Final Thoughts and Conclusion
The Club 3D Multi Stream Transport (MST) Hub is an incredibly handy tool available to add extra screens to increase productivity, increase your desktop real estate, and all without breaking the bank. Its sleek esthetics and ease of use make it a valuable tool for any arsenal.
One thing that we ran into while testing was compatibility issues with various graphics cards, all of which were Nvidia based. Eventually, we got it to work on an EVGA GTX 780 Ti Classified K|NGP|N, however, it refused to be stable while trying on several different EVGA GTX 760 SC cards. Due to this, I would recommend this to anyone with an AMD card, but take it with a grain of salt if your system is driven with any GTX cards from Nvidia.
Once the hub was working it was a delight to use. If you can get past the headaches with a Nvidia graphics card, or have an AMD card – this would be a good buy if you’re wanting to increase that pixel real estate.
Every connection in the chain of DisplayPort cables fits tightly in place and had no issues when disconnecting from the hub; although it did take a little effort to remove. Another thing that would have been nice would have been a longer cord on the side of the hub that plugs into the back of the graphics card, to allow for some better cable management when it came to long-term setups; however I bet they did this to allow for easier setups with mobile devices such as the Surface and other laptop / netbooks.
The Club 3D Multi Stream Transport (MST) Hub DisplayPort 1-3 is currently available from Amazon for $127.55.
• Sleek aesthetics
• Solid build quality
• Quality packaging
• Secure connectors
• Easy to use
• Improves productivity
• Maintains frames per second while gaming
• Nvidia compatibility issues
• Short cable
• Bulky power brick
• No DisplayPort to mini-DisplayPort adapter