July 14, 2005
Matrox Releases G550 World’s first PCI Express x1 Graphics Card
Matrox Graphics revealed Wednesday its latest PCI Express graphics solution for systems that lack PCI Express x16 (PEG x16) port typically used to install graphics cards. Instead of traditional PEG x16 slot, Matrox Millennium G550 PCIe uses PCI Express x1, which is available in all systems that support PCI Express interconnection. The Matrox Millennium G550 PCIe is based on Matrox G550 technology with 32MB of memory that connects to chip using 64-bit bus and has DualHead support for using 2 digital or analog monitors at a time. The Matrox Millennium G550 PCIe graphics card will be available in August 2005 at a list price of $139.