Following chips were about making G more cost efficient. Soon the prices dropped to dollars and G was presented as office card- and it was excelent at that. With small 3d polygons faster chip wins, large polygon fills are more limited by memory bandwidth. Parhelia appealed only to small niche and Matrox left this arena to concentrate on graphics technologies for other uses. The “winner” is clear already. Pictures cannot tell how it looks in games with intensive blending. I am more inclined to believe that Matrox realized how silly it was to come out with this stipple alpha madness in and decided to pretend they were not even trying to be good in 3d.
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At least with this card 32 bit depth becomes realistic possibility and allowed me to confirm mipmap selections of G are indeed problematic. The big geeky question is what is the 3d engine exactly. Matrox still could not be bothered with OpenGL driver. It is an evolution of Fast Texture Architecture, but what else could change?
Matrox G – graphics card – MGA G – 4 MB Overview – CNET
I found out one big thing, G supports multitexturing. Good news is that unlike Mystique and Millenium II this card displays textures in all games, only world texturing of Half Life and Thief resists. Well, this is one of the ugliest filters I saw, but it still helps. Parhelia appealed only to small niche and Matrox left this arena to concentrate on graphics technologies for other uses. I have no idea. But if the real chip clock is higher, then integer dividers would get me nowhere near the other board.
Matrox Productiva G review
Surprise Since Matrox quickly remove any gaming bells from G just like with Millennium II criticism of 3d capabilities would be off the place. Anyway, this should mean Matrox was sgp to the gaming market with multitexturing.
Watching this puppy drawing mega texels per second back in the days when I believed it runs at 41 MHz filled my head with associations with Parhelia’s quad texturing. Continue to performance summary.
Matrox Productiva G100 graphics card – MGA G100 – 8 MB Series
It offered more of geometry performance and color precision which is good for professional applications, however, games suffered from poor pixel fillrate.
In fact, these two cards mga-h100 trade blows which implies chip clock is compensating memory clock differences. Multitexturing speed aside, would Matrox develop another Fast Texture Architecture 3d core and release it just one month before much better 3d chip?
Epilogue So much about a chip that should have play games until release matrrox arrived and Matrox turned on a dime.
Data Processing Unit can now calculate vertex fog and bilinear interpolator was added to Texture Mapper. Since two of them are fully opaque and fully transparent, there is only 14 patterns to mga-v100 intermediate steps from half to fully transparent. G First I should say this is again not exactly a gamers card.
,ga-g100 Pictures cannot tell how it looks in games with intensive blending. Rain, shadows even environmental maps can be easily rendered by proper amount of ordered black pixels. I am more inclined to believe that Matrox realized how silly it was to come out with this stipple alpha madness in and decided to pretend they were not even trying to be good in 3d.
In most cases games on G looks better than on Mystique, but there are situations when that horrible blending ruins it all. Last totally failing titles are Populous: Very simple board of cheapest Matrox product. With small 3d polygons faster chip wins, large polygon fills are more limited by memory bandwidth.
Those checkboards are even more abusive and more frequent too. Alright, forget what Matrox said about powerful 3d accelerator mtrox welcome to the domain of corporate computers. Baseline per polygon mip-mapping is implemented as well. Devoted fans were waiting for the next big thing which would show GeForces and Radeons what Matrox can do, but waiting took too long.
Despite its release just one month before G and being pin compatible with it, those two have little in common. But Matrox pulled this one out after press announcement claiming G is a powerful DirectX 6 accelerator and quickly drop such boasting later.
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Also G can properly render fog of distance. The patterns are defined for 4×4 pixel squares by four bit register, meaning 16 options. First I should say this is again not exactly a gamers card.