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New cards from Matrox

Tue Apr 15, 2003 8:40 pm

I thought that this might give this forum some life...
Matrox is planning to release a couple of new cards. The story is at Xbit labs.
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Tue Apr 15, 2003 8:43 pm

A cheap Parhelia might tempt me.
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Tue Apr 15, 2003 9:22 pm

Here's the link ... 70229.html

Apparently they'll be slower than the original Parhelia. Hmm, don't think I'll be shifting attention from the ATi and nVidia forums anytime soon. :wink:
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Tue Apr 15, 2003 10:18 pm

Matrox: Proof that privately owned companies don't die, they just sideline themselves ever further into obscurity.
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Wed Apr 16, 2003 12:35 am

I have an old matrox millenium 8 meg PCI card in one of my old boxes, I wonder if the new card will be faster than that one.
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Shifting Focus

Thu May 01, 2003 2:08 am

My first 3D card was a Matrox Mystique (4MB). Then I got a Voodoo 1 and never bought a Matrox card again. Looking at their website, it appears that they've just shifted their focus away from the gaming market in favor of applications like medical imaging. There are quite a few graphics card compaines still in business that we don't hear much about: NeoMagic, Trident, etc. They must be finding a niche somewhere.
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Thu May 01, 2003 2:44 am

Why doesn't 3dfx do that.
Shake it to the limit!
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Thu May 01, 2003 2:52 am

Why doesn't 3dfx do that.

....Because they went out of business over 2 years ago. One of their biggest mistakes was that they decided to produce there own cards, which immediately turned all their immediate 3rd party allies against them.
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Wed May 21, 2003 9:26 pm

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Thu May 22, 2003 9:40 pm

Read the review and am impressed.
I think the P650 would be good for 2 17" LCD screens. Ho ho ho. Now if only I could afford the card, not to mention TWO 17" LCD screens. :(

Any word on pricing?
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Sun May 25, 2003 10:48 pm

P650: $169
P750: $235

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