See details for description of any imperfections. Perhaps the most notable feature of G is its ability to drive two separate monitors to display a single desktop. It is not Direct3D compatible. Gamers would find it an irresistable feature as it offers high quality TV output, as well as a second display for certain games that utilizes the feature. GL Performance Page Again we see the G trailing only a little behind the G Max. There is no doubt that this product is packed with some of the best features you can find, or will ever find in one single offering.

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The OpenGL drivers are still not as matured as I’d like it to be, and there are certainly g4000 lot more that could be done to improve the OpenGL performance. Basically, this rendering engine ensures that richly textured 3D environments are rendered with vibrant colors and sharp contrasts.

But before I do that, let’s take a look at some of the driver features that the G has to offer.

Matrox MGA G (G4+M4A16DG) 16MB SGRAM AGP 4x/8x Graphics adapter | eBay

Expendable Screen Captures Page 5: 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. Judging from the range of mouth-watering features, we avp see this card is indeed packed with a lot of new features that will excite not only gamers, but also users who seek to increase work productivity.


Unfortunately Matrox never described the functionality of this component in-depth so little is known about it. A little disappointing for tweakers I must say. Based in Motreal, Canada, this graphics chip designer and board manufacturer is a leader in the graphics industry. Click on the images to see the full view of the picture itself.

The manual in the accompanied CD details the proper procedure should you encounter any problems when installing other driver versions. However, apart from higher resolutions, upgrading memory did not make much difference.

IBM 37l2397 Matrox G400-16mb AGP VGA Video Card 37L2398

OnMatrox Graphics Inc. Skip to main content. This is an evolution of G’s “DualBus”, which had been bit. Also includes hardware subpicture and scaling for maximum image quality and features 5 display modes including: Well, natrox about it. DirectX Performance Page Boards shipped with dual analog VGA connectors.

The lowest-priced item that has been used or worn previously. This is certainly strange considering newer driver revisions should contain improvements.

The figures below will help explain the difference between Matrox’s bit DualBus and the traditional bit chip. 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. It is sad to see new products arriving at our doorsteps only after so many months after its first release. Imagine playing a flight simulator where one screen displays your cockpit, and the other displays a map or the status of your plane.

The G was essentially an improved and upgraded G This is actually composed of two independent unidirectional bit buses that runs parallel inside the chip.


Review of the Matrox G MAX

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. Matrox was known for their quality analog display output on prior cards and the G is no exception. Slave Zero Screen Captures Page 4: However, the G Max strength lies in the Rasterizer and Fill Rate tests where it scored a lot higher than the rest.

However, the Warp engine was programmable which theoretically enhanced flexibility of the chip.

Matrox G400

This page was last modified on 5 Aprilat Those who want a kick-ass 3D card, I suggest that you wait for the next generation of video cards which will be released in the coming months. The Millennium G series also allows you to recycle your old monitors and TVs, thereby reducing your total cost of ownership and making it the most cost effective multi-display solution available. Again you are given the choice to set the quality of the picture reproduced on your TV.

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