There’s also a slider to adjust the color temperature. Also note the jagged patterns in the TNT2 rendered image. This was attributed both to its architecture and to the poor drivers it relied on for much of its life especially OpenGL ICD. Perhaps when it has reached the end of its useful life, I would probably try overclocking the card. They were the first to introduce a bit graphics engine for the PC market with its MGA series in

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But for Matrox, I’m confident that they will come through with a set of good drivers eventually.

The G Max is not far behind and leads in the remaining tests. In a worst case scenario, one miplennium actually observe artifacts in a 3D rendered scene, such as a flickering shadow on an uneven floor. The situation was eerily similar to what had happened with the older G, with its near-total lack of credible OpenGL support. It allows easy navigation and setup of your display with one click of a button.

Matrox G400

Besides adjusting for refresh rate, you are also given the option to adjust for the screen size and position via the software drivers. This increases the efficiency and bandwidth of data flow within the chip to each of its functional units. Again, the TNT2 Ultra triumphed in almost every category. However, the Warp engine was programmable which theoretically enhanced flexibility of the chip. I’m sure most of you would have been drooling by now, after getting a load of all the great features that’s packed into this little baby.


It added some new features to DualHead that worked with Internet Explorer mztrox make pages show up on both screens at once. The Matrox TV decoder chip is also attached with a smaller piece of heatsink. Also to note is the small difference between bit and bit performance for the G Max. Good utility to have to help check if you have all the latest softwares installed. A bit bus reduces the board’s complexity and cost because fewer traces have to be used, and potentially the pin-count millenmium the graphics processor can be significantly reduced if the chip is designed only for a bit bus.

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.

Internally the G is a bit processor, using what Matrox calls a “DualBus” architecture.

HP Matrox Millenium G Dual Head (AGP 4x, 16MB) Overview – CNET

But before I do that, let’s take a look at some of the driver features that the G has to offer. Anyway, let’s take a quick look at some 3DMark 99 Max benchmark rgaphics.

Calling up the Display Properties, one would be confronted with a lot of options to configure your video card.

However, it does require you to fix a certain region code before you could start playing your favourite movies. The Information tab displays all the necessary information you need to know about the card from the size of the memory to the serial number of the video card.

Unless otherwise indicated, HF drivers require version 1. However, do note that the Max version only began shipping in the US sometime mid of August. This eliminates the black bands on the top and bottom of your TV screen, especially when viewing DVDs encoded in the Letterbox or Widescreen formats.


The Matrox Millenium G series of graphic accelerators offers all kinds of graphic processing you will ever need in a single card. This was attributed both to its architecture and to the poor drivers it relied on for much of its life especially OpenGL ICD. Those who want a kick-ass 3D card, I suggest that you wait for the next generation of video cards which will be released in the coming months.

The DualHead settings are further explored below. Previously Released Drivers for Older Matrox products Drivers in this section are previously released drivers and should be used for trouble shooting purposes only.

The G is a video card made by Matroxagpp in September But look at it this way, if you could see differences here, guess how much more you would see at higher resolutions? We can see that the GMax suffers little performance hit when moving from bit to bit rendering.

The gaming possibilities are endless. The Matrox DeskNav is a little utility that you can call up to zoom into a particular section of your desktop.