Items tagged with Matrox

If you want a trip down PC gaming memory lane, look no further than this MSDN blog post from this DirectX Developer Blog. DirectX has been around in one form or another since 1996, which is starting to really make us feel old. Over those 2+ decades, Microsoft's DirectX team has tested hundreds of graphics cards as they have honed their API with subsequent generations. So, what did these engineers do with the old hardware once they finished testing? Did they just toss them in the trash? Did they send them on a slow boat to China to sit at an e-waste facility? Nope, they've been stored in boxes "in someone else's office" over the years, separated by the year they were released (and/or tested).... Read more...
Award yourself 500 geek points (can be traded in for geek cred) if you remember Matrox, one of several big players in the 1990s that also included NVIDIA, AMD, ATI (since absorbed by AMD), and 3DFX (since absorbed by NVIDIA). You don't see Matrox in the headlines too often these days, though the company is still around. It's still producing graphics cards too, including two recent entries -- the C420 and C680, both powered by AMD.The C420 is a low-profile, PCI-E x16 graphics card capable of driving up to four displays or projectors at up to 2560x1600 (each output). It's based on AMD's Cape Verde GPU architecture as found in the Radeon HD 7700 line and has 2GB of GDDR5 memory. Supported graphics... Read more...
Thunderbolts aren't reserved for the midnight sky and HTC's smartphone lineup anymore. Apple has turned Thunderbolt into somewhat of a household name already overnight, and while the newest iMac machines are hogging the spotlight this week, the Thunderbolt-equipped MacBook Pro machines that shipped earlier in the year are the star of this show. Matrox has made a name for themselves by popping out dual-card and tri-card solutions, and this new one is no different. The DualHead2Go DP and TripleHead2Go DP Multi-Monitor adapters are now compatible with Thunderbolt-enabled MacBook Pro machines, so your new notebook can gain even more functionality. Both of these are ready to accept a new firmware... Read more...
This isn't something for just any old, regular computer user, but if you're a "power user," you owe it to yourself to try your hand at using 16 displays at once. It's not easy to create your own in-house flight simulator, but you really can't do a stellar job without a serious amount of screen real estate. There's one company in particular that comes to mind when thinking about KVMs and screen spanning, and that's Matrox. The company has today released new software that provides multi-display desktop configurations, utilities, and enhanced Windows operating systems support on second generation Extio KVM extenders. In other words, it lets people combine multiple Extio F2208, F2408 and F2408E Expander... Read more...
In this latest episode of HotHardware's Two and a Half Geeks, Dave, Iyaz and Marco talk about the all new Matrox Parhelia 128MB AGP graphics accelerator, the Dell Inspiron 8200 powered by the hot new Pentium 4 M and GeForce 4 440Go, the Atek Super Mini Optical mouse, the Bitchin Fast 3D 2000 Pro exposed in the latest issue of MaximumPC and details of our contest where you could win a killer gaming system the rips Quake 3 to shreds! Show Notes: 00:42 - Matrox Parhelia 128MB AGP 02:34 - Mobile Gaming At Desktop Speeds 05:01 - Atek Super Mini Optical Mouse 06:31 - Bitchin' Fast 3D 2000 Exposed! 09:12 - HotHardware's Killer 3D Gaming Rig Spring Fling Sweepstakes!... Read more...
If there's one piece of technology that's under-appreciated these days...well, on second thought, that's opening a can of worms we aren't prepared to deal with. Let's just say that KVMs probably don't get the credit they deserve, but those that use 'em to flip between machines know just how precious they are. Matrox has been dealing with multi-machine setups for years now, and this week they've introduced the new Matrox Extio F2208 KVM extender, a remote graphics solution that separates the operator console (two displays plus five USB 2.0 ports for keyboard, mouse, and other HIDs) from the host system by up to 1 kilometer of fiber-optic cable. The dual-monitor Extio F2208 leverages its bus extension... Read more...
