LUMA Graphics Cards launched by Matrox Video
New Matrox LUMA series of graphics cards with Intel Arc GPUs was recently announced by Matrox Video, who aims to high-reliability and embedded PC applications in the medical, digital signage, control room, video wall, and industrial markets.
The series are formed by three single-slot cards: LUMA A310, a low-profile fanless card; LUMA A310F, a low-profile fanned card, and LUMA A380, a full-sized fanned card.
The video company has worked on the LUMA range in order to meet what the mainstream graphics market for driving multiple screens demand: a balance between size, performance for different applications and reliability.
The LUMA A310 card is a low-profile fanless card which offers quiet operation and eliminates a point of failure (the fan), thereby increasing reliability and extending the card’s life. 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.
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 class-leading codec engines that can both encode and decode H.264, H.265, VP9, and AV1.
Close collaboration with Intel made it possible for Matrox Video to customize certain features of the LUMA cards to address specific market needs and offer several qualities that are in high demand but aren’t available elsewhere:
- 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.