For several years, nVidia’s dominance in the 3D graphics market has been unchallenged. Now, however, both ATI and Matrox provide significant competition with their latest offerings.
With the Parhelia-512, Matrox has delivered a first-class graphics chip that sets new standards above all for 2D image quality -- an area where Matrox traditionally excels. People who work with high resolutions and refresh rates will be inspired by the performance of the Parhelia-512. No other graphics card offers better quality in terms of image sharpness and colour richness. The Parhelia’s ability to drive three monitors at once is also unique.
When it comes to 3D acceleration, the Parhelia-512 isn’t quite so impressive. Only when image quality enhancements such as anti-aliasing and anisotropic filtering are activated can the Parhelia compete for speed with nVidia’s GeForce4.