Matrox M9188 GPU, any experiences?
  • mipmarple
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    Matrox M9188 GPU, any experiences?

    by mipmarple » Sun Sep 06, 2020 6:26 pm

    Hello,

    there are quite some cheap Matrox M9188 GPUs available (8x miniDP Output).
    What can be expected from such a 11 years old GPU?
    Could it really be used to feed a 8x 1920x1080 videowall with a modern cpu and ssd?
    Would it be able to playback HAP or H264 Codecs and do some simple mapping?

    many greetings,
    mipmarple
  • mad-matt
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    Re: Matrox M9188 GPU, any experiences?

    by mad-matt » Tue Sep 08, 2020 2:20 pm

    Hi,
    Matrox doesn't do OpenGL / Direct3D (except some models that incorporate an AMD chip if I'm not wrong). So it can't be used with MadMapper.
    I strongly recommend using a good and affordable nVidia or AMD card with 4 output, if you need more you use a 4k => 4xFullHD splitter like Datapath FX4 (high quality and flexible) or Matrox QuadHead2Go.
    Cheers
  • mipmarple
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    Re: Matrox M9188 GPU, any experiences?

    by mipmarple » Mon Sep 21, 2020 1:45 pm

    Hello,
    thanks for the answer.

    I already received one and also tested it. Was a really heavy, solid product with good miniDP connectors,
    but it really is not possible to run any 3d application.
    I just seems to be made for static office applications like building a stock dealer's workplace.
    VLC video playback however was possible.

    many greetings,
    mipmarple

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