver does rely on your host CPU for the heavy lifting just as previous versions have in the past. The move to USB 3.0 should improve performance although EVGA didn't have a demo setup to demonstrate exactly how much the higher bandwidth interface improved things.

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  • Visual - Monday, June 11, 2012 - link

    LOL, "Noob"
    You totally pwnt him.
    gg no re l2p
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  • iSmug - Friday, June 08, 2012 - link

    I can't stand working without 3 screens. Things like this would allow me to use a laptop. I do agree it is useless for desktops that have a pci-e slot available though. Reply
  • ka_ - Sunday, June 10, 2012 - link

    There can be many reasons for mirroring screens, such as a display boot showing a screen in 4 different directions, and I am sure this device can work out perfectly in those cases. You might underestimate the size of the market - supermarkets, stores, sales boots, and so on that might be interested in something like this. Do not expect these companies to pay the premium for DisplayPort type products - mirroring might have a much larger market than you seem to think!

    Then of course you have the market that is looking for more screen real estate such as developers - I frequently find myself wanting a 3rd screen - one for coding, one for displaying the result and one for debug output.

    For laptops in particular this is a great product as most laptops only support a second screen. Had the Ivy laptops come with built-in 3rd screen support then the second market would be smaller, however they don't, so I am in the market for this!
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  • neostar63 - Friday, June 08, 2012 - link

    We used to use something like this at a company that did not have a second monitor out on the IT built systems. They were against changing hardware configurations for those of us that had a second monitor available. The company was willing to buy us a little USB to VGA adapter and IT would install the drivers.

    This was all bad policy, but it gave me a second monitor to work with.
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  • Shadowmaster625 - Friday, June 08, 2012 - link

    Throw a few USB porrts on there, and a LAN port, and you've got a decent low cost one cable dock. How much cpu does it take to drive two 1080p displays? Especially if you are playing something like a Flash game on those displays... Reply
  • repoman27 - Friday, June 08, 2012 - link

    It uses DisplayLink technology, so probably not terribly good for gaming, even though it can also take advantage of an available dGPU.

    The software driver basically takes the data from the frame buffer, determines what changes between frames, compresses that data and then pipes it over USB to a hardware decoder that then drives the display output. The USB 2.0 versions are apparently only able to drive a single display and can be a bit laggy or suffer from tearing. The additional bandwidth of USB 3.0 will probably bring significant improvements, but it's still a bit like using VNC on a very small, thin-client to drive additional displays.
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  • dukeanddaisy - Thursday, January 10, 2013 - link

    This is a must if you want to run Dual External Monitors from a Samsung Slate. Just one example..... Reply

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