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Tested display cards

Matrox has tested AGP and PCI Express display cards for use with a Matrox RT.X system.

We recommend Matrox Parhelia and Millennium P-series - the ultimate display cards for video editing.

Tested PCI Express display cards

Manufacturer Card Graphics engine
Matrox Parhelia APVe Parhelia APVe
Matrox Millennium P650 PCIe 128Millennium P650 PCIe 128
GIGABYTEGV-NX59128D NVIDIA GeForce PCX 5900
MSI PCX5750-TD128 NVIDIA GeForce PCX 5750
MSIRX600XT-TD128 ATI X600XT
NVIDIA Quadro FX 330 NVIDIA Quadro FX


Tested AGP display cards

Manufacturer Card Graphics engine
Matrox Parhelia Parhelia
Matrox Millennium P750 Millennium P750
Matrox Millennium P650 Millennium P650
Matrox Millennium G550 Matrox G550
Matrox Millennium G450 Matrox G450
3DlabsWildcat Realizm 100 Wildcat Realizm
ASUS V8170 DDR NVIDIA GeForce4 MX440
ASUS V8460 Ultra NVIDIA GeForce4 Ti 4600
ASUS V9570/TD* NVIDIA GeForce FX 5700
ATI Radeon 9600 PRO / 9700 PRO / 9800 PRO ATI Radeon
Hercules 3D Prophet III Titanium 200 NVIDIA GeForce3 Ti200

When using dual monitors with this display card, in order to display video in a window, such as with Premiere Pro's Monitor window, you must set the nView Display Mode to Horizontal Span.

Important notes
Be sure to check the individual compatibility details for the motherboard or system of your choice to see which display cards and sound cards were tested with it, as well as to read about any known issues.

It is recommended that you use a computer equipped with a power supply of at least 350 watts. Although the RT.X does not consume much power, fully configured recommended systems with a high-end graphics card (such as Matrox Parhelia, ATI Radeon, or NVIDIA GeForce4), two or three hard drives, and a powerful CPU will push the limits of inferior 250 watt power supplies.

When using some AGP display cards that contain 256 MB or more of memory, the Matrox WYSIWYG DirectShow Control Panel may not properly display video played back from some DirectShow applications (such as Windows Media Player or Adobe Encore DVD) on your NTSC or PAL video monitor. If this happens, you can disable the WYSIWYG Control Panel, as explained in your RT.X documentation.

Note   that this limitation does not occur with Matrox Parhelia AGP display cards (with driver version 1.07 or later).


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