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End of life (EOL) effective May 2010
The Matrox Parhelia APVe is an EOL product and is no longer being manufactured or sold by Matrox. Consult your local resellers and distributors for available inventory. Customers who have deployed the Parhelia APVe can now benefit from nearest product alternative such as the M9138 LP PCIe x16.

For projects with significant volume and where the EOL product is a requirement, please contact Matrox.


Matrox Parhelia APVe

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The Matrox Parhelia APVe is a PCI Express x16 multi monitor graphics card with video input, HDTV component video out, Dual-DVI plus TV output and unique What-You-See-Is-What-You-Get (WYSIWYG) video output plug-ins.

  • Native x16 PCI Express architecture
  • 128MB of DDR graphics memory
  • Dual 400 MHZ 10-bit RAMDACs
  • DualHead up to 1920 x 1440 per display
  • Dual-DVI up to 1920 x 1200 per display
  • Advanced multi-display output modes:
    - Dual-display plus HDTV output
    - Dual-display plus TV output
    - TripleHead Desktop Mode
  • WYSIWYG video output plug-ins for: Adobe® Premiere® Pro, After Effects® and Photoshop®, Discreet combustion 3®, 3ds max™ and NewTek LightWave 3®
  • Component, composite and S-video output
  • YPbPr component output at 1080i/25, 1080i/30, 1080p/24, 1080p/25, 1080p/30, 1080p/50, 1080p/60, 720p/24†, 720p/25†, 720p/30†, 720p/50†, 720p/60, 480p/59.94, 483p/60, 576p/50
  • Composite and S-video input1
  • PureVideo Preview - for full screen video playback
  • Dual Hardware Overlays - gamma correctable
  • Adjustable proc-amp settings for TV and overlay video window: hue, saturation, brightness and contrast
  • UltraSharp Display Output technology
  • Dual-ICC profiles2 - to support one ICC profile per display in either a DualHead® or Dual-DVI set-up
  • Matrox Pivot Mode3
  • Matrox DualHead 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 Desktop Divider - to divide a single desktop into multiple display units
  • PowerDesk-HF utility suite
  • OpenGL® and Microsoft® DirectX® compliant
  • Unified Microsoft Windows® 2000, Windows® XP, and Windows® Vista XDDM display driver
  • Global sales and technical support
  • 3-year warranty

1 Composite input requires additional cable sold separately. Video input not supported in Dual-display plus HDTV mode.
2 Dual-ICC profile is only supported under Windows XP.
3 Pivot Mode supported in Dual-display configuration. Video-output feature is not available when Matrox Pivot feature is enabled.
†Supported with RoHS sku only.

Hardware included

  • Matrox Parhelia APVe graphics card (P/N: PH-E128APVF‡)
  • One DVI to Dual HD15 cable (P/N: /15963-02)
  • One TV-output cable - composite/s-video(P/N: /15953-02)
  • One DVI to DVI + HD-15 cable (P/N: /16090-01)
  • One HD-15 to YPbPr component output cable(P/N: /16113-00)
  • One DVI (male) to HD15 (female) adapter (P/N: /ADAPT20)

Software included

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

*Drivers for Windows Vista XDDM available online. For other possible operating systems, contact Matrox.

Optional upgrades

  • Composite video-input cable

Maximum resolutions (per display)

  • Digital, 1-2 monitors: 1920 x 1200
  • Analog, 1-2 monitors: 2048 x 1536
  • Analog, 3 monitors: 1280 x 1024