Previously Released Drivers for Older Matrox products Drivers in this section are previously released drivers and should be used for trouble shooting purposes only. Let’s take a look at how these three cards perform in Quake II. The DualHead Clone option is perfect for presentations where the image on your display monitor is replicated on the other output which can be connected to a large projector. Internally the G is a bit processor, using what Matrox calls a “DualBus” architecture. OK, to start off the second round of competition, let’s take a look at how well it performed in Quake II, again.

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It contains various features, such as full hardware alpha-blended sub-picture blending and real-time aspect ratio conversion. 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 killennium actually dithered down to bit.

I had to format it that way in order to squeeze all the numbers into the table. Matrox G drivers 5.

On the other hand, you can also choose to use the second display adapter to do Multi-Display, thus enlarging your desktop area. Well, here are some nice pics although not the best that I’ve captured to add graphiccs what you’ve already seen in other reviews. The Matrox G doubles the bandwidth by implementing a full bit DualBus architecture.


Typically, the drop in performance is less f400 1 fps at lower resolutions, but at higher resolutions the drop ranges from about fps. Instead of rendering an entire scene, stencil-buffering determines the area which does not need rendering, thus, saving unnecessary rendering.

Also note the jagged patterns in the TNT2 rendered image. Again, the TNT2 Ultra triumphed in almost every category.

Thus, do not expect any support for 4 speakers or more. This is the first thing that you will notice upon rebooting your machine after the installation of the drivers. I’m sure mztrox of you would have been drooling by now, after getting a load of all the great features that’s packed into this little baby.

I’m not sure if it could be done, but if it, perhaps Matrox should consider placing that option in their next driver revision?

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 the scene matgox the cockpit is rendered. It was also equipped with a hardware transform and lighting unit capable of processing 20—30 million triangles per second.

However, if proper care was not taken, the color precision can be lost on each texture pass which would result in cumulative rounding errors and ugly dither patterns appearing in the image. The bump-mapping feature made playing Expendable a pleasant and surprising experience as the graphics had improved visual realism.

Basically, this rendering engine ensures that richly textured 3D environments are rendered with vibrant colors and sharp contrasts. Besides these features, the 0. The place to find device driver updates.

The Options tab allows you to enable certain performance options, such as polygon acceleration, device bitmaps caching, bus mastering and bit Z-buffering. Matrox was known for their quality analog display output on prior cards and the G is no exception. The DualHead display offers a wide range of possibilities, for both gamers and professionals alike. With regard to its hardware, G’s triangle setup engine, called the “Warp Engine” ironically, was somewhat slower than the counterparts aboard the competition’s cards.


A little disappointing for tweakers Millennim must say. This card is an above average performer, giving the best in 2D video, the sharpest in TV-out quality, the richest in graphic quality and acceptable 3D video performance.

The grapyics was eerily similar to graphic had happened with the older G, with its near-total lack of credible OpenGL support.

Matrox G400

NET Framework, even if version 2. I’m not sure whether to blame Quake II or the driver, but Mlllennium tend to believe that it is the driver’s fault. Due to this lack of industry-wide support, and its toll on the limited graphics hardware of the time, EMBM only saw limited use during G’s time.

Also to note is the small natrox between bit and bit performance for the G Max. Nothing really fancy and almost every function available here are standard.