Guaranteed 3 day delivery. Guaranteed by Thu, Jan 3. This, unfortunately, proved not to be an efficient arrangement in most situations. Easy-to-use Matrox PowerDesk driver interface. As had happened with previous Matrox products, the Parhelia was released just before competing companies released cards that completely outperformed it.

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Guaranteed by Thu, Jan 3. Presumably there were several bugs within the Parhelia core that could not be worked around in the drivers. The larhelia fillrate performance was formidable in games that used many texture layers; though equipped with just 4 pixel pipelines, each had 4 texture units. 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 paehelia overdraw or compress z-buffer data, among other inefficiencies.

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Views Read Edit View history. For 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.


Buying Format see all. Compatible Slot see all. Install another Matrox quad monitor graphics card to your system and drive up to eight monitors simultaneously—enabling you to see more and do more. This card has recently been pparhelia from a working system during recycling. The frame buffer is in RGBA This, unfortunately, proved not to be an efficient arrangement in most situations. In other projects Wikimedia Commons.

Retrieved from ” https: Easy-to-use Matrox PowerDesk driver interface. Skip to main content. Got one to sell? After the launch of Parhelia, Matrox released Parhelia-LXwhich supports only bit memory and has only 2 pixel pipelines.

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Credit or Debit card over the phone. However, only 2 displays can be controlled independently. Show only see all. Despite the lackluster performance for its price, Matrox hoped to win matorx enthusiasts with the Parhelia’s unique and high quality features, such as “Surround Gaming”, glyph acceleration, high resolutions, and 16x fragment anti-aliasing.

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The Parhelia processor featured Glyph acceleration, where anti-aliasing of text was accelerated by the hardware. Later in Parhelia’s life, when DirectX 9 applications were becoming quite prevalent, Matrox acknowledged that the vertex shaders were not Shader Model 2. However, within a few months after release, the Parhelia was completely overshadowed by ATI ‘s far faster and fully DirectX 9.

However, ATI’s Radeon was released later that year, with a considerably larger transistor count million vs.

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