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Matrox Parhelia Video Card 256MB 4XAGP

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Designed for demanding professional and business users, discerning PC enthusiasts and gaming connoisseurs, Matrox Parhelia graphics accelerators combine unparalleled quality, excellent performance and innovative features to provide a completely immersive high-fidelity graphics experience.

Designed for 2D and 3D workstations with an AGP slot, this graphics card has a combination of reliability, innovative features, image quality, and performance that makes it ideal for a wide range of professional applications, including CAD (Computer-Aided Design), GIS (Geographic Information Systems), dispatch, and monitoring.

Additional advanced features of this product include 256 MB of graphics memory, support for quad-buffered stereo-3D (stereoscopic) output, and support for synchronization with certain other Matrox graphics cards.

Chipset Parhelia
RAM 256 MB
RAM type DDR
AGP speed 4x
Memory interface 256 bits
Dual head Yes
Video in No
TV out Yes
TV tuner No
Low profile No


* Matrox TripleHead to use 3 analog monitors at a time (in "stretched" mode)

* Matrox DualHead to use 2 digital or analog monitors at a time (in "independent" or "stretched" mode)

* AGP 8x card compatible with all compliant AGP 4x and 8x systems

* 256 MB graphics memory

* Matrox UltraSharp Display Output Technology

* TV-output support (composite video and S-video, NTSC or PAL)

* Multi-display 2D/3D OpenGL and Microsoft DirectX acceleration

* Hardware support for quad-buffered stereo-3D output

* Unified Microsoft Windows 2000 and Windows XP display driver for Matrox Parhelia Series and Millennium P-Series graphics cards

* Matrox-certified display drivers available for leading CAD and GIS software

* Easy-to-use Matrox PowerDesk driver interface

* Matrox Clone to view a copy of one display on another display

* Matrox Multi-Display Zoom to view a portion of one display full-screen on another display

* Matrox PureVideo to view hardware-accelerated video playback in a video window on one display and full-screen on another display

* Matrox Glyph Anti-Aliasing for the hardware-accelerated smoothing of text edges


Hardware included
Matrox Parhelia 256MB graphics card
DVI-to-HD15 dual-monitor adapter cable
DVI-to-HD15 connector adapter
TV-output adapter cable (HD-15 to composite video and S-video)
Stereo-3D adapter cable (DVI-to-DVI + stereo-3D, mini DIN-3 connector)
Stereo-3D connector bracket (mini DIN-3 connector)

Software included
Matrox display driver for Windows 2000 and Windows XP
Matrox PowerDesk (driver interface and utilities)

Maximum resolutions (per display)
Digital, 1-2 monitors: 1920 x 1200
Analog, 1-2 monitors: 2048 x 1536
Analog, 3 monitors: 1280 x 1024

Part number: PH-A8X256
Card type: AGP 8x, compatible with all compliant AGP 4x and 8x systems (1.5 or 0.8 V)
Graphics memory: 256 MB
Bracket connectors: DVI x 2
Card form factor: ATX
Bracket form factor: ATX
EMC certifications: Class B – CE, CSA, FCC, VCCI
Card size: 6.9" x 4.3"
Release date Australia
August 31st, 2005
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