Matrox DualHead2Go DP Edition

The Matrox DualHead2Go DP Edition is an EOL product and is no longer being manufactured or sold by Matrox. Consult your local resellers and distributors for available inventory. Customers looking for external multi-monitor adapters can now benefit from nearest product alternatives such as the TripleHead2Go DP Edition or the DualHead2Go Digital SE or Digital ME.

Add up to two monitors to your notebook or desktop computer with Matrox DualHead2Go DisplayPort Edition.

  • Adds up to two monitors to your notebook or desktop computer
  • Connects to the Thunderbolt™1, DisplayPort ™ or Mini DisplayPort video output of your system
  • Support for DisplayPort monitors, with optional adapters for DVI and VGA monitor support
  • PC and Mac compatible

See more. Do more. Be more productive.

The Matrox DualHead2Go DP Edition external multi-display adapter adds up to two monitors to your laptop or desktop computer. It connects to the video output of your system and uses the system's existing GPU to provide high-quality, uncompressed graphics and video across all monitors. Ideal for business and professional users looking to increase their productivity with a dual display setup, this little black box lets you run different applications on each monitor or view one application across two monitors.

  • Lets you connect up to two monitors to the single DisplayPort or Mini DisplayPort video output, or Thunderbolt port1, of your system
  • Creates a stretched desktop of 3840x1200 (2x1920x1200)2 across two displays
  • Uses your system's existing GPU to deliver a solid platform for office, 3D design, and multimedia applications
  • Open an application on each display or span one across the two
  • Works with LCDs, CRTs and projectors3
  • Quick and easy to install—there's no need to open the computer case or insert components
  • Spans taskbar across monitors for easy access to all your open applications
  • Run in clone mode and show the same content on all displays
  • Includes Matrox PowerDesk software to easily manage your desktop configuration
  • External device that won't void your system warranty
  • Expand your desktop further by connecting a second DualHead2Go DP Edition to your graphics hardware to support four monitors at a time4

For more information about other DualHead2Go models visit our GXM homepage.

1 Thunderbolt port connectivity is currently supported only with Mac systems. Windows support coming soon.
2 Displays attached to DualHead2Go must run at the same resolution. Please see the system compatibility information to verify the maximum resolution supported by your system
3 Additional adapters may be required (sold separately). See connectivity requirements for details.
4 Certain conditions apply. Visit the Multi-GXM support page for further details.

Matrox part number D2G-DP-MIF
Maximum DisplayPort Resolution 1 3840x1200
(2x 1920x1200)
Maximum DVI Resolution 1, 2 3840x1200
(2x 1920x1200)
Maximum VGA Resolution 1, 3 3840x1080
(2x 1920x1080)
Input connectors 1 x DisplayPort input
Output connectors 2 x DisplayPort outputs
Power USB and DisplayPort for power
Dimensions 3.5" x 3.8" x 1.1" 
(8.9cm x 9.7cm x 2.8cm)
Clone Mode Yes
Stretched Desktop Support Yes
PowerDesk Software Yes
Hardware included
  • One 2-foot DisplayPort to DisplayPort input cable
  • One 3-foot USB cable
  • One Mini-DisplayPort to DisplayPort input cable
  • “Getting Started” CD
Multi-unit support (Windows only) Yes
System Requirements
  • Single DisplayPort or Mini DisplayPort video output, or Thunderbolt port4, on a compatible system
  • Powered USB connector
  • Display driver supporting 2048x768 or higher resolution
Verify your system compatibility
Supported Operating Systems Microsoft® Windows® 8 (32/64bit), Windows 7 (32/64bit), Windows Vista® (32/64bit), Windows XP (32/64bit), Windows Server® 2012 (32/64bit), Windows Server 2003/2008 (32/64bit), Mac® OS X® Mountain Lion (10.8), Mac OS X Lion (10.7), Mac OS X (10.6, 10.5) and Linux® 1
Optional Accessories
(Sold Separately)
Warranty 2-year warranty

1 Contact Matrox for tested versions of leading Linux distributions.
2 Matrox DisplayPort to DVI adaptor (Part # CAB-DP-DVIF) is required to support DVI displays.
3 A 3rd party DisplayPort to VGA active adaptor is required to support VGA displays. Contact Matrox for additional information.
4 Thunderbolt port connectivity is currently supported only with Mac systems. Windows support coming soon.

List of Supported Resolutions

Resolution Refresh Rate
1600 x 600 (2x 800 x 600) 60, 75, 85Hz
2048 x 768 (2x 1024 x 768) 60, 75, 85Hz
2560 x 720 (2x 1280 x 720) 50 1, 60Hz
2560 x 768 (2x 1280 x 768) 60Hz
2560 x 800 (2x 1280 x 800) 60Hz
2560 x 960 (2x 1280 x 960) 60Hz
2560 x 1024 (2x 1280 x 1024) 60, 75, 85Hz
2720 x 768 (2x 1360 x 768) 60Hz
2800 x 1050 (2x 1400 x 1050) 60Hz
2880 x 900 (2 x 1440 x 900) 2 60Hz
3200 x 900 (2x 1600 x 900) 60Hz
3200 x 1200 (2 x 1600 x 1200) 50 1, 60Hz
3360 x 1050 (2 x 1680 x 1050) 60Hz
3840 x 1080 (2x 1920 x 1080) 50 1, 60Hz
3840 x 1200 (2 x 1920 x 1200) 2 50 1, 60Hz
4096 x 1152 (2 x 2048 x 1152) 3 60Hz

1 This mode runs at 50Hz which may be incompatible with some displays. Verify with your display vendor for compatibility.
2 Resolution not supported with VGA displays.
3 These modes are not available under any Mac OS X operating system.

