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Matrox Introduces SMD-2 for Large-Scale High-Density IP Video Decoding

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So, what's the point of this solution (which likely costs thousands) for a 16-monitor setup, when Eyefinity can support up to 12 for around 300 bucks? (seriously asking)
 
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So, what's the point of this solution (which likely costs thousands) for a 16-monitor setup, when Eyefinity can support up to 12 for around 300 bucks? (seriously asking)
This is 16x 1080 resolution, and obviously 4 monitors more than 12 :)

EDIT, misread the resolution. So yeah, that sucks besides the 4 extra monitors :/
 
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I'm going to take a guess and say that Matrox cards have better 2D performance and support, which are mainly used for large corporations and businesses. but then again, so do Firepro and Quadro cards... so I guess that's why nobody serious in graphic work uses Matrox. oh well.
the only that has going for Matrox is to support more monitors than the competition., which isn't really that difficult if AMD/Nvidia really wanted to, but the market share of Matrox cards are nearly non-existent for AMD or Nvidia to care.
 
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I think the big deal is this:

"designed to decode – in parallel – large numbers of network video streams in different resolutions and formats"

Also, it will do 16*1080 if you put enough "boards" in it.

Probably it's more flexible and versatile than AMD's eyefinity or Nvidia's mosaic.