Matrox Announces World’s First Single-Slot Octal Graphics Card

Matrox Announces World’s First Single-Slot Octal Graphics Card

Matrox Announces World’s First Single-Slot PCIe x16 Octal Graphics Card for Mission-Critical Environments

Matrox M9188 supports up to eight DisplayPort or DVI Single-Link outputs and can be combined with a second M9188 to drive up to 16 displays, all from a single workstation

Montreal, Canada, November 10, 2009 - Matrox Graphics, the leading manufacturer of specialized graphics solutions, today announced the launch of the Matrox M9188 PCIe x16 Octal graphics card, capable of supporting eight DisplayPort or DVI Single-Link outputs from a single workstation. The Matrox M9188 PCIe x16 offers 2GB of memory, resolutions up to 2560x1600 per output, and advanced desktop management features—such as independent or stretched desktop modes—to drive energy, transportation, process control, financial trading, and other mission-critical environments with exceptional performance.

“The M9188 is designed specifically for professional monitoring environments that require visualization of large amounts of data at once to enhance mission-critical decision making," says Ron Berty, Business Development Manager, Matrox Graphics. "The expansive multi-monitor configuration allows system operators to accurately manage energy grids or train dispatch applications, while ensuring maximum performance across all displays.”

The Matrox M9188 offers robust support for Microsoft Windows XP, as well as for Linux, which is critical for energy and transportation applications that commonly use display configurations of more than eight monitors.

Matrox also announced a second addition to the M-Series product line with the Matrox M9128 LP PCIe x16, DualHead DisplayPort graphics card. This dual-monitor add-in board is the economical choice to drive business, industrial, and government applications across two displays at resolutions up to 2560x1600.


Matrox M9128 and M9188 Key Features

  • Native PCIe x16 performance
  • Single-slot graphics cards
  • 1 GB (M9128) and 2 GB (M9188) of memory
  • Drive two (M9128) or eight (M9188) DisplayPort monitors at 2560x1600 per display or DVI Single-Link monitors at 1920x1200 per display
  • Can be combined with other M-Series products (multi-card support)
  • Support for stretched or independent desktop modes across all monitors
  • Easy deployment and wide enterprise flexibility with unified driver package
  • Support for Microsoft Windows 7 (32/64bit), Windows Vista (32/64bit), Windows XP (32/64bit), Windows Server 2003/2008 (32/64 bit) and Linux

Matrox M9128 and M9188 Availability and Pricing
The Matrox M9128 and M9188 graphics cards will be available in Q4/2009.

  • Matrox M9128 LP PCIe x16
    Part number: M9128-E1024LAF
    $259.00 USD
     
  • Matrox M9188 PCIe x16  
    Part number: M9188-E2048F
    $1995.00 USD
 
Geek Nirvana exists...

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That is one crazy looking card!

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Yep... seriously.

Kind of a niche-product though, and the prices are horrible. It's easy to see why Matrox's market share has dropped to near zero. I can't believe the M9128 could be a competitive option for any practical purpose.

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3vi1:
Kind of a niche-product though, and the prices are horrible. It's easy to see why Matrox's market share has dropped to near zero.

I could see this being used buy those crazy stock traders. Other than that I think ATI's 6 head card will be much more practical when it hits the shelves. Plus you can game one it.

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Their market share diminished when they left the Game Card market. In their day they had some bad ass cards for sale. I still have a Matrox Millennium card on the shelf here. (probably never will use it)

I'd be happy gaming with three screens though.

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Eight monitors is awesome, but can I run Crysis on this?!

Jk, yeah I do remember when Matrox used to be a big name in gaming. Those were the days of Nvidia Riva TNT and Voodoo 3! Now those cards will struggle running inkball on my laptop.

But does anyone think this card is poinless with the EyeFinity technology out? A $380 card can do six monitors, which this $2000 one does eight.

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gibbersome:
But does anyone think this card is poinless with the EyeFinity technology out? A $380 card can do six monitors, which this $2000 one does eight.
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It will sell though. The business market. If there is a cubical farm full of these cards they may make there money back in power savings over the ATI cards.

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Eight displays is sexy.  Eat your heat out ATi Eyefinity!

Small market for this, but it's nice to see a little Matrox action still going on.

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