Matrox heeft vandaag een press release losgelaten over de Matrox Marvel G450 eTV videokaart. De kaart is niet erg verrassend gebaseerd op G450 core en is uitgerust met 32MB DRR geheugen wat een 64bit brede bus naar de core heeft. Qua TV opties zien we hier ongeveer dezelfde features langskomen die ook op de ATI Radeon te vinden zijn: Timeshifting en MPEG-2 video capturing. De Marvel G450 eTV zal een prijskaartje krijgen van 265 dollar, en zal ergens in het vierde kwartaal van dit jaar in de winkels komen:
Montreal, Canada, September 19, 2000 - Matrox Graphics Inc. today introduced the Matrox Marvel G450 eTV, the most comprehensive all-in-one graphics card for consumers in the home entertainment and SOHO PC markets.
The Marvel G450 eTV gives consumers the power to do it all, from watching timeshifted TV on the PC to creating their own videos for the Web. Equipped with 32 MB of Double Data Rate (DDR)* memory and a 360 MHz primary RAMDAC, this feature-packed AGP 2X/4X card powers stereo TV tuning, MPEG-2 video capture and editing, TV on the PC, PC out to TV, DVD playback, 2D applications, 3D gaming, dual displays, and more.
"We are excited to see an all-in-one video card that harnesses the high-performance power of the AMD Athlon™ processor while also providing value-conscious AMD Duron™ users access to a wide variety of features," said Ned Finkle, Director, Infrastructure Enablement Group for AMD. "Matrox's Marvel G450 eTV has all the necessary tools for bringing high quality video and enhanced TV tuning to all AMD equipped PCs."
"With PC/TV convergence, broadband, and powerful processors steadily pervading today's households, we're seeing heightened demand for a new kind of Marvel card," said Dan Wood, vice president of technical marketing, Matrox Graphics Inc. "People want more control over the way they watch TV. They want the ability to create personalized video content for the Web. And, they want a strong all-around accelerator for their entertainment and SOHO applications."
The Marvel G450 eTV is perfectly timed to respond to market demand, bringing features like timeshifting to the PC at a fraction of the price of a set-top box. The Marvel G450 eTV goes beyond all other cards in its category by offering consumers new and exhilarating ways to watch TV on the PC as well as enhanced all-in-one functionality using DualHead Display.
Matrox's DualHead technology allows Marvel G450 eTV users to pair their computer with a TV for simultaneous independent output to two display screens. Because the monitor's refresh rate can be set independently of the TV, the monitor is always flicker-free for the highest quality viewing.