In addition, framerates also differed by only a few frames with different resolution settings, unlike the TNT2 Ultra. There were a few games included with the card that interfaced with it. It features a unique anti-aliasing technique called fragment anti-aliasing that provides very high quality claimed 16X-equivalent MSAA. Comparing the framerates between bit and bit rendering, the TNT2-Ultra is still the clear champion in this category, especially at lower resolutions. Also, driver version 5. The package includes the following:

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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.

Matrox G Max DualHead. EMBM requires either specialized hardware within the chip for its calculations or a more flexible and programmable graphics pipeline, such as later DirectX 8. But for Matrox, I’m confident that they will come through with a set of good drivers eventually. First of all, the installation of the drivers was fairly simple and straightforward. There’s also a slider to adjust the color temperature. We can see that the GMax suffers little performance miklenium when moving from bit to bit rendering.

This was attributed both to its architecture and to the poor drivers it relied on mafrox much of its life especially OpenGL ICD.

Matrox G400

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. The DualHead display nillenium a wide range of possibilities, for both gamers and professionals alike.


Since the VCQ2 rendering engine actually renders scenes in bit mode and then dithered down to bit if you are using bit display modeI suspect the GMax should perform well in bit as compared to the bit mode. Unfortunately, because of the identical core clock and due to lower memory bandwidth, G mafrox slower than G in games.

Matrox G – Wikipedia

The G is also capable of high-quality DVD playback at full resolution and frame rates. Note that the final drivers for G include a OpenGL driver with a bug that breaks transparent water. This is because the chip could get pretty hot as it is required to matrlx the second display at higher refresh rates than other similar chips used in other cards.

Matrox G drivers 5. Privacy policy About Vogons Wiki Disclaimers. In the bit and bit comparison tests, I only used Q3Test 1. On the other hand, the Matgox Zoom option actually uses the second display to zoom into any area that you have selected to magnify in your primary display.

This is not surprising as we saw from earlier tests that the G Max is really better at higher resolutions. Windows 98 Second Edition Build 4. The image is less crisp as compared to the GMax.

This feature virtually abp details such as scratches, surface textures or water rippling effects just to name a few to your 3D game environment, thus, adding a lot more visual enjoyment rather than just frame rates.

This driver was a precursor to a fully functional OpenGL ICD driver, a quick development to improve performance as fast as millenimu by offering an interim solution. The TNT2-Ultra is the champion at lower resolutions, but performed a little slower at high resolutions.

Other options are self explanatory. Judging from the Wintune 98 benchmarks, we can see that the G Max really performs with flying colours, beating the TNT2-Ultra in every single video benchmarks. Its intended audience was CAD users and others who desired high-performance, high-resolution GUI acceleration and millenoum highly-priced accordingly. In order to preserve the color accuracy, the VCQ2 rendering engine actually uses a bpp color throughout the rendering pipeline to produce smoother color gradients.


Matrox Millennium G400 (AGP 4x, 32 MB)

The Information tab displays all the necessary information you need to know about the card from the size of the memory to the serial number of the video card. Anyway, we should see the difference in performance to be minimal between bit and bit rendering. But for now, we shall test it in its intended form. It has somewhat improved 3D hardware compared to the Mystique and Millennium II, with bilinear filtering, but it still lacks critical features like full alpha blending.

Retrieved from ” https: However, you can still choose to use other software DVD players to obtain better features, but with a price. Matrox tried to make stable drivers for several months but with no luck.

What’s more, it is part of the DirectX 6 feature that enables any 3D hardware with this built-in feature to take full advantage of rendering scenes with a higher level of detail.