Findings within a release of Matrox graphics drivers MGA The 3D capabilities of G were identical to G Even with initial driver difficulties, Matrox G was very competitive. This meant that the primary monitor could run much higher resolutions and refresh rates than the secondary. This feature is known as “DualHead” and was a decisive edge for Matrox over the card’s competitors at the time.

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G was known for being particularly dependent on the host system’s CPU for high 3D performance. G’s rendering pipelined uses what Matrox called “Vibrant Color Quality 2” VCQ2a functionality in which all internal 3D calculations are done with bit precision. The situation was eerily similar to what had happened with the older G, with its near-total lack of credible OpenGL support. Show less Show more. Boards shipped with dual analog VGA connectors.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Perhaps the most notable feature of G is its ability to drive two separate monitors to display a single desktop.

Matrox MGA G400 (G4MMDHA32DELLR) 32MB SGRAM AGP 4x/8x Graphics adapter

This item may be a floor model or store return that has been used. EMBM requires either specialized hardware within the chip for its calculations or a more flexible and programmable graphics pipeline, such as later DirectX 8.

With regard to its hardware, G4400 triangle setup engine, called the “Warp Engine” ironically, was somewhat slower than the counterparts aboard the competition’s cards.


The G is a video card made by Matroxreleased in September Armed with the industry’s fastest graphics chip, the Millennium G Series takes explosive acceleration two steps further by adding unprecedented image quality, along with the most versatile display options for all your 3D, 2D, and DVD applications.

The G continually received official driver updates into However, the Warp engine was programmable which theoretically enhanced flexibility of the chip. As the most powerful and innovative tools in your PC’s arsenal, the Millennium G Series will not only change the way you see graphics, but will revolutionize the way you use your computer.

Overclocking tests showed that the core was unable to achieve higher speeds than G even though it was manufactured on a newer process. Codenamed ” Toucan “, it was a more powerful and refined version of its predecessor, the G This increases the efficiency and bandwidth of data flow within the chip to each of its functional units.

Matrox Millennium G graphics card – MGA G – 32 MB Overview – CNET

G’s 3D engine consists of 2 parallel pixel pipelines with 1 texture unit each, providing single-pass dual-texturing capability. The 3D capabilities of G were identical to G Bthat are fully 4X compliant and run at the higher speed if the motherboard v400 capable as well.

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


Matrox Millennium G graphics card – MGA G – 16 MB Overview – CNET

This was the same as G Show More Show Less. About this product Product Information Introducing the Millennium G Series – a dramatically different, high performance graphics experience. The goal was to prevent dithering and other artifacts caused by inadequate precision when performing calculations. This page was last edited on 4 Januaryat 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.

Matrox made it very clear that they were committed to supporting OpenGL, however, and development rapidly progressed.

Matrox G400

By shrinking the core, costs are reduced because more chips are made per wafer at the factory, and Matrox can take the time to fix earlier mistakes in the core, and trim or add new functionality. This item doesn’t belong on this page.

Skip to main content. This feature is known as “DualHead” and was a decisive edge for Matrox over the card’s competitors at the time. It does this by improving on the 96 constant registers specified for by DirectX 8.