Gigabyte has launched the latest driver version for Intel’s HD4000 graphics, which provide support for Ultra HD 4K resolutions using the Intel Collage technology.
Powered by Intel HD4000 Graphics, Gigabyte’s Dual Thunderbolt motherboards can take advantage of the new 4K Collage graphics driver to power an Ultra HD 4k resolution video stream split across four standard HD resolution displays. Intel Collage display technology is easy to set up, with Dual Thunderbolt ports to provide a total of four digital outputs for a combined Ultra HD resolution of 3840 x 2400 pixels.
Two DisplayPort to Dual-DisplayPort adaptors were used in Gigabyte’s testing and implementation of the Intel Collage Display feature. You can find more detailed information, including a setup guide and component compatibility list on the Gigabyte’s website.
Gigabyte's uHD drivers are now available for download
Gigabyte originally showcased the technology back in January. “Our implementation of Intel’s new Collage display technology means that Gigabyte’s dual Thunderbolt motherboards are first to power the very latest Ultra HD resolutions across four of today’s standard displays”, commented Henry Kao, Vice President, Gigabyte Motherboard Business Unit. ”Offering a wealth of possibilities in commercial markets that include digital signage, surveillance, medical and more, we’re also excited to offer PC DIY customers the opportunity to enjoy 4K resolution support with a simple driver update on their existing hardware, and without a VGA card.”
“We are excited about our collage display feature in our Intel platforms with 3rd generation Core i5 and Core i7 processors using Intel HD Graphics”, said Zane Ball, General Manager – Desktop platform, Intel. “Gigabyte’s implementation of two Thunderbolt ports enable consumers to connect four monitors via splitters to a single system and experience UltraHD resolution and is a great example of the innovation enabled on these GIGABYTE Z77 motherboards with Thunderbolt.”
The company has commissioned a 4K video that is available for download free of charge. You can contact your local Gigabyte representative for a copy of this free video or visit the Gigabyte Tech Daily blog for more information on how to download this video.
Gigabyte’s ‘TH’ models offer up to 10Gbps data transfer speeds from each port. This means you can transfer HD graphics and data simultaneously. Each Thunderbolt port complies with the Display Port 1.1 standard (with support for 2K resolutions from each port), and therefore provide a combined throughput of up to 4K for display future-proofing.