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However, on the Matrox G, even when the display is set to render at bits, all internal rendering would still be performed with bit accuracy and the final image is actually dithered down to bit. Again we see the G trailing only a little behind the G Max. If you are looking for the most recent drivers, please click here. Hardware MJPEG capturing can be unstable but software compression, using a good video codec, gives much better results anyway. Let’s take a look at how these three cards perform in Quake II. It does this by improving on the 96 constant registers specified for by DirectX 8.

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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. I did not try any overclocking on the card as I felt that it is too precious and expensive to fry the card. MS DirectX Version 6. Due to this lack of industry-wide support, and its toll on the limited graphics hardware of the time, EMBM only saw limited amtrox during G’s time.

Nothing new g00 as this option is almost a must for any video card driver. These are the contents of the package: Now, let me go through some of the more interesting ones. The Monitor Settings tab allows one to configure the proper display refresh rate for each resolution.


Quake III Test v1. S-Video or Composite Video Out via special cable connected to the second vkdeo output. You may download and mwtrox these files from a directory of your choice. Anyway, I wouldn’t take Wintune benchmarks as truth as it is not the most accurate benchmarking software around. Show me what it can do!

We can see that the GMax suffers little performance hit when moving from bit to bit rendering. I had no problems whatsoever even when changing from one version of the driver to the other, although Matrox did recommend to fully uninstall the previous driver before installing the new fideo.

Easy MAMECab — Matrox G MAME video card review

The resulting zoomed area could be displayed on the secondary display. For more information, click here 1. 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. Findings within a release of Matrox graphics drivers MGA 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.

The goal was to prevent dithering and other artifacts caused by inadequate precision when performing calculations. Again, the TNT2 Ultra triumphed in almost every category. The TNT2-Ultra driver version was the reference driver version 2.

This means Singapore is only a few weeks to a month behind, which is bad enough for those who will have to wait for the product to arrive, only to find out that in another weeks later, the product would have been obsoleted by another new product emerging in the market. Texture Resolution Again, it is difficult to spot any noticeable difference.


Matrox G400

This driver is 2D only and does not support TV Out. This is another plus to gaming enjoyment as opposed to increased frame rates. Hardware MJPEG capturing can be unstable but software compression, using a good video codec, gives much better results anyway. I didn’t have such problems as I always buy movies from one particular region code.

The gaming possibilities are endless. Release notes Source code: The Matrox PowerDesk taskbar icon is already a standard in every Matrox video card products.

The dual bus architecture is not new to Matrox. But for Matrox, I’m confident that they will come through with a set of good drivers eventually. They were the first to introduce a bit graphics engine for the PC market with its MGA series in If you compare the Quake II demo1 and demo2 framerates for the G Max benchmarked using the Pentium II in the previous table above, you would find the framerates much higher than using the P!!!