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Matrox Parhelia 256MB PH-A8X256 AGP 8X Multi-Display Video Card

Matrox Parhelia 256MB PH-A8X256 AGP 8X Multi-Display Video Card

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  • ISBN: 790750204260
  • UPC: 790750204260
  • Model: Parhelia PH-A8X256
  • Shipping Weight: 2lbs
  • 1 Units in Stock
  • Manufactured by: Matrox


Matrox Parhelia 256MB (PH-A8X256)
Unparalleled multi-display graphics card

The definitive multi-display card for professionals who use one of a combination of NLE, DCC or compositing applications. Key features include WYSIWYG video output plug-ins for DCC applications, TripleHead, dual-DVI and solid 3D performance through a 256-bit DDR memory interface. Matrox Parhelia 256 MB enables sustained productivity by providing ample local memory for the most demanding design environments including 3D across triple-displays and complex rendering with abundant high-resolution texture usage.

Key Features:
  • 512-bit GPU
  • 256-bit DDR memory interface
  • 256MB DDR memory
  • High performance 2D, 3D & video
  • Triple-RGB, Dual-DVI, TV output
  • Surround Design and Surround Gaming
  • DualHead-HF and TripleHead Desktop
  • 16x Fragment Antialiasing
  • UltraSharp Display Output technology
  • 10-bit GigaColor technology
  • Realtime Display Color Adjustment
  • PureVideo Preview
  • WYSIWYG video output plug-ins for Adobe
    Premiere� Pro, After Effects and Photoshop
  • WYSIWYG video output plug-ins for Discreet
    3D Studio Max and NewTek Lightwave 3D 7.5
  • 10-bit GigaColor Plugin for PhotoShop
  • AGP 8X

*Supported only on motherboards with a 1.5v or 0.8v AGP slot.
AGP 1x and 2x not supported on motherboards with a 3.3v AGP slot.


With an unprecedented number of revolutionary technologies, Matrox Parhelia cards take 2D quality, professional productivity and 3D realism to a new level.

Multi-Display configurations:

Parhelia offers the most advanced multi-display support in the form of DualHead High-Fidelity, TripleHead Desktop, Surround Design and Surround Gaming. This support is enabled through highly flexible output configuration options including dual-RGB, dual-RGB + TV-out, triple-RGB* and dual-DVI**. Matrox Parhelia cards feature two DVI-I connectors integrated on the bracket. The full flexibility of display configurations are offered to end users by the standard bundling of three cables/adaptors:

  • One "Y-shaped" DVI-I to dual HD-15 cable
  • One DVI-I to HD-15 adaptor
  • One HD-15 to S-video (Y/C) and composite cable
DualHead-HF (2 displays)
Display 1 Display 2
Analog monitor (RGB)
Analog flat panel (RGB)
Digital flat panel (DVI)
Analog monitor (RGB)
Analog flat panel (RGB)
Digital flat panel (DVI)
DualHead-HF + TV-output
(2 displays with dedicated 3rd TV output for video and zoom)
Display 1 Display 2 TV
Analog monitor (RGB)
Analog flat panel (RGB)
Digital flat panel (DVI)
Analog monitor (RGB)
Analog flat panel (RGB)
NTSC/PAL TV, Video Monitor or VCR
TripleHead Desktop / Surround Design / Surround Gaming (3 displays)
Left display Center display Right display
Analog monitor (RGB)
Analog flat panel (RGB)
Analog monitor (RGB)
Analog flat panel (RGB)
Digital flat panel (DVI)
Analog monitor (RGB)
Analog flat panel (RGB)

Resolution, color depth and refresh rates:
To offer the ultimate in productivity, Matrox Parhelia provides
the industry's most comprehensive resolution, color depth
and refresh rate support.

Max 2D/3D Max 2D/3D (primary display)
Resolution Colors
2048 x 1536 Over one billion
Maximum DVI resolution
Resolution Colors
1600 x 1200 32 bpp or 16.8 million colors
Resolution and refresh rates
Resolution Vertical (Hz) Horizontal (kHz)
2048 x 1536 85 130
1920 x 1440 85 130
1600 x 1200 100 130
1280 x 1024 120 130
1152 x 864 140 130
1024 x 768 160 130
800 x 600 200 130
640 x 480 200 130

Minimum system requirements:

  • AGP 3.0 compliant system
  • 128 MB RAM
  • 600 MHz CPU
  • Microsoft Windows 2000, Windows XP, or Windows NT 4.0 operating system
    (check regularly for updates on support for other operating systems)
  • 300W system power supply
  • CD-ROM


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  • Matrox Parhelia PCI 256MB graphics card
  • DVI-to-HD15 dual-monitor adapter cable (1-foot)
  • DVI-to-HD15 connector adapter
  • TV-output adapter cable (composite video and S-video, 1-foot)
  • Stereo-3D adapter cable (mini DIN-3 connector, 1-foot)
  • Stereo-3D connector bracket (mini DIN-3 connector)
  • User's manual


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