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Innodisk made an M.2 graphics card that can do 4K video output

By Koh Wanzi - on 10 Dec 2018, 11:44am

Innodisk made an M.2 graphics card that can do 4K video output

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Innodisk has launched a graphics card in the M.2 form factor. It’s no featherweight though, and the tiny GPU is even capable of 4K video output. The card is obviously targeted at the industrial embedded sector and not consumers, but it could potentially open the door to even more compact small form factor systems or laptops with upgradeable GPUs.

The card can be outfitted with ports to connect to display devices with an embedded HDMI 1.4 transmitter, but it’ll also work over LVDS or DVI-D. On the OS front, the card is compatible with both Windows and Linux to better suit its target audience.

It also adheres to the M.2 2280 form factor, and Innodisk says the diminutive device is resistant to shock and vibration, in addition to having an operational temperature range from -40 °C to 85 °C.

The GPU it uses is Silicon Motion’s SM768, which can interface via USB 3.0 and PCIe 2.0 x1 or x2 lanes. It only supports a 30Hz refresh rate at a 4K resolution, but it’ll do up to 60Hz at 1440p and lower resolutions. It ships with an optional 256MB of DDR3 memory, but it will take up to 1GB.

Finally, the card will do hardware decoding of H.264 MVC/AVS+, H.263, MPEG-4, MPEG2, M-JPEG, RealVideo, VC-1, and Theora.

Source: Innodisk

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