Unless otherwise indicated, HF drivers require version 1. Mystique’s 2D performance was very close to that of the much more expensive Millennium card, especially at XGA x resolution and lower, where the SGRAM bandwidth was not a performance hindrance. But the 3D part is not as good as 2D. Older 3d chips of Matrox had separate unit for shading and depth interpolation, but in Mystique these are now part of the DPU. Newer versions, including Mystique , kept appearing until summer Due to its good 2D performance and lower than average 3D capabilities, it is common practice to put Mystique in pair with a 3dfx Voodoo Graphics to combine fast 2D with widely supported and almost perfect 3D.
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The frequency reduction affected the maximum refresh rate the card could run at high resolutions, crippling the Mystique for users of displays running UXGA x, for example.
It was also available with 2 MB. Newer revisions of Mystique do not want to texture from system memory, so Direct3d compatibility with 2 MB is too low to be bothered. Archived from the original on Matrox released their first Mystique on August 14, PCI interface was enriched by bus mastering.
The company’s reasoning for not including the higher-quality features was that performance was more important than visual quality. Other than that, mysttique is basically no difference between two versions of the card. Including bilinear mxtrox would have incurred a significant cost in the chip’s transistor budget for more computational resources and potentially reduce graphics core clock speed and performance due to a larger chip design.
It was based heavily on the Millennium but with various additions and some cost-cutting measures. No Mystique can display textures in Shogo and 3dmark At the time cards that offered both 2D and 3D were generally good with one or the other, not both. Excellent Purchased from the same seller as the Creative SBS10 speakers, this was a highly contested item at auction.
But strange things happened with SG, after base clock the benchmark results were not improving anymore, like if the board denied to be clocked higher. Archived copy as title Webarchive mystiqus wayback links. Unless otherwise indicated, HF drivers require version 1. Mystique is powered by SG chip, evolving from Millennium’s W. Quake games look just as bad like d3d titles, for all the hardware limitations.
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Otherwise, the card was identical in feature-set to the original Mystique and offered almost identical performance. This made the Mystique equivalent to the original Millennium for high-resolution 2D resolution support. In more generic terms the DPU is a bare pixel pipeline. First Millennium is specified as 50 MHz but 60 is a more common clock.
Views Read View source View history. File name Release date and file size Driver Notes, including operating system and Matrox graphics card support Disk 1 TAW, Myth 2, Populous: This is notorious, but Mystique has another nasty image quality degrader. Its 2D support rivaled the best cards available for performance and quality, however.
Mystique was oriented on mysitque consumer and business market, offering excellent 2D performance, traditional for Matrox. They were arguably considered one of the best brands for 2D video cards.
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As its only an issue with 3D, I turned off the option to use bus mastering. Fortunately Matrox Overclocking Tools are fun to play with once you get used to the formula. It was also available with 8 MB.