Matrox Graphics Inc., the manufacturer of professional graphics solutions, announced the Parhelia PCI 256 MB graphics card. Ideal for PCI environments such as servers, Linux platforms, and PCI workstations, this addition to the award-winning family of Parhelia graphics cards boasts of very high image quality.
Featuring 256 MB of onboard DDR unified memory, a PCI interface designed for 33 and 66 MHz buses, support for hardware quad-buffered stereo, and the ability to power 9.2 MP panels at 3840 x 2400 @ 24 Hz, the Parhelia PCI 256 MB supports Microsoft® Windows® 2000, Windows XP and Linux® operating systems, and offers certified drivers for leading CAD and GIS applications. It also provides support for mission-critical environments with Matrox FanGuard, which contributes to the card’s MTBF, and a genlock option for use with multiple boards in a system or across multiple systems.
The Parhelia PCI 256 MB is an addition to other specialized graphics cards from Matrox, such as the Parhelia 128 MB or 256 MB AGP or Parhelia HR256, removing current limitations in specialized projects by enabling unprecedented display configurations.
The Parhelia PCI 256 MB card increases productivity and efficiency with renowned Parhelia multi-display technologies: DualHead®-HighFidelity (HF) and TripleHead Desktop. Having pioneered DualHead back in 1999, DualHead-HF is Matrox’s third generation of this technology. It enables the Parhelia PCI 256 MB to independently power independent dual 2048 x 1536 @ 32bpp analog outputs or dual 1920 x 1200 @ 32bpp digital outputs, from a single chip. For maximum onscreen real estate, the card’s specialized third RAMDAC supports a TripleHead Windows® desktop to a maximum resolution of 3840 x 1024 @ 32bpp. For CAD and GIS users, these multi-display capabilities provide Surround Design—the ability to work with hardware-accelerated 2D and/or 3D on one, two or three displays. Multi-display features, including Matrox MultiDesk, TV Output, Multi-Zoom, Clone, and DVDMax, as well as the Matrox PowerDesk-HF utility suite, make hardware configuration and desktop management in multi-display environments effortless.
The AECVIZ and MekaVIZ for Parhelia software, by TORNADO Technologies, Inc., support Autodesk® AutoCAD® 2000/2000i/2002-based products, including Architectural Desktop and Mechanical Desktop, respectively.