Matrox Ships Matrox Millennium G550 Dual DVI Graphics Card
MONTREAL Aug. 30, 2001 -- Matrox Graphics Inc. is now shipping its new Millennium G550 single-chip Dual DVI graphics card, which the company claims is the first and only accelerator that outputs to either two analog or two digital monitors from a single chip--no external TMDS (transition minimized differential signaling) transmitters required.

The card supports resolutions of up to 1280x1024 on both panels, enabling you to upgrade from dual-analog output to dual-digital output through the addition of an external Dual DVI cable. This means that Millennium G550 corporate customers can be DVI-ready at any time, without the added costly and time-consuming task of installing new graphics cards once flat panel support is desired.

A low-profile board supporting both ATX and low-profile brackets, the Millennium G550 Dual DVI is a 2D/3D accelerator, which in addition to the HeadCasting engine, supports ultra-crisp text, the highest quality digital and analog output in the industry and explosive 2D performance. Additionally, the Millennium G550 is supported by Matrox unified and WHQL-certified drivers for the utmost in system stability.

Matrox DualHead is also the only dual-display technology with integrated support for independent resolutions and color depths under Windows 2000, maintaining Matrox's leadership in dual-display technology.

According to DisplaySearch, the worldwide leader in flat panel display (FPD) market research and consulting, 2001 bodes well for FPD sales. LCD revenues are expected to rise 56 per cent by the end of 2001, and in Q4'01 the FPD market is expected to grow 7.4 per cent.

The Matrox Millennium G550 Dual DVI graphics card and the Dual DVI cable are shipping now. For information on how to buy, contact Matrox Corporate Sales (1-800-361-1408), noting part number: G55MADDA32DB. Current list pricing for single-piece units of the Millennium G550 Dual DVI graphics card, without Dual DVI cable, is US $150. The Dual DVI cable is also available from for US $59.

The Evolution of DualHead

Launched in 1999, DualHead technology supported eight different display configurations and consisted of five modes: Clone, DVDMax, Multi-Display, TV Output, and Zoom. A year later, second-generation DualHead expanded on these features with the addition of Matrox MultiDesk, Snapshot, Multi-Zoom and DVD playback on a monitor--an alternative to the original secondary output to TV. Now, with third-generation DualHead, Matrox dual display technology evolves even further to include true multi-display support in Windows(R) 2000(1), improved usability features, such as access to all modes without rebooting, and the eDualHead(TM) browser-enhancement suite designed to power e-business and the Web. For detailed information about DualHead, visit the All about DualHead section on our Web site at

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