Supported resolutions are GPU dependent. Please see the system compatibility information to verify the maximum resolution supported by your system. All displays attached to DualHead2Go must run at the same resolution. To access the full listed of supported resolutions, PowerDesk must be downloaded and installed on the system.

System Compatibility

DualHead2Go DP Edition is compatible with a wide range of notebooks and desktop computers. Please see the system compatibility information for more details.

Take advantage of Matrox PowerDesk to fully benefit from your DualHead2Go DP Edition adapter. PowerDesk enhances your PC or Mac computing experience and productivity with a vast array of customizable options. Now you can personalize your desktop to get the most out of your displays and make the most of your time.

PowerDesk for PC

Window Management:

Set the behavior of your apps, such as where windows should open up and maximize, or even on which display a PowerPoint slide show will run. You can view a presentation across multiple displays, or only on one depending upon your needs.

Desktop Divider:

Customize your desktop's layout and split it up into different sections. Either spread one application across your entire desktop or devote one display to each. Alternatively go even further and create multiple partitions on a single monitor and open an application in each section.

Mode Management:

Select the optimal multi-display settings for your setup, with regard to resolution and refresh rates.

Swap Displays:

Swap Displays spares you the hassle of reconnecting cables or physically moving around incorrectly hooked-up monitors. Switch your displays' on-screen content as a quick and easy troubleshooting fix.


Conveniently load your saved multi-display setup to accommodate ever-changing workplace needs or your personal preferences.

Keyboard Shortcuts:

Use a keyboard shortcut to quickly locate the mouse cursor or move your active window from one display to another; an easy way to access PowerDesk features.

Unattended Install:

Easily install Matrox PowerDesk across many systems without any user interaction — a must–have tool for any IT administrator for corporation-wide deployments.

PowerDesk for Mac

Swap Active Window and Maximize:

Efficiently organize your desktop at the press of a button by moving a given window from one display to the next and maximizing it to fit the entire screen.

Move Dock Position:

Further customize your Mac work space by moving the dock onto any of your screens.

Mode Management

Select the optimal multi-display settings for your setup, with regard to resolution and refresh rates.

Business Productivity

Working with more than one monitor allows you to see more, do more, and be more productive. Use the extra screen space to spread applications across your desktop, much like you would spread printed documents across your desk. For specialized applications, such as financial services or day trading programs, viewing data across multiple monitors provides the ability to see critical information at all times for quick decision making and streamlined workflow.

  • Fit more data on your desktop
  • Organize your applications and information as you wish
  • Easily multi-task without the need to toggle between applications
  • Compare documents side-by-side

Digital Signage

Drive two HD displays from a single player PC to create digital signage canvases of up to 4 million pixels. Unique in its ability to support two 1920x1080 monitors, the Matrox DualHead2Go supports a variety of widescreen resolutions for the display of high-quality, uncompressed digital content across multiple monitors.

And if two displays aren't enough? Connect multiple DualHead2Go units to create all sorts of cost-effective, versatile HD display configurations. DualHead2Go units can be used to improve and simplify digital signage applications such as digital menu boards, shopping mall kiosks, and ambience-enhancing installations—to name a few.

Media Creation & DCC

As an artist or digital content creator, you need multiple palettes, menus, bins, controls, and toolbars in your applications. Spread out your projects, work more comfortably, and increase your productivity with a Matrox DualHead2Go-powered multi-monitor setup. The extra screen space will allow you to view more layers of video on the timeline, increase the size of your video scopes and frame viewers, as well as customize your entire workspace to improve your workflow.

  • Maximize your studio real estate
  • Transform your laptop into a productivity powerhouse
  • Comfortably edit video content on your Mac notebook computer

CAD Design & GIS

Take advantage of increased desktop space when using CAD software. Work on your design drafts, architectural models, or plans across multiple monitors.

Expand your perspective and arrange application windows so you can complete your work more quickly and efficiently. Add two monitors to your notebook computer for a full surround 3D design experience.


Benefit from panoramic images and visuals by integrating Matrox DualHead2Go into your ProAV installations. DualHead2Go works collaboratively with additional hardware (LCDs, CRTs, projectors, video wall controllers) to deliver impressive visual experiences in a variety of environments, including:

  • Conference rooms
  • Education
  • Worship
  • Training & Simulation
DualHead2Go DP Edition - Connects to the DisplayPort output of your system and is powered by USB DualHead2Go DP Edition - Add two monitors to your notebook or desktop with this small box
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Two Matrox DualHead2Go drive a four monitor configuration across a 2x2 stretched desktop DualHead2Go DP Edition - DisplayPort to DVI adaptor (sold separately). Ideal for digital monitors.