Even with initial driver difficulties, Matrox G was very competitive. The 3D capabilities of G were identical to G This page was last edited on 4 January , at Unfortunately Matrox never described the functionality of this component in-depth so little is known about it. Where many cards were crippled by blurry output, especially as the resolution and refresh rate increased, the Matrox cards delivered very sharp and clear images.

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This feature is known as “DualHead” and was a decisive edge for Matrox over the card’s h400-tv at the time. All articles with dead external links Articles with dead external links from April Webarchive template wayback links.

Matrox Marvel GTV (NTSC) Overview – CNET

The Matrox TVO controller. The 3D capabilities of G were identical to G Views Read Edit View history. With regard to its hardware, G’s triangle setup engine, called the “Warp Engine” ironically, was somewhat slower than the counterparts aboard the competition’s cards. Matrox made it very clear t400-tv they were committed to supporting OpenGL, however, and development rapidly progressed. However, the Warp engine was programmable which theoretically enhanced flexibility of the chip. A bit bus reduces the board’s complexity and cost because fewer traces have to be used, and potentially the pin-count of the graphics processor can be significantly reduced if the chip is designed only for a bit bus.

Hardware One Reviews – Matrox Marvel GTV (Page 2)

Log in Don’t have an matrpx This driver was a precursor to a fully functional OpenGL ICD driver, a quick development to improve performance as fast as possible by offering an interim solution. Bthat are fully 4X compliant and run at the higher speed if the motherboard is capable as well. The connector on the right is a proprietary pin interface connector for the supplied Marvel cable, which links the card to the Marvel connector box.


Post Your Comment Please log in or sign up to comment. Overall, Matrox was pleased with the way things went with the product and it would make perfect sense for them to improve on it. 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. With anti-slip feet at the bottom of the box, I had no problems placing it on top of my CPU casing, even with the heavy Marvel cable attached.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The G is a video card made by Matroxreleased in September Matrox really packed the components tightly together.

It does this by improving on the 96 constant registers specified for by DirectX 8. The goal was to prevent dithering and other artifacts caused by inadequate precision when performing calculations. The breakout box is a great convenience marvwl it allows easy access to frequently used connectors.

Matrox only supports HeadCasting feature through the bundled Matrox Digimask software, which have never become popular. Where many cards were crippled by blurry output, especially as the resolution and refresh rate increased, the Matrox cards delivered very sharp and mqtrox images. Imagine being able to preview one video source in a window on your monitor, while previewing another video source on your TV.


Matrox Marvel G400-TV

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Sign up now Username Password Remember Me. The result was the best quality bit and bit color modes available at the time. It is purely a Direct3D 6.

Matrox G400

This meant that the primary monitor could run much higher resolutions and refresh rates than the secondary. The May 20 th release of the successor to the G, mtrox Gmade quite a few gamers smile but very little attention was paid to the potential this single chip provided for an upcoming Marvel product.

It mwrvel some new features to DualHead that worked with Internet Explorer to make pages show up on both screens at once. No gripes on the build quality there.

Rather than releasing generation after generation of the same Marvel G product, Matrox sat quietly away in their Canadian based msrvel and worked towards designing an even better solution since the Marvel G did have its flaws in order to live up to the success of the original Marvel. In short, what g400-tc you get if you coupled the strengths of the original Marvel G with the functionality and performance of the semi-newly released G graphics chip?