However, the G Max strength lies in the Rasterizer and Fill Rate tests where it scored a lot higher than the rest. Again, the TNT2 Ultra triumphed in almost every category. Imagine for a moment, a picture in the dark, revealed to you by a focused light only one square at a time. Other options are self explanatory. It also displays all the software version numbers. Matrox was known for their quality analog display output on prior cards and the G is no exception. The chip had 3 pixel pipelines with 3 texture units each.

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An excellent feature for the visually challenged?

Matrox Millennium G400 & G400MAX

Fill Rate with Multi-Texturing. Thus, it is not surprising to see Matrox striving to deliver yet another high mattrox video card into the market with the introduction of the new Matrox Millenium GMax.

Imagine playing a flight simulator where one screen displays your cockpit, and the other displays a map or the status of your plane.

Drivers for older operating systems Windows 95, Window 3. Unreal and Unreal Tournament may display an incorrect, overly 40 image. However, the Warp engine was programmable which theoretically enhanced flexibility of the chip.

A Matrox user going by name Adis hacked original drivers to make the card work under Windows EMBM requires either specialized hardware within the chip for its calculations or a more flexible and programmable graphics pipeline, such as later DirectX 8. First of all, the installation of the drivers was amtrox simple and straightforward. Matrox only supports HeadCasting feature through the bundled Matrox Digimask software, which have never become popular.


The G continually received official driver updates into Findings within a release of Matrox graphics drivers MGA Overall Rating Out of a maximum of 5 Star. Anyway, we should see the difference in performance to be minimal between bit and bit rendering.

The software is fairly simple to use and install. Handy tool if ,atrox need to magnify a certain area of your screen.

Matrox Millennium G & GMAX

Well, enough of my usual rantings, I’m sure most of you are dying to find out just how well this card performs as compared to the other cards that’s available in the market. As said earlier, G suffered at launch from driver problems. They must be unzipped using the -D option. Its intended audience was CAD users and others who desired high-performance, high-resolution GUI acceleration and was highly-priced accordingly.

Overclocking tests showed that the core was unable to achieve higher speeds than G even though it matroz manufactured on a newer process. It does this by improving on the 96 constant registers specified for by DirectX 8.

Matrox G – Wikipedia

Matrox took the technology developed from the G project, refined it, and basically doubled it up to form the G processor. The G was essentially an improved and upgraded G This was attributed both to its architecture and to the poor drivers it relied matrrox for much of its life especially OpenGL ICD.


At the time when the G was tested the driver version was 5. 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 Millennium G400 graphics card – MGA G400 – 16 MB Series

In order to preserve the color accuracy, the VCQ2 rendering engine actually uses a bpp color throughout the rendering pipeline to produce smoother color gradients. It is built on nm manufacturing instead of G’s nm and typically does not need a heatsink.

G’s OpenGL support was very poor until years into mattox life. The image is less crisp as compared to the GMax. There are several more settings available if you enable DualHead display.

Most of the options available in this pop-up menu is not native to all of you anymore, thus I will not talk about them. Some product drivers that I know never even matured after the product was delivered into the market many many months ago. This was only used for the Headcasting software.