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.
Here's what you should do to get optimal performance with this card.
1. Get the latest 4.68 drivers from Leadtek and install them. This gets you the latest version of Winfox. Make sure to download the leaked 10.08 and 7.56 Detonators and extract them to separate folders you can find later.
2. Uninstall the leadtek drivers, making sure to keep Winfox. Reboot as directed.
3. Upon reboot, you'll be asked for drivers for the vid card. Point it to the folder with the 10.08 Det.
4. Replace the NVDD32.dll file in Windows/System with the one from the 7.56