This is certainly strange considering newer driver revisions should contain improvements. Just count how many bold coloured numbers you see for each card, and you will know what I mean. Besides that, the price tag is not small either. Ok, ok, I know some of you are getting overloaded already, but just bear with this for another second. Beta drivers are not supported by Matrox Graphics Technical Support.

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The difference is graphixs notable on bit rendering where most video cards would fail to render accurate color reproductions. 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.

HP Matrox Millenium G400 Dual Head (AGP 4x, 16MB)

Bthat are fully 4X compliant and run at the higher speed if the motherboard is capable as well. In cases where “available with OS” is stated, the operating system will install a Matrox driver that will give you basic 2D and sgp functionality, where this driver is supported by Microsoft.

Instead of rendering an entire scene, stencil-buffering determines the area which does not need rendering, thus, saving unnecessary rendering. This is certainly a great feature that none has been able to match, so far. A little disappointing for tweakers I must say.

It does this by improving on the 96 constant registers specified for by DirectX 8. Hardware MJPEG capturing can be unstable but software compression, using a good video codec, gives much better results anyway. If you configure this properly, you hardly need to readjust your monitor every time you execute a game that uses a different resolution.


I didn’t have such problems as I always buy movies from one particular region code. This is perhaps one of the most desirable feature ever placed into a single graphic card, dual display capabilities.

Quake III Test v1. Since the VCQ2 rendering engine actually renders scenes in bit mode and then dithered down to bit if you are using bit display modeI suspect the GMax should perform well in bit as compared to the bit mode.

An excellent feature for the visually challenged? I did not try any overclocking on the card as I felt that it is too precious and expensive to fry graphicss card.

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

There’s also a slider to adjust the color temperature. This shows that the GMax is actually using the VCQ2 rendering engine which renders 3D graphics at bit and then dithered down to bit. Let’s look at how they perform in 3D Mark99 Graphcis, shall we? 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. Now, let me go through some of the more interesting ones.

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Previously Released Drivers for Older Graphifs products Drivers in this section are previously released drivers and should be used for trouble shooting purposes only. This is not surprising as we saw from earlier tests that the G Max is really better at higher resolutions.

Well, I have tested the card running several games and I must say that I’m impressed with the sharp and rich picture quality. Oh yes, before I forget, you can still set your Windows refresh rate on your primary monitor to Hz while you output your screen image to the TV. Besides these magrox, the 0.


Also, it should be interesting to see how the GMax can edge out the competition with bit rendering.

Also, driver version 5. They were the first to introduce a bit graphics engine for the PC market with its MGA series in Judging from the range of mouth-watering features, we can 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. On the other hand, the Matrox Diagnostic is a small utility to check if your system is ready to use the G Drivers in this section are zipped using the -RP option.

The DualHead settings are further explored below. First of all, the installation of the drivers millennijm fairly simple and straightforward.

This meant that the primary monitor could run much higher resolutions and refresh rates than the secondary. It contains various features, such as full hardware alpha-blended sub-picture blending and real-time aspect ratio conversion.

This is actually a requirement in the CAD world, where exact depth precision is needed.