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    Matrox G-450 how good is it?

    G-450 .18 micron, DDR memory, 360 ramdac, 32MB, super picture quality, how does it compare to Geforce II DDR in games?

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    Sucks for gaming. Don't even consider it unless all you need is 2d.

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    It doesn't even compete with a a GeForce2MX. I think that the 400 was actually faster but I can't remember for sure. Don't even think about it.
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    I doubt the 400 was faster than an MX.

    Anyway the 450 has niche features like excellent 2D quality/performance (for high res desktops).

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    Originally posted by -=TYLERDURDEN=-:
    I doubt the 400 was faster than an MX.

    Anyway the 450 has niche features like excellent 2D quality/performance (for high res desktops).

    CSUK

    I think what mx-6* was trying to say was that the G400 was even faster than the G450. I read that somewhere but can't remember where.

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    yes the g400max is faster then the g450, because of it's 200mhz (128-bit)SDram and 166mhz core, whereas the g450 has 166 core 166 (64-bit)DDRram.
    so the g400max has a leg up on it in that sense. but like everyone else is saying the G450 is not for gamers, if you must have a Matrox card then the fastest out there right now is the G400max.

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    oh I see


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    I have had a G-400 32 dual vanilla for over a year, its not too bad at all playin games, no problems at all playin UT, thanks alot for the info. With DDR .18 and 360 ramdac I thought the G-450 was a step up from G-400.

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    i've had my G400 32meg for a year too, i think it's a good card for the few games i play with it.
    if you fell the performace is a little show, get a new CPU and that'll increase framerate quite a bit usually. this is because G400s don't have there own triangle setup (other non-TnL cards have atleast 10mil tri/sec hardware) but the g400 has to rely on the CPU for that, so if you get a new CPU, it can crank out the frames faster

    but i know the G400 want satisfy my gaming needs for long, but by then i hope the G800 will be out and be half decent too.

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    Does the G400/450 have better 2D performance than any other card on the market?

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    in terms of 2d speed? no, all of todays cards are about the same in 2d speed.
    the g400/450 have better image quality though (in both 2d and 3d) not sure how, but it just is.
    G400max and G450 also have a higher speed RAMDAC 360mhz which helps support higher res. and refresh rates.
    this is why Matrox is making dual-head stuff. since 2d is about as fast as it's going to get they are focusing on ways of multi-displaying it.

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