I was so disappointed. The frame buffer is in RGBA Despite the lackluster performance for its price, Matrox hoped to win over enthusiasts with the Parhelia’s unique and high quality features, such as “Surround Gaming”, glyph acceleration, high resolutions, and 16x fragment anti-aliasing. Unlike previous products, it supports Windows Vista Aero acceleration. Show less Show more. The Parhelia processor featured Glyph acceleration, where anti-aliasing of text was accelerated by the hardware. Some writers believed Parhelia to have a “crippled” triangle-setup engine that starved the rest of the chip in typical 3D rendering tasks .
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In other projects Wikimedia Commons. While the Parhelia possessed an impressive raw memory bandwidth much of it was wasted on invisible house-keeping tasks because the card lacked the ability to predict overdraw or compress z-buffer data, among other inefficiencies. However, it was all a bit of a moot point because Parhelia’s performance was not adequate to drive most DirectX 9-supporting titles well even without more complex shader code weighing the card down.
Despite the lackluster performance for its price, Matrox hoped to win over enthusiasts with the Parhelia’s unique and high quality features, such as “Surround Gaming”, glyph acceleration, high resolutions, and 16x fragment anti-aliasing.
Show More Show Less. Matrox Multi-Display Zoom – to view a portion of one display full-screen on the other display.
However, only 2 displays can be controlled independently. About this product Product Information With an unprecedented number of revolutionary technologies, Matrox Parhelia cards take larhelia quality, professional productivity and 3D realism to a new level. In JuneMatrox announced the release of M-Series video cards. Presumably there were several bugs within the Parhelia core that could not be worked around in the drivers.
It remained a niche product, while nVidia and ATI parhellia the majority of the discrete graphics chip market. Views Read Edit View history.
Matrox Parhelia-512 (PH-A8X128) 128MB DDR SDRAM AGP 4x/8x Graphics adapter
For example, in a flight simulator paruelia sim racingthe middle monitor could show the windshield while the left and matrix monitors could display the side views offering peripheral vision. See details for additional description. Dual link TMDS is supported via external controller connected to the digital interface. The Parhelia was the first GPU by Matrox to be equipped with a bit memory bus, giving it an advantage over other cards of the time in the area of memory bandwidth.
Any Condition Any Condition. Show less Show more. The lowest-priced brand-new, unused, unopened, undamaged item in its original packaging where packaging is applicable. Originally, Matrox planned to produce the “Parhelia 2” successor, codenamed “Pitou”.
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Packaging should be the same as what is found in a retail larhelia, unless the item is handmade or was packaged by the manufacturer in non-retail packaging, such as an unprinted box or plastic bag. Retrieved from ” https: To further improve analog image quality, 5th order low-pass filters are used. However, ATI’s Radeon was released later that year, with a considerably larger transistor count million vs.
Matrox Dual Head Clone – to view a copy of one display on the other display.
This page was last edited on 1 Augustat In this case it was the ATI Radeonreleased only a few months later. Viola’, the new Monitor worked great, great fonts, awesome picture even the older Monitor looked better. Unlike previous products, it supports Windows Vista Aero acceleration. Ratings and Reviews Write a review. This item doesn’t belong on this page.
The “Surround Gaming” support allowed the card to drive three monitors creating a unique level gaming immersion.