thoughts and Score Board!
It occured to
me, as I was writing this review, that the G400MAX has to be the
most underated and overlooked graphics card in the market right now.
I was very pleased with its overall performance and the absolute
perfection in which it rendered images on my desktop and in games.
Environmental Mapped Bump Mapping is not just some marketing hype
either. It is a real feature that makes a significant improvement in
immersion and image quality. I am sure that others will follow in
Matrox's footsteps with this feature and more games will be written
with Bump Mapping support. Finally, the raw speed of this card
coupled with the added feature of Dual Headed Displays, rounds out
the total package nicely.
The only small
fly in the oinment is Matrox's OpenGL ICD which is an ever improving
product. It won't be long before they have that code flying at the
same speed as the silicon that processes it. For today's current
generation of 3D Accelerators, you can't buy better image quality
and it's speed is competitive with the best of class.
We give the Matrox G400MAX a Hot Hardware Temp-O-Meter rating of...