Max resolution of Intel Graphics Chipsets

Tomas Carnecky tom at
Mon Jun 30 16:26:10 PDT 2008

Erwin Rol wrote:
> Hello all,
> I am looking for a solution where I can connect two TFT's of 1440x900,
> and display different images on those TFT's.
> Most Intel chipsets support two independent outputs, but it seems that
> the internal framebuffer is the limiting factor here. I would need
> 2880x900 or 1440x1800 (the layout is not important). 
> For example, do I understand correct that for example the Intel 915
> chipset does support two outputs of 1440x900 (or even larger), but that
> the internal framebuffer only can be 2048x1536?
> I checked several Intel chipsets and they all seem to be "limited" to
> 2048x1536. Are there Intel chipsets that can do for example 2048x2048,
> so it can fit a 1440x1800 resolution?

$ xrandr
Screen 0: minimum 320 x 200, current 1920 x 1200, maximum 4096 x 1440

This is on a i965 chip. But I'm sure the vertical resolution could go 
much above the 1440. In any way, 2048x2048 is only the limitation of the 
3D engine, if you don't need OpenGL (compiz, games etc), the limit is 
much higher. And i965 has the 3D limit at 8192x8192, only older chips 
have the above mentioned 2048x2048.


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