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Matrox unveils PCI-E Millennium

Upgraded P650 to ship in two months' time

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Matrox will ship its latest PCI Express pro graphics card, the Millennium P650 PCIe 128 next April, the company said this week.

Pitched at content creators, the card provides a pair of 10-bit, 400MHz RAMDACs feeding twin DVI ports and dual RGB outputs. With 128MB of RAM on board, the card can drive two screens at resolutions of up to 1920 x 1440, Matrox said, or 1920 x 1220 for digital flat panels.

The card uses the company's DualHead system to spread a single image across multiple monitors, and to display a zoomed portion of the image on the first screen on the second monitor. A single image can be mirrored on both displays, or the second screen used as a DVD display, while the first operates as a regular PC monitor.

The P650 PCIe 128 also features advanced image quality and video settings, including Matrox's UltraSharp Display Output technology, independent gamma correction support for both displays and adjustable proc-amp controls for hue, saturation, contrast and brightness.

The card is set to ship in April for $249/£139 excluding VAT. It will ship with Matrox's PowerDesk-HF utility software suite, which the company describes as "an intuitive and feature rich interface for adjusting board-level and multi-display parameters". Drivers for Windows XP and Windows 2000 are included too, with OpenGL and DirectX support. ®

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