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 http://www.matroxusers.com/


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"Matrox - the new technology in the new chip - RawIron 00:46

March, 22-nd on Game Development Conference (GDC) Matrox will carry out(spend) lecture on structures with cards(maps) of displacement (displacement mapping). As against relief structures, structures with cards(maps) of displacement influence geometry of object. If it is simple: there is a structure, there is an object, there is a card(map) of displacement and that turns out at their overlapping: the Same effect can be achieved, using ??????? DX8. Meanwhile such technology it is hardware does not support any of existing chips for the mass consumer. Matrox wants to correct this situation: this technology will be used in its(her) new chip - G550. More detailed and exact information on the new chip while is not present. But at lecture Matrox all will clear, I think"



Hopefully G550 and G800 will have 10-bit or even 12-bit DACs.


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G550 specifications:
http://www.reactorcritical.com/
  • 0.18 micron process
  • AGP 1x, 2x en 4x
  • 360 MHz RAMDAC
  • 32 MB DDR SDRAM
  • OpenGL and DirectX API support
  • 256-bit DualBus
  • Extended DualHead capabilities
  • Vibrant Color Quality2 rendering
  • Environment-Mapped Bump Mapping
  • Matrox Skinning
  • Displacement Mapping
  • Ultra Sharp DAC
  • Integrated TV-out DAC
  • High-quality DVD playback


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 http://www.tech-report.com/onearticle.x/2329
"In a more nebulous statement, the rep said, "Remember when G400 MAX first came out, and it was fastest thing and looked best? We are doing that again in first half 2002. We will be kings of 3D again, until someone jumps past us again. You know how 3D is." Sounds like G1000 will be a kicker next spring. Here's hoping Matrox can field a six-month cycle and get back in the game.

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http://www.theregister.co.uk/content/3/18832.html

"According to the Matrox guy, the G550 will ship by the end of May, "at the latest". The chip will almost certainly appear under Matrox's Millennium brand and boards are expected to cost between $150 and $200."


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