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More than two screens on intel graphics?

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More than two screens on intel graphics?

#1 Post by tecmes » Mon Aug 02, 2021 9:37 am

It seems that intel integrated graphics (older models??) can't extend the desktop on more than one screen (i.e. you can't have three+ screens). I just realized that now...
My newer T560 with Win10 can do it. So...
Is that an issue with older intel graphics? With Win7?
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Re: More than two screens on intel graphics?

#2 Post by dr_st » Mon Aug 02, 2021 12:50 pm

Older Intel graphics.

Already on Ivy Bridge (**30 generation) it sorta became possible to get 3 screens with Intel GPU, but only under specific conditions. The conditions got more relaxed with subsequent generations.
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Re: More than two screens on intel graphics?

#3 Post by iamdmc » Tue Sep 14, 2021 2:36 pm

You can get many screens working with USB-to-DVI or USB-to-HDMI displaylink adapters.

I've gotten as many as 5 screens to work with my X220/X250/T480s using 2 displaylink adapters
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Re: More than two screens on intel graphics?

#4 Post by cadillacmike68 » Thu Sep 16, 2021 12:32 am

Well, W7 was never that great with multiple screens. You can get 3 but usually one has to be the ThinkPad's display. It's easier with an advanced dock (T61 / T500 era) or the newer dock for the T410 / T510 / W510 and later models.
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