High Res Now Available To Intel GMA Customers Using Matrox Multi-Monitor Solutions

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If you own a Matrox DualHead2Go  and TripleHead2Go Graphics eXpansion module, there's some good news to be heard today. Matrox, a long-standing member of the graphics card industry, has just announced enhanced resolution compatibility for the cards mentioned above when using Intel HD GMA chipsets. Maximum DualHead2Go resolutions have increased from 2x1280x1024 to support 2x1920x1080, and supported TripleHead2Go resolutions have expanded from 3x800x600 to 3x1280x1024 (standard) or 3x1360x768 (widescreen).

Previously, this enlarged display real estate was previously only available to Matrox DualHead2Go and TripleHead2Go customers using graphics solutions from other manufacturers, but now even Intel's (relatively weak) solution is invited in. This obviously enables a lot more users to engage in multi-display computing, with Ron Berty, Business Development Manager, Matrox Graphics, stating the following: "This close collaboration between Matrox and Intel ensures that we are providing the best multi-display platform possible for both the Intel 4 Series Chipset with graphics and the new Core 2010 processors with Intel HD Graphics built in. Whether you are deploying enterprise-wide triple-monitor desktop installations, or are a notebook user seeking dual-monitor workstation-like performance, the newest Intel graphics drivers guarantee an unprecedented level of stability and resolution support across Matrox GXM-enabled displays."


Higher Resolutions Now Available for Intel Graphics Customers using Matrox DualHead2Go and TripleHead2Go
Intel® HD Graphics and Intel® 4 Series Express Chipset Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) drivers now optimized for Matrox DualHead2Go and TripleHead2Go Digital and DisplayPort Editions

Montreal, Canada, July 15, 2010—Matrox Graphics Inc., the leading manufacturer of specialized graphics solutions, today announced enhanced resolution compatibility for Matrox DualHead2Go and TripleHead2Go Graphics eXpansion Modules (GXMs) when using Intel® HD Graphics and Intel® 4 Series Express Chipset with Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator. Maximum DualHead2Go resolutions have increased from 2x1280x1024 to support 2x1920x1080, and supported TripleHead2Go resolutions have expanded from 3x800x600 to 3x1280x1024 (standard) or 3x1360x768 (widescreen). This enlarged display real estate was previously only available to Matrox DualHead2Go and TripleHead2Go customers using graphics solutions from other manufacturers. Now Intel mobile and desktop graphics customers can benefit from higher resolution multi-display support via Matrox DualHead2Go and TripleHead2Go Digital or DisplayPort Editions.

"Intel® HD Graphics provides everyday visual computing to millions of PC users, whether they are watching HD movies, playing 3D games, or videoconferencing at the office," said Steve Santamaria, Director of Visual Computing Developer Relations, Intel Corporation. "We are happy to be working with Matrox to enable their DualHead2Go and TripleHead2Go products to enhance the visual experience of our common customers."

"This close collaboration between Matrox and Intel ensures that we are providing the best multi-display platform possible for both the Intel 4 Series Chipset with graphics and the new Core 2010 processors with Intel HD Graphics built in," comments Ron Berty, Business Development Manager, Matrox Graphics Inc. "Whether you are deploying enterprise-wide triple-monitor desktop installations, or are a notebook user seeking dual-monitor workstation-like performance, the newest Intel graphics drivers guarantee an unprecedented level of stability and resolution support across Matrox GXM-enabled displays."

Matrox Graphics eXpansion Modules are multi-display upgrades that are easy to set up for notebooks, desktop computers, and workstations. The DualHead2Go and TripleHead2Go modules work in conjunction with your system's existing GPU and enable the addition of two or three displays. These external solutions are perfect for platforms previously limited to a single display, such as systems with integrated graphics, systems with no available expansion slots, or systems that are already closed and validated.

For more information on Intel HD Graphics compatibility and supported resolutions with Matrox GXMs, visit GXM System Compatibility.
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Matrox Graphics is a leading manufacturer of graphics solutions for professional markets. In-house design expertise, top-to-bottom manufacturing, and dedicated customer support make our solutions the premier choice in industries that require stable, high-reliability products. Matrox is a privately held company headquartered in Montreal, Canada. 

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3vi1 replied on Fri, Jul 16 2010 6:59 PM

I am constantly amazed at Matrox's ability to stay in business while only selling products that no one should want at prices that no one should pay.

All I can figure is that there must be a lot of enterprise IT guys out there who don't know how to install a video card.

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Joel H replied on Fri, Jul 16 2010 10:20 PM

3vi1,

Same. My first thought at the link was: "Aren't they dead?"

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acarzt replied on Sat, Jul 17 2010 1:40 AM

lol when I first glanced at it I thought I read Maxtor... and I was thinking... man... I thought they went out of business... and when did they get into the graphics business? lol

But yea... I would assume the are still in business because of the small market segment that they accomodate.

How many people really have a need for these products? And how much competition could they possibly have?

I think the government still uses these type of things. Most people would rather just shove an other graphics card in their computer.

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3vi1 replied on Sat, Jul 17 2010 12:29 PM

Joking aside, I think the reason they get sales is this: The preference toward standards and procedures, over competent employee hiring practices, in corporations.

Big companies lease all their PCs, and don't like to support special hardware configurations. They put these units on a PC, and if that PC fries they can quickly replace it with another off-the-shelf unit and push the software back to it with pre-built packages.

A dual GPU PC would outperform these things, and actually be cheaper, but management rather pay more up-front for a less capable solution and outsource all of their IT support. :\

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acarzt replied on Mon, Jul 19 2010 5:18 AM

That's because the dummies people put in charge of their IT department... CTO's and such... have no background in IT and don't know what the hell they are doing.

I see it all the time, and it's highly frustrating. You've got people telling you what to do, and they don't even understand what they are asking you to do. And then when you try to explain to them how it is not possible to install any software in a system you don't have admin rights on(without hacking it and giving yourself admin rights... thanks NT boot disk) And I don't know about you but I don't particularly want to hack a gov't PC and get chewed out but some guy drunk with power and waiting for a chance to yell at someone.. anyone.... /rant

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