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. This item doesn’t belong on this page. Matrox Multi-Display Zoom – to view a portion of one display full-screen on the other display. In June , Matrox announced the release of M-Series video cards. Skip to main content. Some writers believed Parhelia to have a “crippled” triangle-setup engine that starved the rest of the chip in typical 3D rendering tasks [1]. The HP vs17e displayed a better picture then my new larger Monitor.

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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. This page was last edited on 1 Augustat The frame buffer is in RGBA As had happened with previous Matrox products, the Parhelia was released just before competing companies released cards that completely outperformed it.

Due to their equivalent pricing against faster cards, the Parhelia never got a significant hold in the market.

This item doesn’t belong on this page. Using the PC build in video the monitor was horrible, terrible fonts, and no matter what I did I could not adjust the monitor to work for me. The “Surround Gaming” support allowed the card to drive three monitors creating a unique level gaming immersion.

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To further improve analog image quality, 5th order low-pass filters pargelia used. Packaging should be the same as what is found in a retail store, unless the item is handmade or was packaged by the manufacturer in non-retail packaging, such as an unprinted box or plastic bag.

It remained a niche product, while nVidia and ATI control the majority of the discrete graphics chip market. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. In other projects Wikimedia Commons. Then I purchased the Parhelia and figured to use both monitors with the new monitor being the second screen.

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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 mayrox anti-aliasing. Viola’, the new Monitor worked great, great fonts, awesome picture even the older Monitor looked better. In this case it was the ATI Radeonreleased only a few months later. Matrox Dual Head Clone prhelia to view a copy of one display on the other display.

This, unfortunately, proved not to be an efficient arrangement in most situations.

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Dual link TMDS is supported via external controller connected to the digital interface. The Parhelia remained a niche product, and was Matrox’s last major effort to sell into the consumer market. 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.

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The Parhelia series was Matrox ‘s attempt to return to the market after a long matrx, their first significant effort since the G and G lines had become uncompetitive. The lowest-priced brand-new, unused, unopened, undamaged item in its original packaging where packaging is applicable.

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The HP vs17e displayed a better picture then my new larger Monitor. However, only 2 magrox can be controlled independently. I was so disappointed. Ratings and Reviews Write a review. Views Read Edit View history.

In JuneMatrox announced the release of M-Series video cards. Pahrelia example, in a flight simulator or sim racingthe middle monitor could show the windshield while the left and right monitors could display the side views offering peripheral vision. Show less Show more.

Any Condition Any Condition. The “” suffix refers to the bit ring bus.