Matrox's M9188 graphics card drives eight displays simultaneously

By Matthew
Nov 12, 2009
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  1. Matrox has announced the world's first single-slot PCIe x16 graphics card with support for up to eight monitors. With 2GB of dedicated memory, the Matrox M9188 can drive up to eight DisplayPort monitors at 2560x1600 or DVI Single-Link at 1920x1200 per display from a single computer. The card is compatible with 32 and 64-bit iterations of Windows XP, Vista, 7, Server 2003 and 2008, as well as Linux.

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  2. BlindObject

    BlindObject Newcomer, in training Posts: 446

    No detailed specs on it? And that's pretty ridiculous, I could see this useful with security systems and...I don't know what else, actually. Good stuff though, no doubt.
  3. Matthew

    Matthew TechSpot Staff Topic Starter Posts: 6,042   +84 Staff Member

  4. mattfrompa

    mattfrompa TechSpot Maniac Posts: 481   +8

    I have no idea how i would really even use that effectively, yet I still want it.
  5. BlindObject

    BlindObject Newcomer, in training Posts: 446

    Wow, now I see how many useful uses, lol! Thing must have crazy clocks.
  6. Tekkaraiden

    Tekkaraiden TechSpot Maniac Posts: 892   +52

    I really miss the fact that Matrox does not make a gaming graphics cards anymore. My G400 Max is still one of my favorite videocards of all time.
  7. freedomthinker

    freedomthinker TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 140

    Man Matrox is awesome , but sad they don't make gaming cards anymore , why aren't there any specs on this anyway ? Man but still looks freaking sweet !!!
  8. Puiu

    Puiu TechSpot Addict Posts: 1,020   +87

    AMD made something good and now others follow. I wonder what will NVIDIA's response going to be (besides praising CUDA and Physx).
  9. klepto12

    klepto12 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,364   +9

    lol who really needs 8 displays? its a cool concept but will not sell very well imo.
  10. tonylukac

    tonylukac TechSpot Maniac Posts: 812   +18

    Just wouldn't have room for all those monitors in the condo I live in.
  11. Souljacker

    Souljacker Newcomer, in training Posts: 24

    It's obviously for business purposes, i.e. offices, trade floors etc, and NOT a casual user or gamer!
     
  12. slh28

    slh28 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,925   +170

    But the real question is... how many fps would it get on Crysis with 8 monitors at 2560x1600? Not more than 3 I bet
  13. Puiu

    Puiu TechSpot Addict Posts: 1,020   +87

    For security systems with multiple cameras? If you can hook up 8/16 monitors to just one PC than it would make managing them much more easier.
  14. Captain555

    Captain555 Newcomer, in training

    Flight Simulator. My friend built one. He has 7 monitors. 2 in front, 2 on each side and one front center lower for his instrument. He has to have 4 video card in his PC. That would be useful on this case.
  15. Didn't know Matrox still made video cards, last one i saw was a G400 way back around 2000. Obvously these aren't cards for multimedia or games, i'm sure there are situations where these solutions can be useful, like surveillance systems.
  16. spydercanopus

    spydercanopus TechSpot Guru Posts: 802   +87

  17. Zeromus

    Zeromus TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 231   +7

    This is simply not enough, I have a ka-jillion monitors I need used all at once.
  18. phutton11

    phutton11 Newcomer, in training

    Wow - Short on imagination. Think about simulators - 3 monitors for outside windows, 2 for main cockpit instruments and 3 more for smaller (8") cockpit entry panels.

    It's only a short time before we start to see some really sweet combat cockpits for simulated fighters, tank commanders, castle commanders, space ships, etc. All being controlled by a single Intel i7 system or even better a Parallax Propeller Chip (8 Processor CPU).

    The next step forward. #1 - Build the processor power; #2 - Grow the working memory; #3 - Imrpove the image engines; #4 - Expand the comm pipelines; #5 - Build the sensory cocoon.

    Imagination at work!
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