Matrox announces world's first PCI Express x1 graphics card

Montreal, Canada, July 13, 2005 -- Matrox Graphics Inc., the leading manufacturer of graphics solutions for professionals, announces Millennium G550 PCIe, the world's first PCI Express x1 graphics card. The x1 design allows this card to be compatible with any compliant PCI Express slot. The card is based on Matrox G550 technology and has DualHead(R) support for using 2 digital or analog monitors at a time. This announcement follows other recent Matrox releases for PCI Express, including Matrox QID LP PCIe, Millennium P650 PCIe 128, and Millennium P650 LP PCIe 64.

"This product offers unprecedented flexibility for a variety of mission-critical systems, including servers and industrial computers with no available PCI Express x16 slots," says Sam Recine, Product Manager, Matrox Graphics. "With products for AGP, PCI, and PCIe, Millennium G-series is now the most universal and proven graphics card product line available."

In addition to having Matrox display drivers for Windows, Millennium G550 PCIe will be the world's first PCI Express graphics card with open-source display drivers for Linux and other Unix-like operating systems. For more information on this and other Matrox products, see:
http://www.matrox.com/mga/workstation/3dws/products/home.cfm.

Pricing and availability -- The Matrox Millennium G550 PCIe graphics card will be available in August 2005 at a list price of $139 (USD). This product will be available from authorized resellers worldwide or, in North America and Europe, directly from Matrox at http://shopmatrox.com. For more information, call Matrox Sales at 1-800-361-1408 (North America) or e-mail technicalsales@matrox.com.

About Matrox Graphics Inc. -- Matrox Graphics Inc. is the leading manufacturer of graphics solutions for professionals and has been delivering high-quality, innovative 2D/3D and video graphics accelerators for more than a quarter century. Creator of the multi-display phenomenon, Matrox combines its proven graphics chip designs, reliable software development and dependable card manufacturing expertise to produce products that are reputed worldwide for their superior image quality, practical ingenuity and unwavering stability. Matrox Graphics designs and supports graphics solutions optimized for utility, empowering professionals to see more and do more. A privately held company headquartered in Montreal, Canada, Matrox has international offices in the United States, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Germany, Italy and Hong Kong. For more information, see www.matrox.com/graphics.

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