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Reliable, ultra-low power graphics solution with wide enterprise flexibility The low-profile Matrox Millennium P690 Plus LP PCIe x16 offers 256MB of graphics memory, full DualHead® support for two digital or analog monitors at high resolution and pristine image quality, and can be upgraded (via a Quad-HD15 cable) to drive four analog monitors. With ultra-low power consumption, fanless cooling, and unified display drivers for easy deployment across multiple systems, the P690 Plus LP PCIe x16 is suitable for a wide range of professional applications. This graphics card builds upon the reliability, stability, and features of the proven Millennium P-Series product line, making it an ideal choice for use in long-life environments.
• Card type: PCIe x16 (PCI Express x16) • Graphics memory: 256 MB DDR2 • Bracket connector: LFH60 • Card form factor: LP (Low-Profile) • Bracket form factor: ATX • EMC certifications: Class A - ACA, CE, CSA, FCC, VCCI • Maximum resolutions (per display): • Digital, 1-2 monitors: 1920 x 1200 • Analog, 1-2 monitor: 2048 x 1536 • Analog, 3-4 monitors: 1920 x 1200
Matrox DualHead® technology with support for two digital or analog monitors at a time Independent resolutions* and stretched desktop both supported Native PCI Express x16 support Low-profile form factor to fit in a wider variety of systems Passive cooling (heat sink with no fan) for silent operation and extra reliability Ultra low power consumption: 11.8 watts Quad upgradeable option: An adapter cable with support for up to four analog monitors can be purchased separately to replace the factory-installed dual monitor cable Can be combined with an additional P690 Plus LP PCIe x16 or P690 Plus LP PCI graphics card for a 512MB quad-display solution including support for a stretched taskbar across all four monitors Unified driver package also compatible with other products in P-Series, G-Series, QID Series, MMS Series, Parhelia Series, and Extio Series Display drivers for Windows XP and XP x64, Windows 2000, Windows Vista (XDDM) and Vista x64 (XDDM), Windows Server 2003 and Server 2003 x64 Easy-to-use Matrox PowerDesk desktop management software Support for customizable unattended installation of drivers for multi-system set-up Compatible with Matrox PowerSpace for augmented multi-display desktop functionality including multiple workspace configuration support, program autostart, desktop recall, RDP recognition support, and multi-system workspace import/export Joined graphics card mode enables an additional Matrox DualHead or TripleHead graphics card to work in tandem in one system to drive up to four displays using advanced multi-card features Widescreen resolution support and additional functionality via Matrox PowerRes Display pivoting (rotation) support Global sales and technical support RoHS and WEEE compliant Hardware included: Matrox P690 Plus LP PCIe x16 graphics card (with factory-installed ATX bracket) LFH60-to-DVI-I dual-monitor adapter cable (1 foot) Two DVI-I-to-HD15 connector adapters Separate low-profile bracket
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System Buses & Bandwidth
Date Issued: 21st Oct 2008
In computing terms, system buses are used to connect various components to the motherboard’s core logic and, often, to each other. Modern PCs run with a multitude of high-speed buses ranging from the interconnects between, say, the chipset and the CPU, graphics card, memory, and peripherals.
You’d be right to think that it’s possible to carry out basic video editing on any modern PC running Windows XP - straight out of the box. XP includes the Windows Movie Maker video-editing program and, although it lacks frills, it does what it does quite well.
A motherboard’s main job is to act as a conduit between the various hardware elements that make up a PC. It needs to be able to link the desired CPU(s), system memory, graphics card, hard drive(s), and add-in cards and enable them to work in harmony.
If you’re the least bit interested in graphics cards, we’re sure that you’ve heard the terms SLI and CrossFire bandied about recently. Touted as a means of achieving maximum 3D performance by, effectively, using two or more graphics cards in tandem, multi-GPU technology is here to stay. With that in mind, let’s take a closer look SLI and CrossFire; the two competing multi-GPU solutions from NVIDIA and ATI Technologies, respectively.
This TekSpek will assume you know the affects of applying a level of anti-aliasing (AA) on your 3D accelerator, be it via the driver control panel or via a control in your game. We assume you know the effect it has on image quality, so you can think about a before and after scenario. So this TekSpek isn’t about explaining what it does as such, although it will, it’s about explaining the how and why.
Explaining how a modern GPU works in completeness would take a book. Or two. Per class of chip. Per vendor. They’re extraordinarily complex pieces of engineering and production, and the end result contains more transistors than multiple modern x86 processors.
Updating drivers can sometimes be a bit of a gamble. Will the drivers come with an installer? Will you need to uninstall the old drivers first? Many drivers these days do come with an installer, which simplifies the process dramatically.