This is an evolution of G’s “DualBus”, which had been bit. 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. This feature virtually add details such as scratches, surface textures or water rippling effects just to name a few to your 3D game environment, thus, adding a lot more visual enjoyment rather than just frame rates. On the other hand, the Matrox Diagnostic is a small utility to check if your system is ready to use the G Thus, it is not surprising to see Matrox striving to deliver yet another high performance video card into the market with the introduction of the new Matrox Millenium GMax. Matrox only supports HeadCasting feature through the bundled Matrox Digimask software, which have never become popular.

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Matrox was known for their quality analog display output on prior cards and the G is no exception. The goal was to prevent dithering and other artifacts caused by inadequate precision when performing calculations. However, you can still choose to use other software DVD players to obtain better features, but with a price.

The G continually received official driver updates into The 2D Video speed was expected as Matrox is well known for its 2D video speed. I had to format it that way in order to squeeze all the numbers into the table. The Matrox PowerDesk taskbar icon is already a standard sgp every Matrox video card products.

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 geaphics using the P!!! The DualHead feature of the card allows the user to use two different monitors for increased productivity and entertainment.


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

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 package includes the following: 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.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. This results in rich image quality with smoother and accurate color reproductions. They are almost perfect. There are several more settings available if you enable Braphics display. On the other hand, if you compare the millenniumm at both and Mhz, the performance was almost on par, and only a few framerates away from each other as compared to the TNT2 Ultra.

I was hoping to run Quake II at higher resolutions of x, but somehow, the program reported an error, and I had to stop the test at x I’m not sure if it could be done, but if it, perhaps Matrox should consider placing that option in their next driver revision? Overall Rating Out of a maximum of 5 Star.

Boards shipped with dual analog VGA connectors. In addition to bit Z-buffering, the G also supports 8-bit stencil-buffering with bit z-buffer.

Matrox Millennium G graphics card – MGA G – 16 MB Overview – CNET

Matrox took the technology developed from the G project, refined it, and basically doubled it up to form the G processor. Over the past five years alone, Matrox has been recognised with g40 awards for its innovation in graphics and video technology. 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.


G4000, at x, the G Max was the matrix of the lot. Where many cards were crippled by blurry output, especially as the resolution and refresh rate increased, the Matrox cards delivered very sharp and clear images.

Unfortunately Matrox never described the functionality of this component in-depth so little is known about it. The difference is most notable on bit rendering where most video cards would fail to render accurate color reproductions.

Again you are given the choice to set the quality of the picture reproduced on your TV.

Drivers for older/legacy Matrox products

However, at lower resolutions, the TNT2-Ultra is still the better choice. Subsequently inthey were also the first to introduce high-quality video editing to the consumer market with its Rainbow Runner Series.

However, the boxed retail version for the GMax have only just arrived. There are no WDM drivers available for this card.

The manual in the accompanied CD details the proper procedure should you encounter any problems when installing other driver versions.