Archived from the original on Millennium 2 In summer Matrox released successor to the famous Millennium featured even higher 2d speeds, higher resolutions, crisper image output and for me most importantly a Direct3d compliant engine. Views Read Edit View history. NET Framework, even if version 2. Matrox is an umbrella name for two legal entities:. Not to be confused with Maxtor. In Matrox introduced the Matrox Impression, an add-on card that worked in conjunction with a Millennium card to provide 3D acceleration.

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So better to keep it off, it is likely just a driver hoax.

File name Release date and file size Driver Notes, including operating system and Matrox graphics card support Disk 1 It is the last MSI compatible card. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Matrox made several attempts to increase its share of the market for 3D-capable cards.

The G offered competent 3D performance for the first time, but was released shortly before a new generation of cards from Nvidia and ATI which completely outperformed it.

Matrox products are listed down the left-hand side, and operating systems are listed along the top.

Matrox Graphics is the primary consumer and end-user brand, while Matrox Video markets digital video editing gtaphics, and Matrox Imaging sells millennihm video capture systems and “smart cameras”, video cameras with a built-in computer millennum machine vision applications.

This page was last edited on 26 Novemberat Later versions in the Matrox G series were never able to regain the crown, and despite huge claims for the Matrox Parheliatheir performance continued to be quickly outpaced by the major players. Since then, Matrox has continued to shift the focus of its card designs towards specialized, niche markets, moving more deeply into enterprise, industrial, and government applications.


Matrox “HF” drivers have a rich interface that require Microsoft. Last stop is much less known G, which looks similar to Mystique and Millennium II, but actually hides quite a few changes. In addition to the proprietary millebnium provided by Matrox, the DRI community has provided drivers under the GPL license for many more of the devices.

For games that are truly playable faster clocked Mystique is still the better choice.

Drivers for older/legacy Matrox products

Not to be confused with Maxtor. Mystique reloaded With same shortfalls as Mystique it is ii outdated 3d accelerator. Another attempt was the Matrox G and G To support Unix and Linux, Matrox has released only binary drivers for most of their product line and one partially free and mkllennium driver for the G card which comes with a binary blob to enable some additional functionality. There are some good points for Millennium II. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Matrox Millennium II graphics card – MGA W – 8 MB Overview – CNET

Bad news was that the engine is only a little different from Mystique and is just as well feature poor. This includes solutions for when a large amount of monitors attached to the same PC is required. Matrox had to hold on a bit longer to cover gamers with G, but that advanced architecture is not vintage enough to be covered here.

Well, those weren’t the most missing feature of Mystique, but I understand it is good for CAD and similar no fun programs.


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Games like Populous, Take no Prisoners and Thief wisely reject the chip as hardware accelerator, and texture-less Shogo should do the same. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Matrox video cards. Through the s, Matrox’s cards followed changes in the hardware side of the market, to Multibus and then the variety of PC standards.

The games look the same, I could just repeat what I wrote previously about Mystique experience. In summer Matrox released successor to the famous Millennium featured even higher 2d speeds, higher resolutions, crisper image output and for me most importantly a Direct3d compliant engine.

Another unknown factor are drivers, Millennium II not being exactly a gamers grphics may lack some optimizations. But it is obvious competing semi-professional cards Permedia 2 and Revolution 3D offered much better 3d. NET Framework, even if version 2.

None of vertex fog, texture mip mapping, and dithering is supported. The product had good 2D and 3D performance but produced poor 3D images with the result that it was derided in reviews, being compared unfavorably with the Voodoo1 and even being nicknamed the “Matrox Mystake”. With larger framebuffer 32 bit colors are possible, but grahpics hit remains steep.