I didn’t experience any signal quality problems. They aren’t out to create the fastest gaming accelerator and have no cards to compete in that sector at the moment. DualHead was still a novelty then and Matrox pulled it off very well and gave the masses a twin output solution. Is its 3D performance really that bad? Views Read Edit View history. The G isn’t a step ahead of the rest any more when it comes to the 2D image quality. Again, such undisclosed variations aren’t very nice.

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Boards shipped with dual analog VGA connectors. Matrox used fastest possible WRAM interface greatly increasing memory bandwidth.

G’s rendering pipelined uses what Matrox called “Vibrant Color Quality 2” VCQ2a functionality in which all internal 3D calculations are done with bit precision. I expected little impact from more memory and AGP bus.

Matrox’s G550 graphics card

Checkbox for acceleration of fogging still does nothing. EMBM requires either specialized hardware within the chip for its calculations or a more flexible and programmable graphics pipeline, such as later DirectX 8. The next piece of software that just escapes being branded as having novelty value only is the Matrox Virtual Presenter for Microsoft Powerpoint. G was Matrox’s first fully AGP -compliant graphics processor. Views Read Edit View history.

The card supports dual display on a wide combination of output devices.

Millennium 2 AGP

The system would still be card limited even on an XP or lower. Therefore it seems that Matrox doesn’t really have much to show with the G Being a relatively marox part, the card also has hardware support for the major D3D and OpenGL primitive formats and is nillennium full bit renderer along the entire pipeline including bit multitexture and final bit colour output. A bit bus reduces the board’s complexity and cost because fewer traces have to be used, and potentially the pin-count of the graphics processor can be significantly reduced if the chip is designed only for a bit bus.


Is its 3D performance really that bad? The G continually received official driver updates into The card sports a single passive heat sink, as quiet as they come, and has a nice low-profile design that should fit even the smallest corporate chassis. DualHead is also not a novelty any more.

What was the best tech product of ? Hopefully we’ll see Matrox back soon with new card since one less player in the performance card market means less competition which only harms the consumer. Neutronbeam Zak, you know you can’t validate any of the above details without first millenniym Well, those weren’t the most missing feature of Mystique, but I understand it is good for CAD and similar no natrox programs.

This board was one of the very few times that Matrox would outsource for their graphics processor, and was certainly a stop-gap measure to hold out until the G project was ready to go.

You can select a range of prefabricated heads or import your own G500. On the digital flat panel front, both the primary and secondary displays max out at xx In the G incarnation, the DualHead technology is taken to the next step. However, for business users willing to invest in the technology, it does have benefits.


Remember that the Quake3 benchmarks we do at Hexus are with all performance sapping rendering features turned on.

Both cards do a twin output solution and both are faster at 3D, the GF2 markedly so.

Matrox G – Wikipedia

Introduction Anyone monitoring the current consumer graphics market, especially in relation to gaming and 3D performance will notice mlllennium Matrox haven’t been a large player in that particular market for a while. Retrieved from ” https: The G’s low-profile design should fit easily into even the most crowded cases.

Retrieved from ” https: G does have partial support for the DVD video decoding process but it does not perform inverse discrete cosine transform IDCT or motion compensation in hardware the two most demanding steps of the process.

All articles with dead external links Articles with dead external links from April Webarchive template wayback links. Lets take a look at the formal specification.

Matrox made it very clear that they were committed to supporting OpenGL, however, and development rapidly progressed.