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Matrox Graphics Unveils Triple and Quad Monitor DisplayPort M-Series Graphics Cards

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  1. btarunr

    btarunr Editor & Senior Moderator Staff Member

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    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 of flexibility to today's DisplayPort users," says Samuel Recine, Director of Business Development, Matrox Graphics. "Not only can users choose any combination of pivoted, independent, or stretched displays, but also have the opportunity to combine two M9148 cards in a single system to drive up to eight DisplayPort or DVI monitors."

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    The Matrox M9138 and Matrox M9148 are low-profile graphics cards that make it easy to integrate into a wide variety of systems cards, and both offer optimal support for Windows Vista Aero (WDDM mode).

    Matrox M9138 and M9148 Key Features
    • Native PCIe x16 performance
    • 1 GB of memory
    • Drive three (M9138) or four (M9148) DisplayPort monitors at 2560x1600 per display
    • Insert two M-Series cards into the same system to drive even more monitors
    • Configure and manage program windows on multiple monitors with Matrox PowerDesk software
    • Fanless design eliminates noise and increases product reliability

    Availability and Pricing

    The Matrox M9138 and M9148 graphics cards will be available in Q2/2009.
    • M9138 PCIe x16 $395.00 USD
    • M9148 PCIe x16 $629.00 USD

    For more information on the Matrox M-Series, please visit this page.
     
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    It's good to see a company just down the road from me coming out with inavitive products.

    More DisplayPort monitors needed now.
     
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    SILLY to use PCIe x16 slot. These are clearly 2D DESKTOP GPUs and not 3D GPUs. An x4 version would be compatible with many more industrials, workstations, servers and enthusiast machines for multi-screen setups.
     
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    Why buy the 4 monitors one and not 2 3 monitor ones ????
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    I thought we add fans to increase reliability ... :ohwell:
     
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    gimmie uses for these apart from one central machine and a few terminals
     
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    fans die, get clogged, make noise, and/or can be defective. that's waaay lower reliability than a silent and solid chunk of aluminum :laugh:
     
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    Because the 4 monitor card is much cheaper than 2x 3 monitor card. And MOST professional users (see trading rooms in banks) have a 4 or 6 monitor set up. So if you have a 4 monitor set up, the 4 card is perfect for your need and much cheaper than buying 2 cards. Also, many workstation machines dont have multiple x16 slots. So they need to make that configuration work.

    If you need a 6 monitor setup, then the 2x 3 monitor fits.

    TBH, I think they should have made these PCIe x4 cards. That would allow them to be installed in many more combinations. x16 isnt needed for 2D desktop use, right? :pimp:
     
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    They're certainly not for servers, as for workstations I agree. Though Matrox already offers x4/x8 cards, so it's not like they don't agree either :)
     
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    I remember when those old Millenium card kicked ass. There more interested in the commercial business market than gamers alone.
     
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    Would help, though I don't know by how much. Can already get an nVidia NVS 420 for quad DVI or DP, for no more than $450. And they have x16 and x1 models.

    I remember that day... when the Parhelia epically failed to live up to the hype (late 2002?). Still wanted one for my video editor at the time, but as a gamer, Matrox was dead.
     
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    yeah that was back in mid-late 2002. i considered it when my Creative GeForce2 Ultra died on me halfway through the RTCW SP but my trusty old Matrox G400 was laying around and it allowed myself to finish the game while i did my research before going with a GeForce4.

    technically the Parhelia wasn't a total loss for Matrox but for those whom gamed it wasn't the way to go. Still have every Matrox card up to the G450 in my household for memory sake. Have at times thought about seeing if one could get the G200 to work with more than just an 8MB addon SO-DIMM :p.

    - Robert (PmR)DeathInJune
     

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