With the introduction of new devices with fewer ports, MST has become a beacon of hope for users looking to utilize multiple external monitors in their setups.  DisplayPort v1.2 (introduced in 2009) gives users the ability to utilize MST functionality which was developed by VESA. Being able to view multiple applications is crucial to work productivity and multitasking.  MST allows users to view multiple excel sheets, browser windows and emails through multiple external displays.

How MST works:


MST functionality can be used in two different ways: through an MST hub or Daisy-Chaining displays.


An MST hub configuration utilizes an external MST hub which is connected to a single DisplayPort v1.2

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