In more generic terms the DPU is a bare pixel pipeline. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. There were also some problems with mip-mapping causing flickering in textures. But most of Direct3d games could use it, especially big low resolution textures like skies looks horrible unfiltered. There are few games were old with slower clocks beats fast and likely ability to texture from system memory is the reason.

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Initially the card did not have an OpenGL driver. Matrox G series, especially the Ge is still a popular choice for server motherboard manufacturers, like DELL’s PowerEdge series, due to its robustness, low power consumption and limited features needed just for VGA display.

Millennium’s engine is exposed to Direct3d, but I don’t know any titles except Turok which would not require texturing. From a business point of view it did its job well.

Matrox Millennium graphics card – MGA 2064W – 4 MB

In more generic terms the DPU is a bare pixel pipeline. Mystique was oriented on mid-end consummer and business market, offering excellent 2D performance, traditional for Matrox. Use dmy dates from January All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from December But most of Direct3d games could use it, especially big low resolution textures like skies looks horrible unfiltered.


There were a few games included with the card that interfaced with it. The cards also had ports for special add-on boards, such as the Rainbow Runnerwhich could add various functionality. The killer combo of lack of fogging, filtering and proper blending View Matrox screenshot gallery Incidentally OpenGL games can give a hint of Matrox’es Simple Interface, because Techland wrote a driver based on MSI library for their game using Quake 3 engine.

Matrox Graphics – Support – Latest Matrox drivers for legacy products

I found this just as annoying as lack of texture filtering. Playing with refresh timer did not make any difference to me. The chip also supported features such as trilinear mip-map filtering and anti-aliasing though this was rarely used. Overclocking With early Matrox 3d cards things are not so matro if you are looking for maximum.

However, it was not far behind and was certainly competitive. Performance of this card is slightly above the G and G Mystique’s mqtrox quality became quickly inadequate and perhaps from there comes the bad nick “Matrox Mistake”.

Drivers for older/legacy Matrox products

Drivers for older operating systems Windows 95, Window 3. If you are looking for the most recent drivers, please click here.


Its intended audience was CAD users and others who desired high-performance, high-resolution GUI acceleration and was highly-priced accordingly. It was blazing fast 2D card with crisp output for modern graphical imllennium like just fresh Windows Beta drivers are not supported by Matrox Graphics Technical Support.

I have only the Compaq type for board, so this one is used for testing. Performance is similar to a GeForce4 Ti. This so called stipple alpha was Matrox’s choice until G, worst implementation of alpha blending imaginable. TAW, Myth 2, Populous: The G could render 3D at all resolutions supported in 2D.

First decision is if to leave default 2: PCI interface was enriched by bus mastering. Views Read View source View history. It was released in As drivers matured these problems disappeared. Views Read Edit View history. Few titles from bundle of gaming edition had around polygon scenes.

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