GeneticWeapon

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It's a proven fact that Canadians dont like Matrox cards.... :wink:

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Matrox cards don't game...or at least very well. Parhelia is only about half as good as the 9600XT and doesn't have DX9 support (and costs a sh!t load more).

If you don't plan on gaming and do a lot of photoshop work, I highly recommend the P series or the Parhelia, depending on your budget.

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Ba$t4rD!

I goins to sent da FLQ apres you!

Dey wul Cover jou in Poutine an' Maple Sirop an' den trow da strippers' feat-h-airs on jou!

Vive le Matrox Libre!

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Yeah, I'm the resident Matrox 'fanboi', and I have to agree with Vapor. Matrox doesn't do gaming anymore. In fact they let their gaming relations guys go this past fall. The Parhellia is the match for an R9200S really. In some areas it will be adequate, but in more modern games sadley it is sorely lacking. It does better with HALO than the R9200 and does hang with the R9600SE in many cases, however it's about 4-5 times the price of those cards.

For 2D, multi-monitor, and TV out functionality it is the best in the Biz. That is their main focus now, and it is the thing that they do best.

For gaming it has one nice feature which is surround gaming. And 16X fragment AA is nice, however overall the Parhellia series is overpriced and underpowered as a gaming card.


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GeneticWeapon

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Dey wul <b>Cover jou</b> in Poutine an' Maple Sirop an' den [<b>trow</b> da <b>strippers'</b> feat-<b>h-airs</b> on jou!
HeHe :smile:



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silverpig

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That was a great card. Too bad I never owned one :(

Some day I'll be rich and famous for inventing a device that allows you to stab people in the face over the internet.
 

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Matrox is definitely tops when it comes to image quality for 2d/video. I'd say though if you want near Matrox quality but want to game, look at ATI. I've owned almost every flavor of Ti4xxx card, I can say I'll never buy nvidia based cards again. On numbers alone the nvidia cards look nice, but I've had one nvidia card be off as much as 2 shade color difference compared to the Matrox card (G550) and this is with hardware calibration(Eye-One Display).
I don't know if it's nvidia's drivers or they have something funky hardwired into the chips. But you can clearly see image quality is their second priority.
 

Snorkius

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Getting decent drivers for that thing was...challenging. The first good, quality support was from Nvidia. I am forever grateful.

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