Matrox Graphics Inc. has released the first two graphics cards in the Matrox C-Series.
Engineered for stability, reliability and advanced multi-display capabilities, the Matrox C420 quad-output and the Matrox C680 six-output PCI Express graphics cards featuring 2GB of on-board memory and mini DisplayPort connectivity deliver excellent performance for control room, digital signage, enterprise, industrial, security, AV, and embedded system applications.
The low-profile Matrox C420 quad card features passive cooling for increased reliability and silent operation, while its low power consumption makes it a perfect fit for small form factor and embedded systems.
The single-slot Matrox C680 supports up to six displays or projectors, and its compatibility with the latest Ultra-HD and 4K panels makes it a versatile solution for multi-screen workstation setups. More displays can be supported by inserting two C680 cards into a system. The board-to-board framelock feature ensures synchronisation of all displays to reduce tearing on digital signage and video walls.
Both new video cards work with the robust Matrox PowerDesk desktop management software for Windows that lets users easily configure and manage multi-display setups. PowerDesk gives professionals a comprehensive set of tools to control a variety of display configurations including stretched or independent desktops, clone mode, pivot, bezel management, and edge overlap. Matrox’s advanced desktop management features also let users determine where and how program windows are displayed on the desktop, enhancing multi-display experiences.
According to Caroline Injoyan, business development manager, Matrox, the new C-Series expands their line of multi-display graphics cards to offer customers higher performance, higher display density solutions. She adds that their professional users will continue to be supported with premium technical assistance, long product lifecycles and easy-to-use PowerDesk desktop management software.
Key features of Matrox C-Series graphics cards include AMD GPUs featuring DirectX 11.2, OpenGL 4.4 and OpenCL 1.2 compliance; secure mini DisplayPort connectors preventing loose cabling; low-profile Matrox C420 supporting up to four displays with a maximum resolution of 2560 x 1600; Matrox C680 supporting up to six displays with a maximum resolution of 4096 x 2160; supplied bundled with Matrox PowerDesk for Windows; and compatibility with Microsoft Windows 7, 8.1 and Linux operating systems.
Matrox C-Series graphics cards will be available in Q4 2014.