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Appeared on: Thursday, July 14, 2005
Matrox Announces PCI Express Graphics Card

Canadian Matrox Graphics Inc. announced Millennium G550 PCIe, a PCI Express x1 graphics card.

The card is based on Matrox G550 technology and has DualHead support for using 2 digital or analog monitors at a time. This announcement follows other recent Matrox releases for PCI Express, including Matrox QID LP PCIe, Millennium P650 PCIe 128, and Millennium P650 LP PCIe 64.

Compared to latest graphics cards, the G550 is not expected to offer the best 3D graphics performance. However, with dual DVI outputs, it could be an interesting solution for those looking to add a couple of extra displays.



"This product offers unprecedented flexibility for a variety of mission-critical systems, including servers and industrial computers with no available PCI Express x16 slots," says Sam Recine, Product Manager, Matrox Graphics. "With products for AGP, PCI, and PCIe, Millennium G-series is now the most universal and proven graphics card product line available."

In addition to having Matrox display drivers for Windows, Millennium G550 PCIe offers open-source display drivers for Linux and other Unix-like operating systems.

Pricing and availability
The Matrox Millennium G550 PCIe graphics card will be available in August 2005 at a list price of $139 (USD). This product will be available from authorized resellers worldwide or, in North America and Europe, directly from Matrox at http://www.matrox.com/.


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