Matrox Acquired by Lorne Trottier

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    Yes, they were still around. Mr. Lorne Trottier, the co-founder of Matrox, acquired 100% ownership of the Matrox group of companies, including its three divisions—Matrox Imaging, Matrox Gra...

    Matrox Acquired by Lorne Trottier
     
  2. SamuelL421

    SamuelL421 Master Guru

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    It sounds like this was a buyout so the other co-founder could retire, either way - nice to know they are still around. It seems they found their niche in doing obscure video and enterprise AV solutions after they backed out of consumer graphics / when the Parhelia flopped.
     
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    For gaming was their last relevant product G400 - Semtember 1999..
     
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    I had a matrox card once, can not remember which model though sadly
     

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    I once had a rig with a Matrox G400 and 2 12MB 3dfx Voodoo cards in SLI. That box was it way back when. Now I have to settle for a single Nvidia 2080Ti.
     
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    LOL that was literally my first thought "They were still around?". Man the video card industry desperately needs some new blood.
     
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    Matrox's Millennium and Mystique were the last iterations of 2D cards with "limited 3D capabilities", just before NVidia and ATI burst on the scene... Those of us who could not afford them, had to contend themselves with cards based on Trident's and S3's chips ...
     
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    Matrox specialise in medial equipment and multihead boxes these days.
     
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    Hopefully Intel can really add something to the graphics industry. I’ve really been hoping AMD would compete at the enthusiast level. It’s my reason I have the 2080Ti as there’s not really anything else at this performance level.

    I had the Matrox Millennium 2mb card back in the day with the add on 6mb ram. Was a very cool card.
     
  10. Neo Cyrus

    Neo Cyrus Ancient Guru

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    At least a 2080 Ti can deliver near 140 fps in most things with a few settings tweaked at least. I'm stuck between a rock and a hard place, with a 1080 Ti that has an AIO on it, the only real upgrade is a 2080 Ti. Not exactly a reasonably priced item considering the literal monopoly.
     
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    Maddness Ancient Guru

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    Yeah the price is a real killer. The performance is damn nice though.
     
  12. I got to play around with a matrox parhelia 512 once.....it was a pretty neat little card...woefully underpowered for the cost.
     
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    I had a Matrox Millenium back in the day, it was a great card. At the beginning of hardware 3d acceleration era they were very competitive, unfortunately they could not innovate fast enough and fell by the wayside.
     
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    I wonder why Intel hasn't stepped up sooner and spice up the GPU market? Poor AMD they compete with everyone.
     
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    Back in the Larrabee development days a top end consumer card was $499, now it's over $999...
     

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