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End of life (EOL) effective August 2010
The Matrox P650 is an EOL product and is no longer being manufactured or sold by Matrox. Consult your local resellers and distributors for available inventory. Customers looking for alternative solutions should contact Matrox.


Matrox P650

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The Matrox P650 is a dual monitor AGP 8x graphics card.

  • AGP 8x card compatible with all compliant AGP 4x and 8x systems
  • Matrox DualHead to use two digital or analog monitors at a time (in "independent" or "stretched" mode)
  • Joined graphics card mode enables an additional Matrox DualHead* or TripleHead** graphics solution to work in tandem in one system to drive up to four displays†
  • Passive cooling (heat sink with no fan) for silent operation and extra reliability
  • 64 MB graphics memory
  • Matrox UltraSharp Display Output Technology
  • Multi-display 2D/3D OpenGL and Microsoft DirectX acceleration
  • Unified Microsoft Windows 2000, Windows XP, and Windows Vista XDDM display driver for Matrox P-series and Parhelia series graphics cards
  • Matrox-certified display drivers available for leading CAD software
  • Easy-to-use Matrox PowerDesk driver interface
  • Widescreen resolution support and additional functionality via Matrox PowerRes
  • Display pivoting (rotation) support
  • Matrox Clone to view a copy of one display on the other display
  • Matrox Multi-Display Zoom to view a portion of one display full-screen on the other display
  • Matrox PureVideo to view hardware-accelerated video playback in a video window on one display and full-screen on the other display
  • Matrox Glyph Anti-Aliasing for the hardware-accelerated smoothing of text edges
  • Support for customizable unattended installation for rapid multi-system setup
  • Global sales and technical support
  • 3-year warranty

* With Joined graphics card mode, a DualHead graphics card can only be joined with another DualHead graphics card to drive a maximum of four displays.
** TripleHead graphics cards are supported in DualHead mode only.
† Joined graphics card mode multi-display configurations can be obtained by downloading the Matrox PowerDesk-SE version 2.04 display driver and above.

Hardware included

  • Matrox P650 graphics card
  • 2 DVI-to-HD15 connector adapters (digital-to-analog connector adapters)

Software included

  • Matrox display driver for Microsoft Windows NT 4.0, Windows 2000, and Windows XP*
  • Matrox PowerDesk (driver interface and utilities)

* Drivers for Windows Server 2003, Windows XP X64 (64-bit) and Windows Vista XDDM available online. For other possible operating systems, contact Matrox.

Optional upgrades

  • TV-output adapter cable (composite video and S-video, 1-foot)
  • TripleHead upgrade kit for using 3 analog monitors at a time (in "stretched" mode)

Maximum resolutions (per display)

  • Digital, 1-2 monitors: 1920 x 1200
  • Analog, 2 monitors: 1920 x 1440
  • Analog, 1 monitor: 2048 x 1536



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