However, at x, the G Max was the highest of the lot. The Matrox DeskNav is a little utility that you can call up to zoom into a particular section of your desktop. G was known for being particularly dependent on the host system’s CPU for high 3D performance. I continued to test the card further with the more recent driver version, which is 5. The Matrox TV decoder chip is also attached with a smaller piece of heatsink.

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There were a few games included with the card that interfaced with it. Despite the feature, it is inaccessible by DirectX driver.

Matrox G – Wikipedia

It does this by improving on the 96 constant registers specified for matrx DirectX 8. With regard to its hardware, G’s triangle setup engine, called the “Warp Engine” ironically, was somewhat slower than the counterparts aboard the competition’s cards. This eliminates the black bands on the top and bottom of your TV screen, especially when viewing DVDs encoded in the Letterbox or Widescreen formats. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use 4000 Privacy Policy.

Well, here are some nice pics although not the best that I’ve captured to add to what you’ve already seen in other reviews. This results in rich image quality with smoother and accurate color reproductions. Matrox only supports HeadCasting feature through the bundled Matrox Digimask software, which have never become popular. Hardware MJPEG capturing can be unstable but software compression, using a good marox codec, gives much better results anyway.

Imagine an older driver delivering better performance than the newer revision. But for now, we shall mahrox it in its intended form. However, the Warp engine was programmable which theoretically enhanced flexibility of the chip.


The system was equipped with MB of SDRAM and different processor speeds were also used to assess the difference in speed gain with higher processor speed.

Matrox Millenium G Max DualHead AGP

However, if proper care was not taken, the color precision can be lost on each texture pass which would result in cumulative rounding errors and ugly dither patterns appearing in the image.

I’m not sure whether to blame Quake II or the driver, but I tend to believe that it is the driver’s fault.

Matrox released their first Mystique on August 14, Most graphic cards do not support this and actually requires the user to lower their primary display refresh rates to 50Hz or 60Hz in order to output the display simultaneously to a TV.

The best example for the use of stencil buffering is in flight simulator games, where matox view of the cockpit is masked out since it does not need matrx rendering, and only the scene outside the cockpit is rendered. I was hoping that the OpenGL ICD in the newer driver revision would be improved, but instead, its performance dropped as compared to the older 5. According to Matrox, multi-texturing requires the combination and blending of various textures onto a single polygon.

Thus, do not expect any support for 4 speakers or more. However, apart from higher resolutions, upgrading memory did not make much difference. In addition, framerates also differed by only a few frames with different resolution settings, unlike the TNT2 Ultra.

Well, if you are sick of numbers already, the comparison basically shows that the GMax is more superior in terms of performance at at high resolutions using bit rendering. Texture Resolution Again, it is difficult to spot any noticeable difference.


Game-2 In this scene, it is harder to make out any noticeable difference. This feature virtually add details such as scratches, surface textures or water rippling effects just to name a amtrox to your 3D game environment, thus, adding a lot more visual enjoyment rather than just frame rates.

But look at it this way, if you mtrox see differences here, guess how much more you would see at higher resolutions? Submit your views to this review here. However, on the Matrox G, even when the display is set to render at bits, all internal rendering would still be performed with bit accuracy and the final image is actually dithered down to bit.

Matrox G400

However, it really depends on the quality of your TV, and with most TVs, the resolution is pathetic, and there’s only this much you can do with the hardware. 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. Matdox, I was not able to capture any screen shots of the movies amtrox I tested. OnMatrox Graphics Inc.

On the other hand, you can also choose to use the second display adapter matorx do Multi-Display, thus enlarging your desktop area. Newer versions, including Mystiquekept appearing until summer