I have a client with a Lenovo M92p 3207, which has an Intel i5-3470 with (I believe) Integrated HD Graphics 2500. (Based upon what I can find on the chipset.)
What I'm trying to find out, is if we can connect three displays to this.
It has one onboard VGA and one onboard DP port.
What we're trying to configure is:
2 monitors on the user's desk (1 VGA, 1 DP)
1 50"~ TV (via DP)
Using a DisplayPort splitter, with the TV being converted from DP to HDMI, via a converter.
Can anyone help me clarify if this is doable?
The processor graphics supports 3 displays:
Of course, how Lenovo implemented this is a question you need to ask them.
Also, this processor is more than eight years old. The graphics are discontinued. And, if you are running Windows 10, you will be using the Microsoft generic graphics driver which lacks in performance and features. I would not expect this to work the way you want.
Lastly, Intel does not support the use of adapters and/or splitters.
Doc (not an Intel employee or contractor)
Two displays can be connected via DP in two different ways, through monitor daisy-chaining or via a MST Hub (you cannot use a standard splitter if you want independent displays).
With 3rd Gen processors, a three-monitor configuration will be limited to a maximum resolution of 1920x1080p@60Hz. For more information, consult:
Hope this helps,
I found this info in my searching, too, though it seemed to be suggesting that the onboard graphics would need to support DisplayPort 1.2, which, based upon my research (which to be fair, has been extremely difficult to find clear information) the HD2500 Chipset does not support. (Only 1.1)
I'm not familiar with what an "MST Hub" is.
The resolution limitation might be an issue, too. I'll have to get the client to fiddle with their current resolution on the big screen and see what they're sitting at.
Thanks for the info, regardless!
MST = Multi-Stream Transport. This is the capability that allows a single DisplayPort channel to stream to independent multiple monitors. This *is* supported by the 3rd generation processors; I have used it with 3rd generation NUCs to connect three monitors via Daisy-Chain. For lack of a better description, a MST Hub device will allow you to connect multiple monitors without having to have monitors with daisy-chaining support built into them.
Here is a basic example supporting DP-to-2xHDMI: https://www.amazon.com/CSV-6200H-Transport-DisplayPort-Monitor-Splitter/dp/B077BBVP6N.
Here is another example supporting DP-to-2xDP: https://www.amazon.com/CSV-6200H-Transport-DisplayPort-Monitor-Splitter/dp/B077BSSHHT?th=1.
Finally, here is a USB-C-to-2xHDMI version: https://www.amazon.com/StarTech-com-2-Port-USB-C-HDMI-MST/dp/B06XPVGQKY.
Hope this helps,
I just finished discussing with a Lenovo tech support rep, and they had no clue.
They suggested I use a USB to <output> adapter from Jcreate.
Your points about the lack of an updated driver is a good point, thank you for that.
I presume by "Intel does not support" you mean that they're not going to confirm/deny that something like this would work?
Due to this product being discontinued, Intel Customer Service no longer supports inquiries for it, I am glad to see that fellow community members have the knowledge and they jumped in and helped. You may also find the Discontinued Products (https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/discontinued-products.html) website helpful to address your request.
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