Matrox Video Launches LUMA Series Graphics Cards With Intel Arc GPUs
Matrox Video announced the launch of its new Matrox LUMA series of graphics cards with Intel Arc GPUs. The series consists of three single-slot cards: the LUMA A310, a low-profile fanless card; the LUMA A310F, a low-profile fanned card; and the LUMA A380, a full-sized fanned card. Matrox Video developed the LUMA range to satisfy “significant demand in the mainstream graphics market for driving multiple screens, with a balance between size, reliability and performance for different applications.”
Matrox says the LUMA A310 card uses a low-profile fanless design. The fanless design offers “quiet operation and eliminates a point of failure (the fan), thereby increasing reliability and extending the card’s life.” The company says the LUMA A310 is the perfect choice for anyone needing a small card that fits in a small-form-factor system. Examples include industrial systems that sit on a table or behind a monitor or surgical displays in an operating room, where there are stringent requirements for reliability.
The LUMA A310F card is “perfect for applications requiring more performance,” such as commercial gaming, where casino machines or arcade games require a small card and extra performance to drive video and 3D rendering. Another application is in the retail space to drive multimonitor graphics, such as digital signage and digital menu boards.
All three LUMA cards have four outputs and can drive four 5K60 monitors. (All three can also drive up to 8K60 or 5K/120 displays but are limited to two outputs when doing so.) They are compatible with all the latest graphical capabilities, supporting DirectX 12 Ultimate, OpenGL 4.6, Vulkan 1.3, and OpenCL 3.0, as well as Intel’s oneAPI for compute tasks and the Intel Distribution of OpenVINO toolkit for AI development. The cards also have codec engines that can both encode and decode H.264, H.265, VP9, and AV1.
The company said close collaboration with Intel made it possible for Matrox Video to customize certain features of the LUMA cards to address specific market needs:
- Matrox says the A310 is the only fanless board of its class on the market.
- All LUMA cards support DisplayPort 2.1 and can output up to 8K60 HDR.
- All LUMA cards have a life cycle of seven years, with dedicated customer support. Manufacturers that use
- LUMA cards in their offerings can reliably sell their products for years without needing to change anything or recertify their systems.
- All LUMA cards carry a three-year warranty, with the option to extend it.
- The cards come with Matrox PowerDesk desktop management software to easily configure and manage multidisplay setups.
- TAA-compliant SKUs are available.
You can find it here: www.matrox.com/en/video