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256MB Matrox Parhelia Out!

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SemiCycle

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I don't think more memory will help this card anyway. It needs a memory managment system like ATI's HyperZ or Nvidia's LMA. It also needs the memory and core to run at a high speed.

Is the parhelia core made at .13 or .15 microns?
 

Cowboy X

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:( 256 megs will not really help Matrox and their card . Too little clock and mem speed .................. too little bandwidth , too much $$$$ .

Will still only perform between gf3 ti 200 and ti 4200 levels .
 

Cowboy X

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The parhelia is poor implementation of good paper hardware . I should have explained it that way . And as things currently are, 256mb will not save its sorry performance !

Some say it would make a good buisness card but at $450 !!!!! No way . Too expensive even for the triple haed stuff which I think is cool BTW .
 

Anaxagoras1986

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Ya i have heard pretty much the same thing as far as mem bandwidth is concerned. I imagine a bump in the speed of the core and mem would be a great help to it.
 

takiwa

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i don't think the main goal of this card is gaming. i could see it in an office where they work with 3d viz or autocad.
Then why didn't they demo a project in Autocad on 3 screens, instead of Quake, when they released it? :eh?:
 
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takiwa said:

Then why didn't they demo a project in Autocad on 3 screens, instead of Quake, when they released it? :eh?:

Autocad what? They probally dont know what autocad is :) or at least something around those lines. Although you know they still are number one when it comes to 2D image quality!


DS-Master
 

takiwa

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I was just pointing out that this is the standard fallback answer to a card when it fails in the gaming world...the Parhelia was tauted as a gaming card when it was introduced, but it failed to meet expectations...so now it's a "3D CAD" card...lol...even 256M of RAM can't save this one :)
 

Maxvla

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twice the ram... does anyone care?

that should be the title for all parhelia write-ups.
 

Penguin4x4

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The 256MB Card is meant for 3D Workstations while the 128 is for home and game usage. They are coming out with a 64MB card soon too. :)
 

SemiCycle

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I agree with takiwa 100% about the card being target as gaming card, then when it failed, everyone starting saying how great all the "other" features where. I posted a message in the murc forums about this same situation, and I got flamed at first, then most people came around and agreed.