Around , Matrox introduced a newer version of G, called GA. The goal was to prevent dithering and other artifacts caused by inadequate precision when performing calculations. The only chance for proper transparency are color keys. Matrox tried to make stable drivers for several months but with no luck. First off, a quick look at the highlights and features that most people identify with. For sure, HeadCasting is an interesting technology and we can applaud Matrox for taking the first steps to bring such a technology to the masses, it just doesn’t have the features or ‘realness’ to work properly and I can’t envision a good business fit.

Uploader: Tekora
Date Added: 27 August 2005
File Size: 14.70 Mb
Operating Systems: Windows NT/2000/XP/2003/2003/7/8/10 MacOS 10/X
Downloads: 82188
Price: Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]

It requires a PC with a G accelerator at each mtarox and the required audio hardware for speaking. 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.

Matrox G550 PCIe

G was Matrox’s first graphics processor to require added cooling in the form of a heatsink. The G could render 3D at all resolutions supported in 2D. Retrieved from ” https: We all know the G is a bit of an enigma, but is it really especially well h500 for the business niche?

DVDMax is part of the DualHead technology and allows full screen, full speed digital video playback on the 2nd head. The situation was eerily similar to what had happened with the older G, with its near-total lack of credible OpenGL support.


This meant that the primary monitor could run much higher resolutions and refresh rates than the secondary. The head is animated according to narrated audio. Matrox only supports HeadCasting feature through the bundled Matrox Digimask matroc, which have never become popular.

Matrox G – Wikipedia

This is an evolution of G’s “DualBus”, which had been bit. To conclude, HeadCasting, for me anyway has no use outside a business environment and wherever I’ve encountered a business incident where the technology could be employed, more established, effective means of communication are present.

There were also some problems with mip-mapping causing flickering in textures. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Matrox specifies Millennium II clock to 62,5 MHz, mine runs at 62,05 and some boards were even down to 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. There are some good points for Millennium II.

The G isn’t a step ahead of the rest any more when it comes to the 2D image quality. It was also equipped with a hardware transform and lighting unit capable of processing 20—30 million triangles per second. Boards shipped with dual analog VGA connectors. Specular lighting is not being mixed with texture colors. For games that are truly playable faster clocked Mystique is still the better choice. What was the best tech product of ?


Merry Christmas from The Tech Report staff! The underlying hardware is a highly capable DVD playback solution and the software layered matroxx top is excellent.

Matrox arguably pull it off better than the rest with DVDMax especially standing out as a great feature on the G also present on the older GHydraVision from ATi is a good solution and is present on a lot of millennjum cards. The result was the best quality bit and bit color modes available at the time. I milelnnium experience any signal quality problems. This was attributed both to its architecture and to the poor drivers it relied on for much of its life especially OpenGL ICD.

G’s rendering pipelined uses what Matrox called “Vibrant Color Quality 2” VCQ2a functionality in which all internal millennium calculations are done with bit precision. Last stop is much less known G, which looks similar to Mystique and Millennium II, but actually hides quite a few changes.

Views Read Edit View history. However, the Warp engine was programmable which theoretically enhanced flexibility of the chip. Matrox’s award-winning Powerdesk display drivers and control panel integrated Dualhead in a very flexible and functional way that become world-renowned for its effectiveness.