- September 10, 2014
- Matrox Graphics Inc.
September 10, 2014 — Matrox Graphics announced C420 quad-output and C680 six-output PCI Express graphics cards for multi-display capabilities. Both cards feature 2GB of on-board memory and mini DisplayPort connectivity for control room, digital signage, enterprise, industrial, security, A/V, and embedded system applications. The low-profile Matrox C420 quad card features passive cooling for increased reliability and silent operation. Its low power consumption makes it a good fit for small-form-factor and embedded systems. The single-slot Matrox C680 supports up to six displays or projectors. Compatibility with the latest Ultra-HD and 4K panels makes C680 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 synchronization 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 advanced desktop management features also let users determine where and how program windows are displayed on the desktop—a productivity tool designed to enhance multi-display experiences. Matrox C-Series PCI Express x16 graphics cards are designed with AMD GPUs featuring DirectX 11.2, OpenGL 4.4 and OpenCL 1.2 compliance. Secure mini DisplayPort connectors prevent loose cabling. The low-profile Matrox C420 supports up to four displays with a maximum resolution of 2560 x 1600. Matrox C680 supports up to six displays with a maximum resolution of 4096 x 2160. Bundled with Matrox PowerDesk for Windows, Matrox C-Series is compatible with Microsoft Windows 7, 8.1 and Linux operating systems.