I'm a average home user.I plan to use my old Voodoo2 cards to play older glide games with one of these cards.I am interested in good 2D for online web surfing also.Thanks
I forgot to mention i read that the matrox card has a feature to take some of the load off your main prossesor by enabling reads to the memory both ways becauses its DDR memory???
[This message has been edited by Rivi (edited 03-06-2001).]
You can game with Matrox, just not at some ungodly resolution.
I can push 55fps in Q3A, 800x600x32 demo001
I also top out over 70fps in CS in 800x600.
The other reason the G450 performs worse than the G400 MAX is the 125MHz core speed. Yeah, you heard right, a .18 micron part clocked lower then the MAX.
I'd suggest a MAX if you can find one for a reasonable price. Would have been nice If Matrox released a .18 micron MAX with DDR, would've sold DAMN well. I might have considered one, with the G800 being so late.
He is right though, if I had to work continuously on my friend's machine with a GF2, I'd go insane. Blur city.
To put his GeForce EVEN MORE to shame, I've got a second computer (PMMX 225) for when I'm encoding videos and such on my main box. I have a worthless $10 Trident 3D Image 9750 2mb in it, and it looks BETTER than his GeForce2 could ever hope to. Now THATS sad.
If you're a stickler about image quality, then I would suggest a Radeon if you also crave more gaming performance.