So who uses them?

Discussion in 'General Graphics Cards Discussion' started by alewisa, Oct 7, 2002.

  1. alewisa

    alewisa New Member

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    Ok, I have two, but I am Matrox to the core. 3D performance is less important than picture quality. Also, as the PC's are by no means bleeding edge, there's no point (but games do seem faster now... ooops, I admit it. I like the odd game).

    Who else? What's your thoughts? happy with it?
     
  2. UberLord

    UberLord A Legend in Underwear

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    Loving it over here.
    Esp when I upgrade my CPU/memory soon :)

    Seeing as how their core and drivers are totally new(ish now - hehe) I'm just amazed how solid their product is. Provided they can fix one serious IQ bug then I'm staying with Matrox for some time :)
     
  3. RIV@NVX

    RIV@NVX Freedom is a feature.

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    If I had money for Radeon 9700 or Matrox Parhelia 512, I would definitly go for Parhelia.
    But it is too expensive...
    No way for now, and knowing Matrox's pricing, never. G550 still costs over $120 in Croatia, what is too much.
     
  4. HardwareHeaven

    HardwareHeaven Administrator Staff Member

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    sorry to go off topic here, but I had to say it ... you put a HELL of a lot of work into your signature RIV@NVX
     
  5. UberLord

    UberLord A Legend in Underwear

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    I felt kinda guilty enforcing the 10 line .sig limit on him this morning :sigh:
    You should have seen the first version! :duh:
     
  6. RIV@NVX

    RIV@NVX Freedom is a feature.

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    :)

    Thanks... Really?

    @Zardon...

    This is nothing compared to you - I would put an image into it, but it is forbidden, isn't it?
     
  7. UberLord

    UberLord A Legend in Underwear

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    Yeah - we don't allow images in .sigs anywhere.

    However, moderators are allowed larger avatars whilst the admins get to do whatever they please.
     
  8. RIV@NVX

    RIV@NVX Freedom is a feature.

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    Yeah, I can understand that. Why is there ten lines limit in sigs?
     
  9. alewisa

    alewisa New Member

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    On-line ordering?

    Nice place, Croatia. Been there once or twice meself.
     
  10. UberLord

    UberLord A Legend in Underwear

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    So signatures don't take up the entire screen.
    After all, I want to read peoples messages and not the signature which I've probably already read anyway :rolleyes:
     
  11. gibbon565

    gibbon565 Bouncy BOUNCY!

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    I'd really like to see the Parhelia do well as it is a good card :p and I think it is really unfair to compare it to the likes of the ATI Radeon 9700 as it is primarily a gaming card unlike the Parhelia :) One thing really bugs me though and that is the Anisotropic Filter only works to 2x when the hardware can handle 8x. I hope they fix that with new dirver releases :D Oh and I also hope that they fix the problem with quake 2 games like Half etc as games like CS are quite popular. I believe this card is ideal for any user even the gamer. You only have to look at the G400 and how long that has lasted. I think the Parhelia is here to stay.

    Andy.
     
  12. RIV@NVX

    RIV@NVX Freedom is a feature.

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    If you remember, when G400 MAX came out it put Riva TNT2 Ultra down by both quality and preformerance.
    Maybe Parhelia can have same story in some kind of re-realease with high quality drivers.
    And then
    UraniumXP tweaked drivers by Cyborg. :lol:
     
  13. UberLord

    UberLord A Legend in Underwear

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    IIRC, the GeForce 256 SDR was already on the market then the G400 Max came out - which was a faster card. The Voodoo's were also faster than the G400.
     
  14. RIV@NVX

    RIV@NVX Freedom is a feature.

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    Not in Croatia... impression of Matrox G400 overpreformed all Voodoos.
     
  15. alewisa

    alewisa New Member

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    Nooo... G400 was first. I was viewing the marketing pictures (remember the tree...?) on a G400Max at home. had just recommended all the designers at a company I was consulting for, upgraded from the current dual monitor solution to G200MMS and G400Max cards. They never looked back, and I was given a couple by way of thanks by the client (in addition to the fee!)
     
  16. RIV@NVX

    RIV@NVX Freedom is a feature.

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    That's what I thought, but UberLord made me doubt it.
    I remember 2 whole pages of review of G400 MAX in one magazine, with box in the middle...
    I was sooo impressed.
     
  17. UberLord

    UberLord A Legend in Underwear

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    I'm not wrong! Well, maybe just a little bit ;)
     
  18. RIV@NVX

    RIV@NVX Freedom is a feature.

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    OK, B-.
     
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    gibbon565 Bouncy BOUNCY!

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    The G400 definately came out before the geforce as when they reviewed it in Uk Pc mags such as PC zone they compared it against the TNT 2 and Ultra editions :) As I remember it did quite well in the reviews as it was the best card when it was released and they were questioning whether the geforce would take the crown when it was released :cool:
     
  20. RIV@NVX

    RIV@NVX Freedom is a feature.

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    Remember it too. And image of prototype GeForce 256 boards with 32MB of RAM seen - "this is going to change the world of graphics forever" - blah blah and some NVIDIA demos (avi).
     

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