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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. Anyway, you should not need worry as the driver is smart enough to output the video playback in full screen to your TV. Another feature allowed for by the DualHead setup is the ability to output full screen DVD-out to a TV while running your desktop in a normal resolution on your primary display. There is nothing really bad about the card except that it did not deliver the performance that all gamers wanted. This is quite normal as the product only began shipping some one to two months ago.

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I did not try any overclocking on the card as I felt that it is too precious and expensive to fry the card. Click on the images to see the full view of the picture itself.

But for Matrox, I’m confident that they will come through with a set of good drivers eventually. Also, driver version 5. The situation was eerily similar to what had happened with the older G, with its near-total lack of credible OpenGL support.

Why on earth would you do something like that?

Drivers for older/legacy Matrox products

I’m not sure if it could be done, but if it, perhaps Matrox should consider placing that option in their next driver revision? Index Two Smiling Faces: 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. They are almost perfect. EMBM requires either specialized hardware within the chip for its calculations or a more flexible and programmable graphics pipeline, such as later DirectX 8.



Matrox tried to make stable drivers for several months but with no luck. This essentially turns your computer into a fully functional DVD player without losing any flexibility with when you can use your system to do work.

I’m sure most of you have already seen some of the most breathtaking shots ever reproduced on a graphic card. Log in Don’t have an account? Handy tool if you need to magnify a certain area of your screen.

Retrieved from ” https: In fact, games have become so complex nowadays that leaving this feature out would reduce the rendered image quality. Also, driver version 5. However, the boxed retail version for the GMax have only just arrived. For those that do not play much 3D games like methis card will offer you the best there is for now. The best example for the use of stencil buffering is in flight simulator games, where the view of the cockpit is masked out since it does not need constant rendering, and only jead scene outside the cockpit is rendered.

Even with initial driver difficulties, Matrox G was very competitive.


They were the first to introduce a bit graphics engine for the PC market dualhhead its MGA series in magrox On the other hand, the DualHead Zoom option actually uses the second display to zoom into any area that you have selected to magnify in your primary display. 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.


Hopefully, Matrox will send an update to enable better audio support.

Instead of rendering an entire scene, stencil-buffering determines the area which does not need rendering, thus, saving unnecessary rendering. Comparing the framerates between bit and bit rendering, the TNT2-Ultra is still the clear champion in this category, especially at lower resolutions. The G is also capable of high-quality DVD playback at full resolution and frame rates.

This results in rich image quality with smoother and accurate color reproductions. However, the Warp engine was programmable which theoretically enhanced flexibility of the chip. It basically test the system if DirectX 6.

The Matrox GMAX has a heatsink on the actual MGA-TVO chip, which according to Matrox, is there as a precautionary measure and is not related to any heat problems; on another note, the regular G does not feature the same heatsink. G’s 3D engine consists of 2 parallel pixel pipelines with 1 texture unit each, providing single-pass dual-texturing capability. This shows that the GMax is actually using the VCQ2 rendering engine which renders 3D graphics at bit and then dithered down to bit.