Where many cards were crippled by blurry output, especially as the resolution and refresh rate increased, the Matrox cards delivered very sharp and clear images. Unfortunately Matrox never described the functionality of this component in-depth so little is known about it. Click on the images to see the full view of the picture itself. This driver was a precursor to a fully functional OpenGL ICD driver, a quick development to improve performance as fast as possible by offering an interim solution. The DualHead settings are further explored below. The DualHead display offers a wide range of possibilities, for both gamers and professionals alike. This was the same as G

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Matrox G400

Fill Rate with Multi-Texturing. I was hoping to run Quake II at higher resolutions of x, but somehow, the program reported an error, and I had to stop the test at x Overall Rating Out of a maximum ,atrox 5 Star. This is a letdown since the G support is superb for DVD, but the software limits its capabilities. The package includes the following: Previously Released Drivers for Older Matrox products Drivers in this section are previously released drivers and should be used for trouble shooting purposes only.

Drivers for older/legacy Matrox products

Also note the jagged patterns in the TNT2 rendered image. One wonders if the VCQ2 engine could be turned off to maximise the G for speed. Where many cards were crippled by blurry output, especially as g00 resolution and refresh rate increased, the Matrox cards delivered very sharp and clear images.


Other options are self explanatory. OK, to start off the second round of competition, let’s take a look at how well it performed in Quake II, again.

The bump-mapping feature made playing Expendable a pleasant and surprising experience as the graphics had improved visual realism. On the other hand, if you compare the framerates at both and Mhz, the performance was almost on par, and only a few framerates away from each other as compared to the TNT2 Ultra.

We can see that the GMax suffers little performance hit when moving from bit millenniuj bit rendering. Matrox tried to make stable drivers for several months but with no luck.

HP Matrox Millenium G Dual Head (AGP 4x, 16MB) Overview – CNET

Matrox took the technology developed from the G project, refined it, and basically doubled it up to form the G processor. The goal was to prevent dithering and other artifacts caused by inadequate precision when performing calculations. This card is an above average performer, giving the best in 2D matros, the sharpest in TV-out quality, the richest in graphic quality and acceptable 3D video performance.

Submit your views to this review here. There’s also a slider to adjust the color temperature. Well, enough of my usual rantings, I’m sure most of you are dying to find out just how well this card performs grapphics compared to the other cards that’s available in the market. This utility is useful especially for those who own older monitors that does not automatically store the user’s settings.

The marrox chip featured several new and innovative additions, such as multiple monitor output support, an all-around bit rendering pipeline with high performance, further improved 2D and video acceleration, and a new 3D feature known as Environment Mapped Bump Mapping.


Matrox Millennium G graphics card – MGA G – 16 MB Overview – CNET

If you configure this properly, you hardly need to readjust your monitor every time you execute a game that uses a different resolution. The figures below will help explain the difference between Matrox’s bit DualBus and the traditional bit chip. It contains various features, such as full hardware alpha-blended sub-picture blending and real-time aspect ratio conversion. Besides adjusting for refresh rate, you are also given the option to adjust for the screen size and position via the software drivers.

Grpahics are the contents of the package: A little disappointing for tweakers I must say. Nothing really fancy and almost every function available here are standard. They were the first to introduce a bit graphics engine for the PC market with its MGA series in There is nothing really bad about the card except that it did not deliver the performance that all gamers wanted.

But before we do that, let’s check out the specifications, shall we? As you can see, the possiblities are endless! Comparing the scores of the G cards using the Pentium II, we can see that the Max version performed only slightly better than the non-Max version.