You know what they say? Mac users need multi-monitor attention as well! Matrox has been extending displays for years and years now, though the company has focused mostly on helping PC users. But now, they're introducing a new Mac-friendly  set of adapters, the DualHead2Go DP and TripleHead2Go DP. These Graphics eXpansion Modules (GXMs) are designed to benefit both Apple desktop and notebook users, with each coming with a Mini-DisplayPort to DisplayPort cable that allows Mac users to connect these external multi-monitor modules directly to the mini-DisplayPort output of their systems to swiftly drive multiple monitors or projectors. In addition, an upcoming firmware release will enable the... Read more...
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... Read more...
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... Read more...
Market analysis firm Jon Peddie Research has released its report on graphic processor sales in the third quarter. According to the data, the strong Q2 rebound was no one-time event; GPU sales continued to climb into Q3 and are expected to rise further in Q4. Intel, AMD, SiS, and VIA all saw their market share increase, with AMD leading the pack. Matrox was the sole exception; its share of the GPU market has dropped to 0.0 percent according to JPR.AMD picked up 1.4 percentage points of market share; Intel grew its share by 1.6 percentage points, and NVIDIA managed to lose 4.3 percent market share (down to 24.9 percent from 29.2 percent). Nevertheless, Team Green still shipped slightly more GPUs... Read more...
Matrox Graphics Unveils Triple and Quad Monitor DisplayPort M-Series Graphics Cards Montreal, Canada, June 23, 2009 - Matrox Graphics Inc., the leading manufacturer of specialized graphics solutions, today announced the availability of the Matrox M9138 and Matrox M9148 DisplayPort graphics cards. Expanding the M-Series product line, these new triple- and quad-monitor cards offer a remarkable 1 GB of memory, and with support for independent or stretched mode at resolutions up to 2560x1600 per output, users can drive business, industrial, and government applications on an exceptional multi-monitor platform."The first generation of Matrox DisplayPort graphics cards bring a tremendous amount... Read more...
Matrox Introduces PowerDesk for MacSoftware Features Enhanced Desktop Management Control Across Multiple Displays Montreal, Canada, December 22, 2008 -- Matrox Graphics Inc. today announced the availability of PowerDesk for Mac, a new desktop management software for Graphics eXpansion Modules (GXMs) used with Apple Mac systems. PowerDesk for Mac improves how—and where—windows are arranged, making it easier to use multiple applications on a Matrox DualHead2Go or TripleHead2Go multi-monitor set up. The PowerDesk software—which comes with an easy-to-use interface for setting supported GXM multi-display modes—offers time-saving features that eliminate the need to manually position applications on... Read more...
New Matrox DualHead2Go Digital Edition Now Shipping Montreal, Canada, May 23, 2007 — Matrox Graphics Inc., the leading manufacturer of graphics solutions for professionals, is pleased to announce that the new DualHead2Go Digital Edition is now shipping. Part of our Graphics eXpansion Modules (GXM) product line, this external multi-display upgrade device allows you to connect two digital monitors to your notebook or desktop for an impressive, productivity enhancing, dual-monitor set-up. “DualHead2Go Digital Edition supports a wide range of resolutions for users interested in using two DVI monitors," says Caroline Injoyan, business development manager, Matrox... Read more...
Matrox Graphics launches TripleHead2Go Digital Edition New multi-display upgrade supporting dual-link digital-in and triple digital-out Montreal, Canada, March 7th, 2007 - Matrox Graphics Inc., the leading manufacturer of graphics solutions for professionals, unveils the TripleHead2Go Digital Edition, the latest addition to the Matrox line of Graphics eXpansion Modules (GXM) featuring digital output support for a stretched desktop of up to 3840x1024 (triple 1280 x 1024)1 across three screens. The all-encompassing TripleHead2Go Digital Edition offers a truly digital-to-digital data path by connecting to the dual-link DVI output of a compatible notebook, desktop or workstation to three digital... Read more...
