The DualHead capability not only offered desktop widening but also desktop cloning two screens showing the same thing and a special “DVDMAX” mode which outputs video overlays onto the second monitor. Basically the hardware supports a full triangle setup and acceleration engine and up to date rendering features just it’s not as quick as any recent hardware as we’ll find out. The card The G isn’t much to look at. This was attributed both to its architecture and to the poor drivers it relied on for much of its life especially OpenGL ICD. It was also equipped with a hardware transform and lighting unit capable of processing 20—30 million triangles per second.

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By reading this site you agree to our cookie policy. The cards strengths lie elsewhere. Introduction Anyone monitoring the current consumer graphics market, especially in relation to gaming and 3D performance will notice that Matrox haven’t been a large player in that particular market for a while. Taking a look back at the feature list we can see that the card is targetted elsewhere.

The G makes use of its vertex and pallete skinning engine to matorx hardware skinning and vertex shading for mateox phot realistic heads. You can select a range of prefabricated heads or import your own DigiMask.

While it’s nothing like the full Vertex and Pixel Shader implementations in a GeForce3 or Radeon it does do some key operations. Dell returns to the stock market after six years. Lets take a peek under the hood and see what hardware the card has 3D wise. The hardware doesn’t run the Nature test due to a lack of hardware acceleration for the features the test needs. The 3D capabilities of G were identical to G Retrieved from ” https: The G continually received official driver updates into Remember that the Quake3 benchmarks we do at Hexus are with all performance sapping rendering features turned on.


The chip had 3 pixel pipelines with 3 texture units each. The head is animated according to narrated audio.

Matrox Graphics – Products – Graphics Cards – G-Series – G PCIe

There are no WDM drivers available for this card. The goal was to prevent dithering and other artifacts caused by inadequate precision when performing calculations. Jatrox G’s low-profile design should fit easily into even the most crowded cases. Yep, there’s only one port at the back. Merry Christmas from The Tech Report staff!

Matrox’s G550 graphics card

Codenamed ” Toucan “, it was a more powerful and refined version of its predecessor, the G LG HU85L projector needs but two inches to cast a 90” picture. First off, a quick look at the highlights and features that most people identify with.

Video conferencing works fine and you get a more human interaction. Matrox is known for it’s incredible 2D image quality on earlier products.

In other projects Wikimedia Commons. It was also equipped with a hardware transform and lighting unit capable of processing 20—30 million triangles per second.


The application functions like an instant messaging program but instead of text, you see the HeadCasting accelerated 3D head talking to you. This increases the efficiency and bandwidth of data flow within the chip to each of its functional units.

Matrox G400

Using speech recognition, the HeadCasting engine syncs the 3D head to your speech, giving the impression of authentic facial animations.

MGA-G processor added a second pixel pipeline, hardware mztrox and lighting, and the HeadCasting Engine, a hardware implementation of a vertex shader for accelerated matrix palette skinning. It appears to be just a cosmetic tweak away from the sky-blue Special Edition.

Maybe it’s because Matrox is a privately held company, so it doesn’t have shareholders clamouring for a sexy new 3D product to drive up the company’s stock price. G’s rendering pipelined uses what Matrox called “Vibrant Color Quality 2” Maroxa functionality in which all internal 3D calculations are done with bit precision. Internally the T550 is a bit processor, using what Matrox calls a “DualBus” architecture.