Released in , it was best known for its ability to drive three monitors “Surround Gaming” and its Coral Reef tech demo. However, it was all a bit of a moot point because Parhelia’s performance was not adequate to drive most DirectX 9-supporting titles well even without more complex shader code weighing the card down. For more information, click here. The QID series products supports multi-display with 4 displays in stretched mode only, with a maximum single display resolution of x This, unfortunately, proved not to be an efficient arrangement in most situations. As had happened with previous Matrox products, the Parhelia was released just before competing companies released cards that completely outperformed it. In other projects Wikimedia Commons.

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After the launch of Parhelia, Matrox released Parhelia-LXwhich supports only bit memory and has only vita pixel pipelines. It remained a niche product, while nVidia and ATI control the majority of the discrete graphics chip market. If you are looking for the most recent drivers, please click here.

Matrox Graphics – Support – Driver Download

This driver is 2D only and does not support TV Out. Later in Parhelia’s life, when DirectX 9 applications were becoming quite prevalent, Matrox matox that the vertex shaders were not Shader Model 2. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Dual link TMDS is supported via external controller connected to the digital interface.


Some drivers in this section are zipped using the -RP option. Drivers for older operating systems Windows 95, Window 3. The Parhelia remained a vistz product, and was Matrox’s last major effort to sell into the consumer market.

For example, in a flight simulator or sim racingthe middle monitor could show the windshield while the left and right monitors could display the side views offering peripheral vision. Does not enable video features Release vusta Source code: Retrieved from ” https: In other projects Wikimedia Commons.

Released init was best known for its ability to drive three monitors “Surround Gaming” and its Coral Reef tech demo. The Parhelia series was Vsita ‘s attempt to return to the market after a long hiatus, their first significant effort since the G and G lines had become uncompetitive.

Mattrox version supports resolutions with In cases where “available with OS” is stated, the operating system will install a Matrox driver that will give you basic 2D and 3D functionality, where this driver is supported by Microsoft.

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Please review the feature user agreement thoroughly before using this feature. However, within a few months after release, the Parhelia was completely overshadowed by ATI ‘s far faster and fully DirectX 9. Matrox “HF” drivers have a rich interface that require Microsoft. Despite the lackluster performance for its price, Matrox hoped to win over enthusiasts with the Parhelia’s unique and high quality features, such as “Surround Gaming”, glyph acceleration, high resolutions, and marrox fragment vistw.


Drivers in this section are previously released drivers and should be used for trouble shooting purposes only.

Matrox G450

This driver supports Quad TV-out. Due to their equivalent pricing against faster cards, the Parhelia never got a significant hold in the market. Previously Released Drivers for Older Matrox products Drivers in this section are previously released drivers and should be used for trouble shooting purposes only. Originally, Matrox planned to produce the “Parhelia 2” successor, codenamed “Pitou”.

Unless otherwise indicated, HF drivers require version 1. The QID Series and Extio F products support multi-display with up to 4 displays in stretched or independent mode with a wide variety of display resolutions including widescreen modes. Matrox “SE” drivers have a standard interface that doesn’t require. To further improve analog image quality, 5th order low-pass filters are used. NET Framework is required.

However, ATI’s Radeon was released later that year, with a considerably larger transistor count million vs. This is an English-language driver only. This driver supports TV Out and is 2D only. This driver also supports the output of custom display resolutions and timings under the “PowerRes” feature.