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 outside the cockpit is rendered. However, contrary to the video mode’s name, G does not support full DVD decoding hardware acceleration. S-Video or Composite Video Out via special cable connected to the second monitor output. Matrox was known for their quality analog display output on prior cards and the G is no exception. In addition to bit Z-buffering, the G also supports 8-bit stencil-buffering with bit z-buffer. Quake III Test v1.

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The dual bus architecture is not new to Matrox.

Matrox G400

Well, here are some nice pics although not the best that I’ve captured to add to what you’ve already seen in other reviews. 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.

I showed a similar feature to my colleague the other day, using a friend’s notebook and he was already drooling at it.

According to Matrox, multi-texturing requires the combination and blending of various textures onto a single polygon. This is not surprising as we saw from earlier tests that the G Max is really better at higher resolutions. Drivers for older operating systems Windows 95, Window 3. For professionals, the dual display feature helps improve productivity by doubling up your display workspace.


The same driver versions were used in the Quake II tests. There is nothing really bad about the card except that it did not deliver the performance that all gamers wanted.

Matrox Millenium G400 Max 32mb AGP Dual Head Graphics Card VGC

I know the table looks a little messy. Well, that’s about it. The G Max performed well throughout all the different resolutions, with little drop in frame rates in various resolutions, unlike the TNT2-Ultra.

Imagine how much more saliva he would leave on y400 keyboard if he sees it being done on the G Max.

At this point, I was still not very satisfied and decided to run one last round of tests. Most graphic cards do not support this and actually requires the user to lower their primary display refresh rates to 50Hz or 60Hz in order to output the display simultaneously to a TV.

However, the G DualHead display technology eliminates the need to change your primary display refresh rate and yet it is able to output flicker free high resolution images to the TV, thanks to the MGA-TVO video encoder chip. We finally made it to the benchmarks. By shrinking the core, costs are reduced because more chips are made per wafer at mstrox factory, and Matrox can take the time to fix earlier mistakes in djalhead core, and trim or add milelnium functionality.

This is because the chip could get pretty hot as it is required to handle the second display at higher refresh rates than other similar chips used in other cards. The Matrox TV decoder chip is also attached with a smaller piece of heatsink. With regard to its hardware, G’s triangle setup engine, called the “Warp Engine” ironically, was matrix slower than the counterparts aboard the competition’s cards.


I did not try any overclocking on the card as I felt that it is too precious and expensive to fry the card. It contains various features, such as full hardware alpha-blended sub-picture blending and real-time aspect ratio conversion.

This is a really cool feature which adds a lot more gaming enjoyment as you never know what kind of visual surprises await you. The difference is mwtrox notable on bit rendering where most video cards would fail to render accurate color reproductions. They are almost perfect. Msx manual in the accompanied CD details the proper procedure should you encounter any problems when installing other driver versions.

Eventually a native OpenGL driver called “TurboGL” was released, but it was only designed to support several popular games of the time e. The gaming possibilities are endless. Let’s take a look at how these three cards perform in Quake II.

HP Matrox Millenium G Dual Head (AGP 4x, 16MB) Overview – CNET

The Matrox DeskNav is a little utility that you can call up to zoom into a particular section of your desktop. The result was the best quality bit and bit color modes available at the time. Windows 98 Second Edition Build 4. However, contrary to the video mode’s name, G does not support full DVD decoding hardware acceleration.

Handy tool if you need to magnify a certain area of your screen.