Introducing Matrox Parhelia™-512 - Website Launched

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by max, May 14, 2002.

  1. max

    max Guest

    I just found this , WAAAAHhhhhhhhhhhhhooooo what a card !

    The revolutionary new Matrox Parhelia-512 high-fidelity GPU delivers a new level of visual quality, excellent performance and a wide range of innovative technologies. Parhelia-512 is an 80 million transistor, 0.15µ, 2D, 3D and DVD/video GPU with a true 256-bit DDR memory interface providing over 20 gigabytes per second (GB/s) of raw memory bandwidth. This AGP device supports unified frame buffers up to 256MB in size and integrates two RAMDACs, a TV encoder and support for dual TMDS transmitters. Designed to surpass the expectations of the most demanding professional users and PC enthusiasts, Parhelia-512 has three major goals: to dramatically increase the quality of all aspects of visualization, to sustain high performance for the most complex and demanding graphics rendering and to deliver a number of innovative and substantive features.

    Here are some specs from Matrox on the new Parhelia GPU:

    80 million transistor (0.15 micron process) 512-bit GPU
    256-bit DDR memory interface with up to 256MB DDR unified frame buffer
    10-bit Gigacolor Technology (10-bit per channel rendering, with over 1 billion simultaneously displayed colors)
    AGP 8x with Fast Writes
    OpenGL 1.3 and DX 8.1 compliant
    Fourth Generation DualHead Technology (400MHz 10-bit RAMDACs up to 2048x1536 @32bpp)
    Support for 3rd RGB output (3 display desktop up to 3840x1024 @32bpp)
    Quad Vertex Shader Array, Quad texturing per pixel
    36-Stage Shader Array
    64 Super Sample Texture Filtering
    Hardware Displacement Mapping
    16x Fragment Antialiasing
    10-bit DVD playback, filtering, scaling and output
  2. Electronic Punk

    Electronic Punk Administrator Staff Member Political User Folding Team

    Copenhagen, Denmark
    Think I will stick with nVIDIA, tho it is nice to see an effort at some competition again.
  3. Qumahlin

    Qumahlin Moderator

    now we got nvidia, ati, 3dlabs, and matrox...finally there might be real competition and a bit of proce lowering too!
  4. LightWave

    LightWave OSNN Addict

    yeah! hehe we can expect a really big graphics card "technology" fight coming now ! Looking forward 2 that ! :D