Again you can import your own DigiMask from the DigiMast software or use a prefab head. Matrox stopped support for Marvel GTV early because there was no way to make it fully functional in Windows On , Matrox Graphics Inc. Unfortunately Matrox never described the functionality of this component in-depth so little is known about it. This page was last edited on 4 January , at While it’s nothing like the full Vertex and Pixel Shader implementations in a GeForce3 or Radeon it does do some key operations.

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

Matrox took the technology developed from the G project, refined it, and basically doubled it up to form the G processor. The Millenium G which I’m looking at today is aimed squarely at the business user. Overclocking tests showed that the core was unable to achieve higher speeds than G even though it was g505 on a newer process.

First off, a quick look at the highlights and features that most people identify with. This page was last edited on 4 Januaryat Matrox only supports HeadCasting feature through the bundled Matrox Digimask software, katrox have never become popular. The situation was eerily similar to what had happened with the older G, with its near-total lack of credible OpenGL support. The core itself is created on a 0. The G is a video card made by Matroxreleased in September However, the Warp engine was programmable which theoretically enhanced flexibility of the chip.

It’s nice of Krogoth to fill in for Chuckula over the holidays. Lets mayrox a look at the formal specification. G was known for being particularly dependent on the host system’s CPU for high 3D performance.


Both cards do a twin output solution and both are faster at 3D, the GF2 markedly so. You use a technology and g50 application called DigiMask.

Like the G before it, the G focuses on features for the business world rather than 3D frame rates for gamers. Neutronbeam Zak, you know you can’t validate any of the above details mtrox first throwing By using this site, you agree to g50 Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Again, it’s obvious that the cards strengths lie elsewhere and that gaming isn’t really acceptable, not with current titles at least, even with a highly capable AthlonXP platform to work with.

The card struggles playing Quake3 with everything on and the Gainward Ti ends up being over 8 times faster at x Not being an exception, however, doesn’t mean the G can’t be exceptional at what it’s designed to do.

Matrox Millennium G550: Matrox’s Next-Generation chip arrives

Matrox made it very clear that they were committed to supporting OpenGL, however, and development rapidly progressed. Despite the feature, it is inaccessible by DirectX driver.

The system would still be card limited even on an XP or lower. Being a relatively new part, the card also has hardware support for the major D3D and OpenGL primitive formats and is a full bit renderer along the entire pipeline including bit multitexture and final bit colour output.

Matrox’s G graphics card – The Tech Report – Page 1

Perhaps the most notable feature of G is its ability to drive two separate monitors to display a single desktop. Eventually a native OpenGL driver called “TurboGL” was released, but it was only designed to support several popular games martox the time e.


DVDMax is part of the DualHead technology and allows full screen, full speed matgox video playback on the 2nd head. The chip had 3 pixel pipelines with 3 texture units each. We all know the G is a bit of an enigma, but is it really especially well suited for the business niche?

G’s rendering pipelined uses what Matrox called “Vibrant Color Quality 2” VCQ2a functionality in which all internal 3D calculations are done with bit precision. V550 The Tech Report 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 new chip featured several new and innovative additions, such as multiple monitor output support, an all-around bit rendering pipeline with high performance, further improved 2D and video acceleration, and a new 3D feature known as Environment Mapped Bump Mapping.

Matrox arguably pull matroc off better than the rest with DVDMax especially standing out as a great feature on b550 G also present on the older GHydraVision from ATi is a good solution and is present on a lot of their cards.