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What is Daisy Chaining in the Display Port?

Updated: May 8

Daisy Chaining in the Display Port

Multi-stream technology – the ultimate capacity to feed independent video displays from a single desktop output – is becoming more popular among consumers looking for the finest visual experience with DisplayPort 1.2 capable products. Due to the increasing number of DisplayPort 1.2-enabled PCs hitting the market, it is expected that multi-stream-enabled display equipment, such as monitor hubs and daisy-chainable displays, would become more commonly available.

The daisy-chaining method involves connecting all the devices that can serially request an interrupt. This configuration is governed by the priority of the devices. The device with the highest priority is placed first followed by the second-highest priority device and so on.

How to connect two monitors from one DP port?

Verify that the video or graphics card (GPU) on your PC supports DisplayPort 1.2 MST.

Connect your PC to the DisplayPort In connection on the first monitor.

Connect DisplayPort Out connection on the first monitor to DisplayPort In connection on the second monitor.

To the daisy chain, more than two monitors, follow a similar sequence:

  • The first monitor connects to the second, the second monitor connects to the third, and so on.

  • Using the On-Screen Display (OSD) menu, Enable DisplayPort 1.2 on your monitor.

  • Ensure that the last monitor in the chain has DisplayPort 1.2 mode Disabled.

Holoware Workstation has been designed with the latest DisplayPort 1.2 featuring the daisy chain method.

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