Matrox has some pretty swank technology in their offerings, when it comes multi-monitor output and spanning for applications across multiple screens.  Those of you that are WOW junkies might want to check this out but break out the drool bucket before you go here... Three Panel Spanning - World of Warcraft "This is especially beneficial in areas such as CAD, GIS, 3D simulation, computer-aided design, security monitoring and process control, DCC and animation.TripleHead2Go is the only solution on the market to enable Surround Gaming by expanding supported 3D games across three displays and providing a much wider field of view (FOV). Three screens offer a totally immersive Surround... Read more...
Good afternoon everyone. A few interesting press releases just landed in our in-box that we thought you'd like to see.  They are all graphics / video related, and come by way of Matrox (Yes, Matrox!), HIS, and ATI... Matrox DualHead2Go offers completely new way to add multi-display support Montreal, Canada, November 8, 2005 – Matrox Graphics, Inc., the leading manufacturer of graphics solutions for professionals, today unveiled the revolutionary new Matrox DualHead2Go, the world's first external upgrade capable of adding multiple monitor support to compatible laptop and integrated graphics-based desktop PCs that were previously limited to single screen output. DualHead2Go is a palm-sized... Read more...
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... Read more...
The Matrox Parhelia 128MB AGP Hands on testing of Matrox's High End Gaming Card By -Dave Altavilla June 25, 2002   When Matrox took the wraps off their next generation GPU, last month, HotHardware brought you a full showcase of the chip's features, new capabilities and estimated performance level.  Clearly Matrox is targeting the Gaming/Enthusiast market with this product and the competition could not be any more intense than at this moment in time.  Rivals, ATi and NVIDIA are both in full ramp with very successful product launches and drivers that have gone through several iterations of maturity.  The bar has been raised by NVIDIA with High Resolution Anti-Aliasing at great... Read more...
The Matrox Parhelia 512 Matrox Re-Enters The 3D Graphics Ring - Big, Bad and Pretty By -Dave Altavilla May 14, 2002   We know you've been waiting for this, haven't you?  Of course you have.  Since the launch of the Matrox G450, we don't know of any hard core PC Hardware Enthusiast that hasn't been waiting for Matrox to step back up to the plate, with a new high end 3D Gaming Graphics card.  It was then that Matrox Graphics made a conscious decision to step back from the ridiculously competitive 3D Graphics scene and watch as giants fell.  Perhaps their next generation 3D Gaming chip was not ready for prime time or perhaps they just didn't want to duke it out in the down... Read more...
  Matrox has been in the Graphics Card business since the invention of electricity. OK, so maybe that's a little overstated but when it comes to PC Graphics, Matrox is the "Grand Daddy". They have always been known for high end accelerators built with the Computer Professional in mind. CAD and other Desktop Graphics Applications were always their strong suit. As the 3D Accelerator Market came of age, Matrox was there with some of the first ever 3D Accelerated features in a 2D card. However, a new market of then "Start-Up" companies like 3dfx and NVIDIA entered the picture and soon leapfrogged Matrox with the nimble aggression that only a small focused group could bring.... Read more...
The Matrox Millennium G450 - 32MB Dual Head New Levels Of Integration for the Multimedia Fanatic and Corporate User By Dave "Davo" Altavilla 9/5/00 As technology moves on, new markets are exploding for Personal Computing.  The Business and Corporate Sector was the dawn of the information and computing age and it is still a very large portion of the over all market. Now, many of today's latest technologies in the PC space, are targeted towards the Personal User.  As of recently however, there has been a resurgence in products targeted towards the Business User and the Graphics Card Market is contributing its fair share. This is a look at a new product that falls into this category... Read more...
4/25/00   Matrox G450 - Smaller, Faster and Highly Integrated By Dave "Davo" Altavilla      Graphics Chipset vendors are coming out of the woodwork this week, as the WinHEC conference shifts into high gear.  Not a player to sit on the sidelines, Matrox has taken the wraps off their much rumored G450 chip, an enhanced die shrink version of the G400 with new features, a higher clock speed and faster DDR memory interface.  The G400 is currently built on a .25 micron process and the new G450 will be set forth in leading edge .18 micron technology, marking the Canada based manufacturer as one of the few to move to this die geometry.  With to lower power... Read more...
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