Next generation Parhelia came out too late and did not reach clock targets. Head Casting was in G To be blunt; anyone who is considering working with video on a professional or semi-professional basis would be totally frustrated without the benefit of a third party hardware codec card. Dual monitor can make web surfing a joy. Adobe After Effects 5. The hard cold fact is that Matrox does not produce a high end gaming card.

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There is a need and benefit to increasing the number of colors available. It really is quite simple. Where Matrox excels is by providing the ability to put a video window in any monitor window. If the human eye can perceive paarhelia 10 million colors it would make sense that choosing from a color palette with twice the amount of colors or 5 times or 10 times would give a much broader range of subtleties to enrich an image.

Matrox Graphics – Products – Legacy Products – P-Series – P

These may result in lesser or greater scores. Matrox does multi-monitor and they do it well. Given 50 shades of red then the choice would become easier but notice the banding. Matfox works on somewhat similar principle to After Effects. Chew each bite 32 times and always floss between meals. Matrox Parhelia and older game compatibility Discussion about old PC hardware.


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Next generation Parhelia came out too late and did not reach clock targets. Users browsing this forum: Since Sandra is a CPU benchmarking program the scores are predictably close across the platforms. Double the amount of segments and the same rainbow would still be visible but the differences between each color would now be more subtle.

The “Surround Gaming” support allowed the card to drive three monitors creating a unique level gaming immersion.

The card has two DVI ports that support twin digital flat panel monitors without additional cables or adapters. Due to their equivalent pricing against matdox cards, the Parhelia never got a significant hold in the market. Many have commented that Matrox displays are sharper and easier on the eyes.

That means a digital signal to each monitor…true dual digital flat panel display which no other card can say. Released init was best known for its ability to drive three monitors “Surround Gaming” and its Coral Reef tech demo.

I can do a bit of testing when i’m finished with my machine. Given shades the match becomes even closer. The Millennium P can even parhelis triple head display for the space hungry.

Matrox P650

The card will, however, work fine with drivers in a non-PCI-X slot. Presumably there were several bugs within the Parhelia core that matrod not be worked around in the drivers. Rendering, or the task of building and compiling frames, is mainly CPU intensive and After Effects generally bypasses the video card and relies solely on the processor for speed.


The amount of RAM is parhflia as great an issue as the user is working frame by frame and the graphics card is doing the bulk of the work while working within the GUI. Individual performance will vary with any particular or specific timings or tweaks enabled by you.

Parhelia again was different beast.

Matrox P650 PCIe 128

The Parhelia remained a niche product, and was Matrox’s last major effort to sell into the consumer market. There is also dual hardware overlay support for video in a window in either display.

Any chance they had at remaining competitive after that went out the window.

So G existed but could not be completed because of important people going to Nvidia. There is a constant reshuffling of windows that wastes time, hurts productivity and creates frustration.