EVGA's UV Plus 39 USB 3.0 Display Adapterby Anand Lal Shimpi on June 8, 2012 4:55 AM EST
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- Computex 2012
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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Laststop311 - Friday, June 8, 2012 - linkWhat is even the purpose of this device? Mirror your desktop to more screens?
themossie - Friday, June 8, 2012 - linkOr laptop. One external monitor (max supported by most laptops) isn't enough for coding pleasure :-)
Laststop311 - Friday, June 8, 2012 - linkJust can't picture the market for these being very wide. Has to be a very very narrow slice of the population that actually cares about these.
Death666Angel - Friday, June 8, 2012 - linkSo? This is a niche product, yes. But that doesn't mean it shouldn't exist, does it? :-)
retrospooty - Friday, June 8, 2012 - link"Just can't picture the market for these being very wide"
It would work great in the workplace. Most companies have dual LCD's these days, 3 or more not being an option without a special card/displayport etc. This makes any old PC a multi monitor beast.
Any job that requires alot of multitasking/app switching could use this heavily.
etamin - Friday, June 8, 2012 - link"This makes any old PC a multi monitor beast."
An old PC doesn't have USB 3.0. And a new PC with USB 3.0 would likely have integrated graphics capable of driving dual monitors for non-gaming workloads.
dananski - Friday, June 8, 2012 - linkHe's talking about 3+ monitors, but even so I can't see this being much cheaper than a discrete card.
I think the real benefit is for when you get back to your desk and hook your laptop up to this to use the big screens. These days laptops have the hardware to run even the heavy tasks that benefit from this level of real-estate, so this, as part of a docking station setup, could save some people from needing a ever needing desktop at work.
lang999 - Saturday, June 9, 2012 - linkDid you ever heard a thing called controllercard?
You can get usb 3.0 in any oldasscomputer for $10
etamin - Saturday, June 9, 2012 - linkNo shit sherlock. I've been using one for over a year. The point is this little box only has 1 DVI and 1 HDMI which to me doesn't justify its price (I'm go to guess $60-$100) plus a USB 3.0 adapter card on an old system.
DanNeely - Sunday, June 10, 2012 - linkIt's targeted at laptops; not desktops. The only reason I won't be buying one at launch to upgrade my work laptop is that what IT's given me doesn't support USB3 yet.