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Wednesday, June 26, 2002
Carmack Tests Matrox Parhelia
6:26 AM | Daniel Krechmer | Comment on this story

id Software's John Carmack recently wrote about the new Matrox graphic card, the Matrox Parhelia. Matrox, in Montreal, Canada, has been building chips and boards for over twenty years and is carving a sector for itself in the marketplace. Carmack tested it, possibly on Doom III, and here's what he had to say:

The executive summary is that the Parhelia will run Doom, but it is not performance competitive with Nvidia or ATI.

Driver issue remain, so it is not perfect yet, but I am confident that Matrox will resolve them.

The .plan continues with a great deal more of a semi-technical nature with some of his feelings about boards and their technologies. The official description of Matrox Parhelia from the Matrox web-site follows:
Designed for discerning professionals and PC enthusiasts, Matrox Parhelia delivers unparalleled image quality, excellent performance and a wide range of innovative features for the ultimate visual experience. Based on the world's first 512-bit GPU, this card offers a multitude of new features, including a full 256-bit DDR memory interface and the most advanced multi-display computing capabilities.
Carmack's entire WebDog report is quite an interesting read and reveals details about upcoming support for Doom on multiple video cards.

Carmack Talks about Matrox
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