Matrox rises from the dead again with a new 4K card called the D1450, but it’s definitely not a GeForce RTX 2080 Ti competitor
Former graphics card maker Matrox, best known for collapsing alongside 3DFX in the early 2000’s GPU manufacturer purge, announced a new 4K graphics card designed for enterprise users. The Matrox D1450, which will be built by NVIDIA, aims to help business users power multiple high resolution displays at a time. The D1450 will support as many as four 4K monitors at one time, thanks to its four HDMI slots.
After the disastrous failure of the Matrox Parhelia in 2002, the company’s last serious attempt at a gaming graphics card, Matrox turned its attention towards the enterprise market. A number of Matrox cards have launched over the years in the enterprise market, targeted towards enabling multi-monitor panels and video walls.
Matrox doesn’t make its own cards anymore. One-time competitors NVIDIA and AMD manufacture Matrox cards and the company then offers support and multi-monitor oriented drivers. Specifications for the D1450 are scarce.
The product page mentions that the card has a 47W TDP and will feature 4GB of GDDR5 VRAM. Based on what we know, the D1450 is a semi-custom part based on a low-profile NVIDIA Quadro workstation GPU, possibly the P1000 Quadro, a 47W workstation card that sports 5GB of GDDR5 and 640 CUDA cores.
Again, this isn’t a gaming card. If you’re looking for a 4K-capable graphics card for high-end gaming, you’ll want to check out the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti or wait a couple months for new Ampere and Big Navi cards to make their entrance.