The players in the graphics card market have changed a lot since the 1990s where Matrox was one of the really big ones. And while Matrox isn’t among the high-end gaming consumer cards anymore, they’re still around and have recently released the new C420 and C680 graphics cards that both feature AMD GPUs.
Matrox has moved into the 2D graphics area instead, with a focus on enterprise and industrial solutions for television studios, digital signage and other activities requiring large multi-display arrays like control rooms. The mentioned AMD GPU is the Cape Verde that powered the Radeon HD 7700 series and has support for the OpenCL 1.2, OpenGL 4.4, and DirectX 11.2 standards. The C-Series cards feature 2 GB of onboard memory and secure mini DisplayPort connectivity.
Matrox C680 supports up to six 4K/UHD displays and more displays can be supported by inserting two C680 cards into a system. The board-to-board frame-lock feature ensures synchronization of all displays to reduce tearing on digital signage and video walls.
Matrox C420 is the fastest quad card with passive cooling for increased reliability and silent operation. It comes as a low-profile card with the power to drive resolutions up to 2,5160 x 1,440 pixel on the 4 connections.
With a price of $760 for the C420 and $930 for the C680, these are probably not cards for the average user, but they are interesting products none-the-less.
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