After some time Matrox attempted a comeback to the high performance market with Parhelia in summer Views Read Edit View history. Otherwise, the card was identical in feature-set to the original Mystique and offered almost identical performance. Previously Released Drivers for Older Matrox products Drivers in this section are previously released drivers and should be used for trouble shooting purposes only. Pipeline depth is whole two steps: Multitexturing speed aside, would Matrox develop another Fast Texture Architecture 3d core and release it just one month before much better 3d chip?

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In the office I could very well be happy with such a card. The Impression could not perform hardware texture mappingfor example, requiring Gouraud shading or lower-quality techniques. NET Framework, even if version 2.

The last g10a0 question is then the blending and G will attack your eyes with worst implementation ever.

Matrox Mystique – Wikipedia

But Matrox pulled this one out after press announcement claiming G is a powerful DirectX 6 accelerator and quickly drop such boasting later. In general, compared to its peers, the Matrox Mystique was a competent board with its own set of advantages and disadvantages as was typical in this era of early 3D accelerators. Detractors, however, referred to the card as the “Matrox Mystake”. Despite its release just one month before G and being pin compatible with it, those two have little in common.


It was based heavily on the Millennium but with various additions and some cost-cutting measures.

This raised my expectations regarding gaming speed, but surprisingly it did not exceed tested 4 MB G unless memory capacity is of concern. Drivers for matroc operating systems Windows 95, Window 3. At least with this card 32 bit depth becomes realistic possibility and allowed me to confirm mipmap selections of G are indeed problematic.

Matrox G – graphics card – MGA G – 4 MB Overview – CNET

Mystique’s 2D performance was very close to that of the much more expensive Millennium card, especially at XGA x resolution and lower, maatrox the SGRAM bandwidth was not a performance hindrance. Very simple board of cheapest Matrox product.

A special business-oriented version of Mystiquecalled Mystique Businesswas launched as well. In Next Generation called Millenium “the definitive 2D accelerator.

Beta drivers are not supported by Matrox Graphics Technical Support. I found out one big thing, G supports multitexturing.

Matrox G100 – graphics card – MGA G100 – 4 MB

Devoted fans were waiting for the next big thing which would show GeForces and Radeons what Matrox can do, but waiting took too long. The whole point of Productiva was to be good cheap office card and therefore 3d acceleration is even less desirable than with Millennium. First I should say this is again not exactly a gamers card. Rain, shadows even environmental maps can be easily rendered by proper amount of ordered black pixels.


I found it difficult to believe such low chip clock inpersonally I would expect divider of 2. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Soon the prices dropped to dollars and G was presented as office card- and it was excelent at that. The Impression was aimed primarily at the CAD market. Parhelia appealed only to small niche and Matrox left this arena to concentrate on graphics technologies for other uses. Archived from the original on Mystique was Matrox’s most feature-rich 3D accelerator inbut still lacked key features including bilinear filtering matrod, foggingand anti-aliasing support.

The shocker came next year when G with all the traditional advantages of Matrox showed framerates on par with hyped TNT2 and Matrxo. View Matrox screenshot gallery Overclocking G have a huge y100a, Matrox really put the chip clock unnecessarily low. Not to be confused with Maxtor. The 8 MB configuration used the memory expansion module. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Matrox video cards.

Those checkboards are even more abusive and more frequent too.