So I finally received my beautiful Dell U3014 with DisplayPort 1.2 input! :big smile:
When I placed the order last week, I chatted with the agent and asked if the included cable is DP 1.2 (you never know, because by default DP 1.2 is disabled on the monitor). The agent confirmed that it was, indeed, DP 1.2; furthermore, a Mini DP to DP cable was included, so it was perfect for the Surface!
I proceeded with the setup by shifting my U3011 to the left and placing the U3014 directly in front of me as my primary monitor. I daisy-chained the U3011 to the U3014 and by default the U3011 was duplicating the U3014. So I now turned to the manual for the DP 1.2 daisy-chaining setup instructions and I found this note:
After following the instructions, sadly the daisy-chaining didn't work; my U3011 was never recognized and it remained just duplicating the video of my U3014. :cry:Quote:
NOTE: U3014 support the DP MST feature. To make use of this feature, your PC Graphics Card must be certified to DP1.2 with MST option.
I did lots of research over the weekend, but nothing was promising. So this morning I got online with Intel and they confirmed that the HD Graphics 4000 is DisplayPort 1.1. Thus, we are definitely out of luck with this version of the Surface to be able to use DP 1.2 with daisy-chaining capabilities. :cry:
Here's a pic of the two monitors:
Well that is a bummer. How come nobody could get Intel to say that initially? I thought this had been asked and asked of both MS and Intel now all of a sudden it is a simple "Sorry the HD4000 is 1.1?" Strange and disappointing. Why is Intel integrating pre-2009 specs into their chips and then at the same time trying to push an up-spec Thunderbolt? Stranger and stranger.
Unbelievable, isn't it? Totally baffling as to why a graphics card of today would not support DP 1.2.
Anyway, the only thing I can think of is that maybe GPUs are still a new area for them, so this is the result. On the other had, I did find a post from a guy who was able to successfully daisy-chain exactly like my setup, but he had the AMD (ATI) card, so there you have it.
It took a bit of effort, too, because the Answer Tech was trying to tell me that daisy-chaining is done only via USB. Pathetic.
I had to send her the link to the DisplayPort.org website. At that point, I told her to immediately escalate this up to the Care team, since they were the ones who told me that DP 1.2 was supported. I copied-and-pasted the contents of that previous support email and then she escalated it.
So let's see what they have to say; they should be getting back to me by the end of the week.
Let's hope Intel misspoke and there is a simple setting tweak or additional driver update they can issue that will allow proper daisy chaining.
yep I hope so too.