The Matrox TV decoder chip is also attached with a smaller piece of heatsink. But before I do that, let’s take a look at some of the driver features that the G has to offer. Despite the feature, it is inaccessible by DirectX driver. Mon Jul 16, Retrieved from ” https: This means that it will only playback audio in stereo only, and with reduced audio volume.

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Eventually a native OpenGL driver called “TurboGL” was released, but it was only designed to support several popular games of the time e.

Matrox Millennium G400 DualHead

Both of these images are produced with bit rendering. Thus, if you have DVDs from different regions, you might find this a big problem.

Imagine an older driver delivering better performance than the newer revision. This card is an above average performer, giving the best in 2D video, the sharpest in TV-out quality, the richest in graphic quality and acceptable 3D video performance.

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 This was the same as G Mastamind Ars Scholae Palatinae Registered: Comparing the framerates between bit and bit rendering, the TNT2-Ultra is still the clear champion in this category, especially at lower resolutions.

I did not try any overclocking on the card as I felt that it is too precious and expensive to fry the card. Now, let me go through some of the more interesting ones. Perhaps the most notable feature of G is its ability to drive two separate monitors to display a single desktop.


Click on the images to see the full view of the picture itself. For those that do not play much 3D games like methis card will offer you the best there is for now.

This is because the chip could get pretty hot as it is required to handle the second dkalhead at higher refresh rates than other similar chips used in other cards. The G continually received official driver updates into I didn’t have such problems as I always buy movies from one particular region code.

Also, it should be interesting to see how the GMax can edge out the competition with bit rendering. Gamers would find it an irresistable feature as it offers high quality TV output, as well as a second display for certain games that utilizes the feature. Hopefully, Matrox will send an update to enable better audio support.

The Enhance Text option really helps make text look sharper on the TV.

Matrox G – Wikipedia

Nothing really fancy and almost every function available here are standard. Thus, do not expect any support for 4 speakers or more. I continued to test the card further with the more recent driver version, which is 5.

Dualheax tests showed that the core was unable to achieve higher speeds than G even though it was manufactured on a newer process. I did not try all software DVD players to see if it works, but if it is able to output my Southpark episodes full screen on the TV using Windows Media Player, I don’t see why other softwares cannot do the same.


I showed a similar feature to my colleague the other day, using a friend’s notebook and he was already drooling at it. Anyway, when everything was up and dalhead again I tried half-life, set the video to x and OpenGL.

We can see that the GMax suffers little performance hit when moving from bit to bit rendering. I was dualhhead that the OpenGL ICD in the newer driver revision would be improved, but instead, its performance dropped as compared to the older 5.

Matrox G400

Matrox G drivers 5. The situation was eerily similar to what had happened with the older Ddualhead, with its near-total lack of credible OpenGL support. At this point, I was still not very satisfied and decided to run one last round of tests.

Those who want a kick-ass 3D card, I suggest that you wait for the next g400 of video cards which will be released in the coming months. G does have partial support for the DVD video decoding process dualhrad it does not perform inverse discrete cosine transform IDCT or motion compensation in hardware the two most demanding steps of the process.

The TNT2-Ultra driver version was the reference driver version 2. Matrox stopped support for Marvel GTV early because there was no way to make it fully functional in Windows