Anyone who is in graphic design needs room especially in a program like Adobe After Effects. Sisoft Sandra Memory Benchmark. In simple terms a hardware based codec will take the load and allow for continuous play back of video. As had happened with previous Matrox products, the Parhelia was released just before competing companies released cards that completely outperformed it. I recommend Matrox products for multi-monitor environments but would obviously hesitate for gaming enthusiasts and 3D designers who require massive GPU processing power. Dual link TMDS is supported via external controller connected to the digital interface. Working with two monitors in an NLE non-linear edit program is a must in my opinion.

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The Matrox Parhelia generated an incredible amount of conjecture during its eagerly anticipated arrival and guess what?

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The fans got trolled by G strings in some driver release and endless silence about future. Since Sandra is a CPU benchmarking program the scores are predictably close across the platforms.

There are a few prosumer manufacturers to choose from and Matrox is no exception. Adobe After Effects is a tool to produce motion graphics and visual effects for film, video, multimedia and the web. Yet this happened without any press releases parhellia.

Other than that it was slower than Radeon and the shaders turned out not to be fully compatible with the DX9 standard in spite of Matrox’ early claims that they were. Hadn’t seen it before! Originally, Matrox planned to produce the “Parhelia 2” successor, codenamed “Pitou”.


If you pahelia closely at the competition there is support for a single DVI port but the secondary port is analog. The lure of the double desktop is strong.

By computer video card standards the resulting color palette would have over 1 billion colors to choose from. The video will simi ply start to stutter. This is where Matrox has leapt ahead. Financial analysts use it. It will only work with W2K and above.

Sure there was a small group of gamers appreciating triple head and CSAA, those serious about flight simulators for example. Anyone who is in graphic design needs room especially in a program like Adobe After Effects. It was one of my choices for my 2K2 machine, but the Radeon took the spot. Matrox does not deliver the high frame rates to match the competition.

Matrox does multi-monitor and they do it well.

Matrox Parhelia

This disclaimer is brought to you thanks to the BSA. The competition would have to spend tremendous energy, time and effort just to catch up.

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.


So G existed but could not be completed because of important people going to Nvidia.

Matrox added bit Gigacolor technology with the launch of the Parhelia. 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.

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No stuff about the drivers and flexibility toward legacy compatibility. Icrontic — Home of the Big Beef Burrito sincefool. It has what they have been waiting for at a price point that is substantially easier to swallow than Parhelia. Chew each bite 32 times and always floss between meals.

Users browsing this forum: Softimage XSI can simply bring any computer to its knees. To cut down on file size and aid in playback manageability a compression codec is used. It turn on and can be used, but will crash when you try to install the drivers.