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    New Parhelia

    Maybe Matrox has a winner this time?The new Parhelia with 256 megs,AGP 8X and maybe 300mhz core clock......

    ReadHere about it.


    $600 .....ouch!
    The sixty-four bit upgrade to the thirty-two bit extension and graphical shell to a sixteen-bit patch to an eight-bit operating system originally coded for a four-bit microprocessor which was written by a two-bit company that can't stand one bit of competition.

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    They need to drop the multimonitor functions, beef up the performance and turn the result into a version of the Parhelia that is just meant for the enthusiast market.

    What a stubborn f()cking company. Oh well, nothing we can do about their piss poor management. Never has a company's incompetence and lack of touch with the consumer been more apparent to me.

    Not since the Ford - Firestone fiasco anyway.

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    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, 0.15, 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
    256-bit Memory interface?

    20GB of bandwidth?

    300Mhz+ clocks?

    Sounds a lot like a particular radeon card you can get now.?


    I hope to see this card turn a lot of heads and maybe push matrox into an enthusiast market?






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    Originally posted by PING
    256-bit Memory interface?

    20GB of bandwidth?

    300Mhz+ clocks?

    Sounds a lot like a particular radeon card you can get now.?


    I hope to see this card turn a lot of heads and maybe push matrox into an enthusiast market?
    Even if it matches the 9700's performance, do you really think it will be able to beat a then $250-300 part when it costs $600???

    Certainly not in the enthusiasts market and probably not in the professional market, since even the current Parhelia revision isn't selling well there.

    They need a version without the damn triple head and dual DVI. A card that runs games beautifully on ONE monitor, so the price can come down to a competitive level.

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    ya if they dropped the triple head part the cost may come down some.

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