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Matrox C420 LP PCIe x16

The Matrox C420 low-profile, PCIe x16 quad card provides increased reliability through its fanless design for both small form factor and full height systems. Matrox C420 quad-output graphics card drives up to four displays and is ideal for enterprise, commercial and industrial applications.

Performance Meets Flexibility

The Matrox C420 is a low-profile, PCIe® x16 graphics card that drives up to four displays or projectors at resolutions up to 2560 x 1600 per output. The four-monitor video card features a passively cooled design for increased reliability and silent operation, and its low power consumption makes it a perfect fit for small form factor and embedded systems. Matrox C420’s unique feature set delivers high reliability and advanced multi-monitor capabilities for a wide range of commercial and critical applications including enterprise, industrial, pro A/V, digital signage, security, control rooms and more.

  • Drive up to four displays or projectors at resolutions up to 2560 x 1600
  • Experience smooth video playback and graphics performance with 2 GB of memory
  • Benefit from a low power, fanless video card for increased reliability and silent operation
  • Minimize power consumption with an energy efficient board design
  • Leverage a low-profile design to install in a wide range of small form factor and full height systems
  • Customize your setup with the easy-to-use Matrox PowerDesk™ multi-display configuration and desktop management software
  • Configure displays independently from one another or select stretched desktop mode to create a single ultra-large desktop across multiple displays
  • Clone content to show the same information on all displays
  • Select any combination of portrait or landscape and set the orientation that works best for you
  • Simplify A/V installations with advanced EDID Management
  • Prevent loose cabling with secure Mini DisplayPort connectors
  • Expand your desktop space with multi-board support to drive up to 8 displays from a single computer
  • Adjust the number of overlapping pixels with Edge Overlap to create a seamless, unified image on up to four edge blending projectors
  • Facilitate enterprise-wide deployments by installing Matrox PowerDesk & drivers across many systems without any user interaction
  • Supports Microsoft® DirectX® 12, OpenGL® 4.4, and OpenCL™ 1.2 to run the latest professional applications
  • Protect your investment with Matrox long product life-cycles
  • Compatible with Windows® 10 (32/64), Windows 8.1 (32/64), Windows 7 (32/64), Windows Embedded Standard 7 (32/64), Server 2012 R2 (64), Server 2008 R2 (64), Linux® operating systems

What’s in the box?

  • Matrox C420 graphics card with factory-installed ATX bracket
  • Low profile bracket
  • Quick start-up guide
  • Display drivers and Matrox PowerDesk desktop management software available for download from Matrox website

Accessories (Sold Separately)

  • Mini DisplayPort to DisplayPort adapter cable (part # CAB-MDP-DPF)
  • Active Mini DisplayPort to DVI adapter cable (3rd party)
  • Active Mini DisplayPort to HDMI adapter cable (3rd party)
Connectivity
Bus TypePCIe 3.0 x16
Form Factor (Card)Low Profile/Half Length
Bracket (Mounted)Full height bracket (ATX)
Extra Bracket IncludedLow profile bracket
Number of Video Outputs4
Video Output Connectors4 x Mini DisplayPort (secure)
Video Output FormatsDisplayPort™ 1.1
Optional Video Output Formats
(Active adapters required
- sold separately)
- DVI Dual Link
- DVI/HDMI® Single Link
Audio Output Formats- Multi-stream audio through DisplayPort (4 streams)
Performance
Memory2 GB GDDR 5
GPUAMD™
Maximum resolution
(per monitor)
2560x1600 @ 60Hz (DisplayPort)
1920x1200 @ 60Hz (HDMI)
Cooling
PassiveYes
Additional Features
HDCP ComplianceYes
Supported Graphic Standards- OpenGL® 4.4
- DirectX® 12
- OpenCL™ 1.2
PowerDesk SoftwareYes
Independent Desktop ModeYes
Stretched Desktop ModeYes
Clone ModeYes
Pivot ModeYes
Physical/Environmental
DimensionsLength: 16.76 cm (6.6")
Height: 6.86 cm (2.7")
Requirements
System Requirements - Single available PCIe x16 lane
- 2 GB of system memory
- Internet access for software installation
- Compatible operating system
Supported Operating Systems1 - Windows® 10 32-bit
- Windows 10 64-bit
- Windows 8.1 32-bit
- Windows 8.1 64-bit
- Windows 7 32-bit
- Windows 7 64-bit
- Windows Embedded Standard 7 32-bit
- Windows Embedded Standard 7 64-bit
- Windows Server® 2012 R2 64-bit
- Windows Server 2008 R2 64-bit
- Linux®
General
Part numberC420-E2GBLAF
Warranty3 years
What’s in the box? - Matrox C420 board with factory-installed ATX bracket
- Low profile bracket
- Quick-start guide
- Display drivers and Matrox PowerDesk desktop management software available for download from Matrox website
Accessories (Sold Separately)
Mini DisplayPort to DisplayPort Adapter CableCAB-MDP-DPF
Active Mini DisplayPort to DVI adapter cable3rd party
Active Mini DisplayPort to HDMI adapter cable3rd party

1 Mainstream support for 32-bit Windows operating systems has ended, Matrox will provide limited support for 32-bit operating systems

The robust, field-proven Matrox PowerDesk desktop management software for Windows lets users easily configure and manage multi-display setups. It offers professional users a comprehensive set of tools to deploy and control a variety of display configurations including stretched or independent desktops, clone mode, pivot, bezel management and edge overlap. Matrox advanced desktop management features also let users determine where and how program windows are displayed on the desktop—a productivity tool designed to enhance multi-display experiences.

Stretched Desktop Stretched Desktop
Create an ultra-large desktop to expand a single application across all screens.
Independent Desktop Independent Desktop
Set displays independently from one another to open different applications within each screen.
Clone Mode Clone Mode
Duplicate content to show the same information on all displays.
Desktop Divider Desktop Divider
Split up your desktop into different sections to create additional partitions for all your applications.
Edge Overlap Edge Overlap
Adjust the number of overlapping pixels between edge blending projectors to build a seamless, unified image.
Bezel Management Bezel Management
Compensate for the physical space created by monitor bezels to output a continuous image across multiple displays.
Pivot Mode Pivot Mode
Select any combination of portrait or landscape and set the orientation that works best for you.
Desktop Management Desktop Management
Determine where and how program windows are displayed on the desktop.
Mode Management Mode Management
Increase resolution support and select display modes (wide-screen resolutions, video timings & refresh rates) not available by the default in the monitor's EDID.
EDID Management EDID Management
Provide consistent EDID signal to the graphics card to ensure video is displayed correctly.
Unattended Install Unattended Install
Deploy different desktop configurations/environments based on individual department requirements across the organization.

Matrox C420 low-profile, PCIe x16 quad card with full height bracket (low profile bracket included). Drive demanding applications with increased reliability and performance. Output high-quality video content so operators can review critical information without compromise. Customize your desktop orientation based on your specific work requirements. Mini DisplayPort to DisplayPort adaptor (sold separately). Award-winning Matrox C-Series graphics cards

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