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Frequently Asked Questions for Collage Display Mode


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What is Collage Display?

Collage Display is a feature that enables you to share one image across multiple independent displays, regardless of the panel or monitor type. The number of supported displays depends on the capabilities of your computer or motherboard.

  • The minimum number of displays required to use Collage Display is two.
  • The maximum number of displays for Collage Display, without an external splitter, is three.
  • Using an external DisplayPort* splitter, the maximum number of displays is four.

Check with your computer or motherboard manufacturer for more information.

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This document provides more information about the Collage Display feature.

File name: Intel_Collage_Display_Feature_Rev1.pdf
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Date: December 2013
Revision: 1.1

Note: PDF files require Adobe Acrobat Reader*

Which Intel® Processors, Graphics, and Chipsets support Collage Display?

The following Intel® products support Collage Display.

Intel® Processors:

  • Intel® Iris® Pro Graphics 5200
  • Intel® Iris® Graphics 5100
  • Intel® HD Graphics 5000/4600/4400/4200
  • Intel® HD Graphics 4000/2500
  • Intel® Pentium® Processor G3000 Series for Desktop
  • Intel® Pentium® Processor 3000 Series for Mobile
  • Intel® Celeron® Processor 2000 Series for Mobile

Intel® Chipsets:

  • Intel® 7 Series Chipsets
  • Intel® 8 Series Chipsets
What operating systems support Collage Display?

Collage Display supports 32-bit and 64-bit versions of the below operating systems:

  • Windows 7*
  • Windows 8*
  • Windows 8.1*
Does my computer support Collage Display?

Verify your computer has an Intel® Processor, Graphics, and Chipset that supports Collage Display. Make it's connected to a minimum of two displays. Next, open the Intel® Graphics Control Panel, and follow the steps below. You can also see other methods for how to open the Intel® graphics properties window.

  1. Press Ctrl Alt F12 to open the Intel Graphics Control Panel.
  2. Select Display.
  3. Click the drop-down menu and select Multiple Displays.

If Collage shows as a display mode option, then your computer supports Collage Display.
display mode option

Does Collage Display support Blu-ray* Disc playback?

Blu-ray Disc playback is not possible, as one image is shared across displays.

How do Collage Display Mode and 4K x 2K display mode differ?

Collage Display mode across multiple displays supports higher resolutions. Achieve 4K x 2K display mode resolution by applying 2K x 2K resolutions on two displays. 4K x 2K resolution is one of the display resolutions in Collage Display modes.

How is the performance for video/game playback with Collage Display?

Performance for video/game playback in Collage Display mode varies in accordance with the computer workload.

Are single or multiple audio streams possible with Collage Display?

Only one audio stream is possible across all monitors in Collage Display.

Are there any limitations when using Collage Display?

3rd Generation Intel® Core™ Processors, Intel® Pentium® Processor 3000/G3000 Series, and Intel® Celeron® Processor 2000 Series don't support 4K x 2K display mode.

What is minimum resolution supported if you enable Collage Display?

Minimum resolution supported in Collage Display is in accordance with two parameters:

  1. Resolution supported by operating system (OS)

    For Windows 7*, minimum OS resolution could be 800x600, so minimum Collage Display resolution = 800x600xNumber of displays participating in Collage Display Mode.
    Example: 1600x600 and 800x1200 in case of 2 displays and 2400x600 & 800x1800 in case of 3 displays.

    For Windows 8.1*/Windows® 10, minimum OS resolution could be 1024x768, so minimum Collage Display resolution = 1024x768xNumber of displays participating in Collage Display Mode.
    Example: 2048x768 and 1024x1536 in case of 2 displays and 3072x768 & 1024x2304 in case of 3 displays.

  2. Native resolution of display panel
    If the native resolution of a panel is less than the minimum resolution supported by the OS, we cannot apply Collage Display with the display panels.

Enablement/disablement

How do I enable Collage Display?
  1. Make sure your computer is connected to a minimum of two displays.
  2. Press Ctrl Alt F12 to open the Intel Graphics Control Panel.
  3. Click Display drop-down menu at the top of the screen, and select Multiple Displays.
    Display drop-down menu
  4. Click the drop-down menu and select Multiple Displays.
    1. Select Collage. Under Enable Collage, select On. Click Apply.
      Enable Collage
  5. Select the Active Displays using the drop-down menus.
  6. Under Arrange Displays, choose the desired display mode.

    If Horizontal is selected, one image is stretched from left to right across two or three displays.
    Horizontal is selected

    If Vertical is selected, one image is stretched from top to bottom across two or three displays.
    Vertical is selected

  7. Click Apply.
  8. Select the Display drop down menu, and click the Resolution drop down arrow. Select the desired resolution.
  9. Click Apply.
How do I disable Collage Display?
  1. Press Ctrl Alt F12 to open the Intel® Graphics Control Panel.
  2. Select Display.
  3. Click the drop-down menu and select Multiple Displays.
    Select Collage, under Enable Collage, select Off. Click Apply.
    select Off
What digital or analog ports can I use to enable Collage Display?

To enable Collage Display, you can connect VGA, DisplayPort*, DVI, HDMI, and embedded DisplayPort in any combination of two or three displays.

To enable Collage Display on four displays, you can connect two external DisplayPort splitters with four DisplayPort panels, with a native resolution up to 1920 x 1200.

Does Collage Display support more than three displays?

Yes, it supports up to four displays. You need third-party DisplayPort* splitters.

What HW or SW is needed to enable Collage Display across four displays?

Only the following hardware is required:

  • Four DisplayPort* displays that support up to 1920 x 1200 native resolution.
  • A computer with two DisplayPort ports.
  • Two DisplayPort splitters. One splitter connects the computer DisplayPort port to two DisplayPort displays.
    DisplayPort splitter

Viewing modes

Is touch screen supported with Collage Display?Touch screen is not supported.
What does the Collage Display Horizontal Mode look like?

One image is shared across multiple monitors from left to right. The Windows* taskbar starts on the first monitor and ends on the last monitor.

Collage Display Horizontal Mode

What does the Collage Display Vertical Mode look like?

One image is shared across multiple monitors from top to bottom. Windows* taskbar remains on the first monitor only.

Collage Display vertical Mode

What does Collage Display look like with an external DisplayPort* splitter and four displays?

The images show one image shared across four displays, using external DisplayPort splitters and four 1920 x 1200 native resolution panels. Maximum resolutions of 7680 x 1200 and 3840 x 2400, are possible with four displays.

Horizontal collage with external DisplayPort splitter:

Horizontal collage with external DisplayPort splitter

Vertical collage with external DisplayPort splitter:

Vertical collage with external DisplayPort splitter

What is a bezel and when would I change bezel correction settings in Collage Display?

A bezel is the outside frame area around the monitor glass. When two or more displays are connected to share one image, then uniformity of image across different monitors gets disrupted. In order to provide a continuous image, the user can change the bezel correction settings using these steps:

  1. Verify Collage Display mode is enabled. See How do I enable Collage Display?
  2. Keep or reopen the Intel Graphics Control Panel and open the Display settings.
  3. Under Bezel Correction, select On.
  4. Drag the circular patterns or press the arrow keys until it looks like a complete circle. Alternatively, bezel values can be directly entered in the text boxes.
complete circle
 
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