from Matrox Graphics Inc. website
ushering in the next wave of high performance graphics
technology with their new flagship graphics chip, the
MGA-G200. Shattering all previous records, MGA-G200
surpasses Matrox's prior benchmark leading 2D performance
to once again become the industry leader. MGA-G200 also
has an advanced new 3D rendering and set-up engine to
accelerate Direct3D, OpenGL and 3D games with superior
image quality making it the first chip to blend superior
performance in every application area without compromise.
In addition, it provides full AGP 2X support and support
for up to 16 MB of high speed memory.
compromise next-gen architecture (MGA-G200) promises to
pack a sledgehammer combo of 2D and 3D performance that
could leave Voodoo2 face down in the dirt," Bootnet.
winning 2D performance
|If you thought
Matrox couldn't top themselves in the 2D world, think
again. MGA-G200's unique 128-bit DualBus architecture
outperforms traditional 128-bit bus designs and previous
64-bit designs. It does this by using two independent
64-bit buses (instead of one 128-bit bus) that operate in
parallel inside the chip to double the overall raw
performance of most 2D operations, even at the most
demanding resolutions and color depths. Results from
Ziff-Davis' Business Graphics WinMark 98 show the
MGA-G200 equipped with 8 MB of SGRAM achieves a score of
more than 200 million WinMarks at 1280 x 1024 at 24-bit
under Windows 95. At this performance level, the MGA-G200
is faster in 24-bit true color than its competitors
running the same test in 16-bit, making it the fastest 2D
accelerator in the world.
||Along with its
speed, comes uncompromising display quality. MGA-G200 is
equipped with an integrated 230/250 RAMDAC for superior
display quality, even at the most demanding resolutions
and color depths. This makes it the best choice for users
with large screen monitors who want high refresh rates to
eliminate annoying screen flicker.
rendering and set-up engine for superior 3D acceleration
|If you want to
turn your PC into a mass of 3D effects, crystal clear
graphics and awesome speed, you've come to the right
place. MGA-G200 has a powerful new 3D rendering and
set-up engine that offers world-class 3D acceleration
with superior image quality for applications like CAD, 3D
design and 3D gaming. Plus, it accelerates Direct3D,
OpenGL and Quake II-based games for real-time
responsiveness. MGA-G200 also supports all 3D special
effects in hardware including: bilinear and trilinear
flitering, alpha blending, specular highlighting, fogging
first saw colored lighting in Quake II on a 3DFx my jaw
dropped, when I saw it on the G200 in Forsaken my jaw
dropped hitting the desk which promptly broke in two.
It's a combination of the clarity, the richness of the
colors and the speed that just makes it look so much
better," reported the Matrox Users Resource
an independent site for Matrox customers.
Vibrant Color Quality rendering feature delivers sharp
contrasts and highly saturated colors for rendering
maximum photo-realism. Plus, it incorporates 32-bit true
color at 1280 x 1024 resolution for increased image
quality video engine
|MGA-G200 has a
high quality, high performance video scaling engine with
both front-end and back-end scaler so users get full
screen, full motion playback of software MPEG-1 and DVD
(MPEG-2) video. Video cards based on the MGA-G200 chip
will also be upgradeable with a DVD video daughter card
for hardware DVD acceleration for the highest quality
DirectX 6.0, Windows 98 and NT 5.0
introduction of DirectX 6.0 and the new Windows 98 and NT
5.0 operating systems will bring a new set of features to
the PC. MGA-G200 is equipped to fully exploit them and
deliver the highest level of satisfaction to users.
based on the MGA-G200 promise to deliver an unbeatable
combination of 2D, 3D and video never found before in a
single product. So if you're a 2D professional with a
penchant for raiding tombs or the only gamer in a house
full of 2D users, time to call a truce. MGA-G200 based
products will offer uncompromising high performance in
all areas, no matter what.
|Come back to
our web site later this month to find out about our
exciting new products based on the MGA-G200 chip
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