Matrox C900 Is The World’s First Graphics Card That Drives Nine Displays from a Single Slot
Matrox has just unveiled the C900, which is touted as the world’s first single-slot, nine-output graphics card.
The new Matrox C900 comes with nine mini-HDMI 1.4 outputs capable of driving an equal number of monitors at a maximum resolution of 1920×1200 per unit at 60Hz. Those monitors can be arranged in a 9×1 strip or a 3×3 wall configuration. Though in the latter configuration, the card offers a total desktop resolution of 5,760 x 3,240, Matrox says.
The C900 features a PCIe 3.0 x16 interface along with 4GB of memory. The card has a power consumes of just 75W, which eliminates the need of a PCIe power connector.
According to the manufacturer, you can also pair the card with another C900 card or a Matrox C680 six-output board to expand to 18- or 15-screen video walls, respectively. Further, it supports OpenGL ES 4.4 and DirectX 12, and is also compatible with Matrox Mura IPX Series 4K capture and IP encoder & decoder cards.
As for applications, Matrox says C900 is best suited for a control room video wall in security, process control and transportation environments. The card will be available sometime during Q2 2016. Pricing details are not known yet.