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Our Score

8/10

Review Price £221.71

Matrox Triple Head2Go Digital Edition - Matrox Triple Head2Go Digital Edition

A potential problem is that only supported games will work with the TripleHead2Go, which is listed on the web site. There’s a pretty comprehensive list out there, with a good number of recent games, but you can’t buy the TripleHead expecting it to work with every game that’s going to be released. If you did end up in a situation where your particular favourite title wasn’t supported then you could end up having to play on a regular 4:3 monitor, where you might have better spent your money on a single widescreen. It’s best to think of this then as a great solution for a particular title. For example, fans of Microsoft Flight Simulator are big fans of the triple head. It’s a title that doesn’t get updated every year, support is solid in the TripleHead and having the side screens really adds to the experience.

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I tried it out in Oblivion, Supreme Commander and TrackMania Nations. In the former it was tremendous, with a GeForce 8800 GTX providing the graphical horsepower. When I went inside a tent I could see the sides appear in my peripheral vision – it was incredibly immersive and moving round the landscape was breathtaking.

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In Trackmania it really helped nail some of the mad tracks, simply because you can see more of the track at once. I got a Gold Medal on second attempts when it would normally have taken me several goes. In Supreme Commander it was great being able to see so much of the battlefield – however I still needed to move up and down to see stuff, which made me lament that relative lack of vertical resolution – just 1,024 pixels. A single 24in display would give me 1,200 pixels vertically, while a 30in screen would provide 1,600.

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