The situation was eerily similar to what had happened with the older G, with its near-total lack of credible OpenGL support. Due to this lack of industry-wide support, and its toll on the limited graphics hardware of the time, EMBM only saw limited use during G’s time. It was also equipped with a hardware transform and lighting unit capable of processing 20—30 million triangles per second. See details for description of any imperfections. Matrox was known for their quality analog display output on prior cards and the G is no exception. Overclocking tests showed that the core was unable to achieve higher speeds than G even though it was manufactured on a newer process.

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Drivers for older/legacy Matrox products

However, contrary to the video mode’s name, G does not support full DVD decoding hardware acceleration. One of the most common boards based on this logic was marketed as Matrox Millennium P A later version increased clock speeds but also eliminated AGP 2x 3.

Previously Released Drivers for Older Matrox products Drivers in this section are previously released drivers and should be used for trouble shooting purposes only. 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. Unique to Matrox, this revolutionary technology allows a single AGP card to support two separate displays with as many as eight different configuration options.


This product is no longer available. Like the Parhelia, these boards have no driver support for Windows 9x.

Matrox Millennium G400 graphics card – MGA G400 – 16 MB Series

Matrox was known for their quality analog display output on prior cards and the G is no exception. Views Read View source View history.

Performance of this card is slightly above the G and G Matrox “SE” drivers have a standard interface that doesn’t require. Even with initial driver difficulties, Matrox G was very mgz.

Unless otherwise indicated, HF drivers require version 1. The 3D capabilities of G were identical to G It features a unique anti-aliasing technique called fragment anti-aliasing that provides very high quality claimed 16X-equivalent MSAA. This page was last edited on 4 Januaryat G’s rendering pipelined uses what Matrox called “Vibrant Color Quality 2” VCQ2 mgga, a functionality in which all internal 3D calculations are done with bit precision.

As said earlier, G suffered at launch from driver problems. This was the same as G 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.

mga(4): Matrox video driver – Linux man page

The chip had 3 pixel pipelines with 3 texture units each. 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.

Unfortunately Matrox never described the functionality of this component in-depth so little is known about it. Unfortunately, because of the identical core clock and due to lower memory bandwidth, G was slower than G in games. Drivers in this section are zipped using the -RP option. Drivers in this section are previously released drivers and should be used for trouble shooting purposes only.


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. There is also a G chip which was OEM-only.

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It typically comes with 8MB RAM and is capable of rendering at any resolution that can fit within that. You may also like. Also includes hardware subpicture and scaling for maximum image quality and matros 5 display modes including: Privacy policy About Vogons Wiki Disclaimers.

Video capturing was possible but drivers are still based on VfW. See details for description of any imperfections. Initially the card did not have an OpenGL driver. In cases where “available with OS” is stated, the operating system will install a Matrox driver that will give you basic 2D and 3D functionality, where this driver is supported jatrox Microsoft.