GL Performance Page G Max is the clear winner for bit rendering at high resolutions. The G is a video card made by Matrox , released in September It fairs well in period 3D-applications and games, although it will be slower than GeForce4 Ti most of the time. Matrox released their first Mystique on August 14, Have you ever wanted to watch DVD movies on one screen while finishing up that paper due tomorrow morning or had the need to see what was behind you before you got fragged in the last clan match? Only a few games supported the feature, such as Dungeon Keeper 2 and Millennium Soldier:

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Imagine an older driver delivering better performance than the newer revision. The image is crisp, has fine colors.

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Matrox G Max DualHead. Matrox was known for their quality analog display output on prior cards and the G is no exception.

This is actually composed of two independent unidirectional bit buses that runs parallel inside the chip. In early the final OpenGL driver was ready.

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Anyway, the results show that the Matrox OpenGL drivers are still not matured yet. Overall Rating Out of a maximum of 5 Star. In cases where “available with OS” is stated, the operating system will install a Matrox driver that will give you basic 2D and 3D functionality, where this driver is supported by Microsoft.

However, on the Matrox G, even when the display is set to render at bits, all internal rendering would still be performed with agl accuracy and the final image is actually dithered down to bit.


This is not surprising as we saw from earlier tests that the G Max is really better at higher resolutions. Previously Released Drivers for Older Matrox products Drivers in this section are previously released drivers and should be used for trouble shooting purposes only. However, if you prefer not to watch a compressed version of the Starship Enterprise, you can always choose to preserve the It is not Direct3D aagp.

The Matrox DeskNav is a little utility that you can call up to zoom into a particular section of your desktop. This is the first thing that you will notice upon rebooting your machine after the installation of the drivers. DualHead Feature Page 6: It fairs well in period 3D-applications and games, although it will be slower than GeForce4 Ti most of the time.

But before I do that, let’s take a look at some of the driver features that the G has to offer. It was also equipped with a hardware transform and lighting unit capable of processing 20—30 million triangles per second.

Besides adjusting for refresh rate, you are also given the option to adjust for the screen size and position via the software drivers. One of the most common boards based on this logic was marketed as Matrox Millennium P Just count how many bold coloured numbers you see for each card, and you will know what I mean.

This is a really cool feature which adds a lot more gaming enjoyment as you never know what kind of visual surprises await you. The difference is most notable on bit rendering where most video cards would fail to render accurate color reproductions. Its intended audience was CAD users and others who desired high-performance, high-resolution GUI acceleration and was highly-priced accordingly.


The image is less crisp matrod compared to the GMax. Miscellaneous Controls Page It basically test the system if DirectX 6. Imagine playing a flight simulator where one screen displays your cockpit, and the other displays a map or the status of your plane.

Initially the card did not have an OpenGL driver.

Currently, bump mapping is done in software that has inferior visual and it often costs a considerable amount of performance. Unfortunately, because of the identical core clock and due to lower memory bandwidth, G was slower than G in games. I did not try all software DVD players to see if it works, but if it is able to output my Southpark episodes full screen on the TV using Windows Media Player, I don’t see why other softwares cannot do the same.

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

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