Matrox

Matrox (19)


Founded in 1976 - short company info
Focused on profi 2D cards.
1st card - Matrox Video RAM

Introduced as 1st:
1979 - 1st multimonitor single card Matrox Quad Video
1986 - 1st 3D accelerator card for PC - SM-640
1993 - 1st 64bit card Matrox Impression

Lowcost Parhelia with reduced memory bus and number of pipelines.

Hi-end Matrox card with 512-bit GPU, triple-head (VGA only) support. Exists also in 256MB version. Supports 10-bit per color channel.

Added 2nd texture unit per pipeline and HeadCasting engine (Vertex Shader).

Quad monitor business solution.

G400 core die shrink with DDR memory support.

Higher clocked G400 with better Ramdac.

New 256bit core, added 2nd pipeline, AGP 4x support and Environment-Mapped Bump Mapping. 1st chip supporting two independent monitor screens.

Dual/quad monitor business solution with optional TV tuner.

Die shrink of G200 core, mostly sold as lowend business OEM solution.

New 128bit core, AGP 2x support.

Quad monitor business solution with optional TV tuner.

Enhanced 3D core from Mystique, SDR support. Sold as lowcost business solution.

Added 3D core from Mystique, AGP support, doubled max memory size and enhanced Ramdac.

Enhanced Ramdac and higher clocks.

1st company game card with integrated Ramdac using cheaper SGRAM memory.

Supports faster WRAM memory, enhanced poor DOS performance of previous chips.

Pin compactible with IS-ATLAS, but have 3D and Gourard shading support.

One chip profi GUI/CAD solution without Gourard shading.

1st 64bit graphic cards for CAD users.