Matrox Marks 45 Years of Innovation in Technology

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    Matrox proudly celebrates its 45th anniversary. Innovation has been central to the brand's identity since its inception, and continual evolution has propelled Matrox through decades of technological ...

    Matrox Marks 45 Years of Innovation in Technology
     
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    scrapser Master Guru

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    I had two Matrox cards back in the day and it worked quite well with 3DFx graphics. The company was in Quebec, Canada. One card came bundled with a game called "Scorched Earth" which was more or less a 3D arcade game where you had to save the inhabitants of a planet while simultaneously fending off an alien enemy that was destroying the planet's surface. Upon completing the rescue the game went to a new planet where everything was notched up even harder. Rinse and repeat. My first experience with 3D graphics and great fun in the late 90's. A few years later my last card came bundled with the game, "Evolva" which I still play occasionally to this day.
     
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    TheDeeGee Ancient Guru

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    Remember needing a Matrox card to be able to use Bumpmapping early on?
     
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    beedoo Member Guru

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    I had the Matrox Millennium, Millennium II, G400 and G400 Max back in the day.

    Actually, Matrox gave me the G400 for free after accidentally shipping that to me by mistake - thanks Matrox!
     
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    If my memory doesn't fail me bad, I had Mystique in a HP pro box, was running win NT and Lightwave on OpenGL.
    It wasn't a bad card just not great for games.
     
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    mbk1969 Ancient Guru

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    Matrox cards were pinnacle of 2D quality.
     
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    OlivierMDVY Master Guru

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    I had a Matrox G400 Max and also a 3Dfx Voodoo 2, good old memories where gfx cards were affordables
     
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    CrazY_Milojko Ancient Guru

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    Expendable? Can't be sure, it was in last millennium :) Played lot of that game backthen co-op with my brother, but not on a Matrox card, not quite sure what card(s) we had then, think it was S3 Virge + Miro 3D Voodoo 6MB or S3 Virge + Creative Voodoo 2 12MB combo. No bumpmapping on these of course.

    Indeed, Matrox cards were quite expencive here backthen tho, way more than semi-crap produced by S3, Cyrus Logic, Trident...
     
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