Matrox Graphics is a fairly senior graphics card manufacturer that dates back to 1978 – a few years before ATI (later acquired by AMD) and 15 years earlier than Nvidia. Although Matrox Graphics stopped developing its own GPU at the beginning of this century, it still exists as a professional graphics card manufacturer. Recently, for example, the company released a D-Series professional multi-screen graphics solution featuring Nvidia’s Quadro GPU.
(Image via AnandTech)
Since 2014, Matrox Graphics has been using AMD’s GPU technology. Earlier this month, however, the company signed a similar agreement with Nvidia and this week released the first professional graphics cards based on Nvidia GPUs.
The Matrox D-Series multi-screen graphics product line is based on Nvidia Quadro embedded GPU. Complemented by 4 GB GDDR5 memory, and four outputs (4 x DP 1.4 or 4 x HDMI 2.0).
In the case of the D1450 model, it supports displays with a maximum resolution of 4096 x 2160 to 60Hz, while the D1480 supports a 5120 x 3200 x 60Hz display. The graphics card consumes 47 W and can be powered only through the PCIe X16 slot.
For video wall applications used in aerospace, military, professional audio and video, digital signage, security, and industry, the 16-way output of the Matrox D-Series professional graphics card can be combined into a single system with multiple integration
In addition, with the QuadHead2Go multi-display controller extension, up to 64 Full HD displays can be driven on a single PC. Or pair the D-Series Professional Graphics Matrox Mura IPX acquisition/codec board to meet a specific application.
The exact GPU model used in the D-Series Professional Graphics card is not disclosed, claiming only that it uses the latest architecture (Pascal or Turing) customed by Nvidia and is compatible with DX12, OpenCL 1.2 and OpenGL 4.5.
Finally, the Matrox Graphics D1450 and D1480 Professional Multiscreen Graphics cards are expected to be available in Q2 2020 at an uncertain price.