Hybrid Multi-monitor Support
Hybrid Multi-monitor is one form of Intel’s Hybrid Graphics Support where integrated graphics (graphics built into the motherboard chipset) is available to operate simultaneously with add-in or external graphics. In the past this use case was not supported by Intel, but now Hybrid Multi-monitor is supported with Intel’s Graphics Drivers, starting with the latest Intel chipsets incorporating integrated graphics. This feature enables concurrent function of Intel’s integrated Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) along with a discrete GPU solution, allowing for operability of greater than two independently-driven displays. With the availability of these additional display options, innovative embedded usage models may be employed, while creating the possibility of a more immersive and efficient system design. This paper will focus on describing embedded usage models supported by this feature, modes of display operation, Hybrid Multi-monitor enablement, operating system (O/S) considerations, functionality and limitations, and provide a power analysis for this scenario.
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