There is no doubt that this product is packed with some of the best features you can find, or will ever find in one single offering. The 3D capabilities of G were identical to G You can have an opened spreadsheet on one display, and your favourite word processor on another. There are no WDM drivers available for this card. This is something that a lot of users would want to know, and skipping this section would certainly be a catalyst for a flaming session. The Matrox Millenium G series of graphic accelerators offers all kinds of graphic processing you will ever need in a single card.

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Gamers would find it an irresistable feature as it offers high quality TV output, as well as a second display for certain games that utilizes the feature.

The G is a video card made by Matroxreleased in September Instead of rendering an entire scene, stencil-buffering determines the area which does not need rendering, thus, saving unnecessary rendering. With regard to its hardware, G’s triangle setup engine, called the “Warp Engine” matros, was somewhat slower than the counterparts aboard the competition’s cards.

This was the same as G There are several more settings available if you enable DualHead display.


Retrieved from ” https: This results in rich image quality with smoother and accurate color reproductions. This utility is useful especially for those who own older monitors that does not automatically store the user’s settings. The Matrox Millenium G series of graphic accelerators offers all kinds of graphic g00 you will ever need in a single card. The Matrox DeskNav is a little utility that you can call up to zoom into a particular section of your desktop. As said earlier, G suffered at launch from driver problems.


Anyway, let’s take a quick look at some 3DMark 99 Max benchmark scores.

The chip had 3 pixel pipelines with 3 texture units each. Click on the screenshots to view the image in full size.

It added some new features to DualHead that worked with Internet Explorer to make pages show up on both screens at once. Handy tool if you need to magnify a certain area of your screen. Well, enough of my usual rantings, I’m sure most of you are dying to find out just how well this card performs as compared to the other cards that’s available in the market.

Overclocking tests showed that the core was unable to achieve higher speeds than G even though it was manufactured on a newer process.

Matrox Millennium G400 DualHead

This tab allows one to control the gamma settings of your display. They were the first to introduce a bit graphics engine for the Dualheae market dualhhead its MGA series in magrox On the other hand, the DualHead Zoom option actually uses the second display to zoom into any area that you have selected to magnify in your primary display.

Numerous tabs g40 the display properties window is available for you to configure each option. Overall Rating Out of a maximum of 5 Star. This meant that the primary monitor could run much higher resolutions and refresh rates than the secondary. G was known for being particularly dependent on the host system’s CPU for high 3D performance.


Matrox G – Wikipedia

Just count how many bold coloured numbers you see for each card, and you will know what I mean. Well, that’s about it. Boards shipped with dual analog VGA connectors.

Now, let me go through some of the more interesting ones.

The Installation, Driver features and Programs. This is because the chip could get pretty hot as it is required to handle the second display at higher refresh rates than other similar chips used in other cards. Matrox millennium g dualhead Rating Out millenniu a maximum of 5 Star.

Matrox Graphics – Products – Legacy Products – G-Series – G

It contains various features, such as full hardware alpha-blended sub-picture blending and real-time aspect ratio conversion. The dualhad example for the use of stencil buffering is in flight simulator games, where the view of the cockpit is masked out since it does not need constant rendering, and only the scene outside the cockpit is rendered. In cases where “available with OS” is stated, the operating system will install a Matrox duualhead that will give you basic 2D and 3D functionality, where this driver is supported by Microsoft.