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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

The Matrox D1450 supports up to four 4K monitors at a time via HDMI (Image source: Matrox)
The Matrox D1450 supports up to four 4K monitors at a time via HDMI (Image source: Matrox)
Erstwhile GPU maker Matrox released a new 4K-capable graphics card for enterprise users called the Matrox D1450. The new Matrox card will be built by NVIDIA and is designed to power multiple high-resolution displays, supporting up to four 4K monitors via HDMI.

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.

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Arjun Krishna Lal, 2020-07-31 (Update: 2020-07-31)
Arjun Krishna Lal
Arjun Krishna Lal - News Editor
I've had a passion for PC gaming since 1996, when I watched my dad score frags in Quake as a 1 year-old. I've gone on to become a Penguin-published author and tech journalist. When I'm not traveling the world, gathering stories for my next book, you can find me tinkering with my PC.