Joined Sep 26, Messages 6, 1. Matrox tried to make stable drivers for several months but with no luck. The situation was eerily similar to what had happened with the older G, with its near-total lack of credible OpenGL support. Voldenuit It’s nice of Krogoth to fill in for Chuckula over the holidays. The G continually received official driver updates into Unless otherwise indicated, HF drivers require version 1.

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A Matrox user going by name Adis hacked original drivers to make the card work under Windows It has constant registers to allow it to do a full 32 matrix skin of a 3D mesh in hardware.

Both cards do a twin output solution and both are faster at 3D, the GF2 markedly so. The card struggles playing Quake3 with everything on and the Gainward Ti ends matros being over 8 times faster at x Matrox made it very clear that they were committed to supporting OpenGL, however, and development rapidly progressed.

Again you can import your own DigiMask from the DigiMast software or use a prefab head. Taking a look back f500 the feature list we can see that the card is targetted elsewhere. Before matroc take a look at the 3D performance using 3DMark Profession and Quake3, here’s the test system. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.


However, for matdox users willing to invest in the technology, it does have benefits. This meant that the primary monitor could run much higher resolutions and refresh rates than the secondary.

Matrox G400

Graphics Previous page Next page. Views Read Edit View history. On a more serio HeadFone is the application I can see businesses making most use of for site to site communcations. The cards strengths lie elsewhere. The head is animated according to narrated audio. Even with initial driver difficulties, Matrox G was very competitive. Remembering that the 2nd head can be a digital output or a TV and you have an excellent video playback solution.

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

As said earlier, G suffered at launch from driver problems. LG HU85L projector needs but two inches to cast a 90″ picture.

G does have partial support for the DVD video decoding process but it does not perform inverse discrete cosine transform IDCT or motion compensation in hardware the two most demanding steps of the process.

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.

Unfortunately Matrox never described the functionality of this component in-depth so little is known about it. If you are looking for the most recent drivers, please click here.

Matrox G PCIe Specs | TechPowerUp GPU Database

G5000 didn’t experience any signal quality problems. 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 matrod colour output. Unfortunately, because of the identical core clock and due to lower memory bandwidth, G was slower than G in games. Connecting two monitors through a Y-cable rather than directly to the video card had me a little worried about signal quality, but the cables Matrox provides for both DVI and analog interfaces are v500 and beefy.


Not being an exception, however, doesn’t mean the G can’t be exceptional at what it’s g5000 to do. In the G incarnation, the DualHead technology is taken to the next step. DualHead was still a novelty then and Matrox pulled it off very well and gave the masses a twin output solution.

The 3D performance was poor, 2D performance is matched by current cards and DualHead is done on other cards too now. We can see that gaming is not the cards strong point at all sadly. However that hasn’t stopped them making cards and they continue to develop new products and enhance the products they already have.