This chip is presented by Matrox Parhelia 128MB DDR, 220/550 MHz (Retail), AGP card.
Overclocking is currently impossible.
By the end of the month the product belongs to the $334-354 range; supports DirectX 8.0 (partially 9.0); closest rivals: RADEON 9700 Pro (in price, not 3D performance; see the review).
Antialiasing is one of the most important 3D features.
I recommend you to read our Matrox Parhelia analysis again about the new Matrox AA technique. It's actualy up to 16 counts/dot supersampling. But it's performed ONLY (!) for polygon BORDER=1 dots (3-5% of a typical scene).
|AA 4x||FAA 16x|
On the 10th of February 2003 the latest drivers from Matrox are 1.03.01.002 and 1.02.04.001
As you can see, there's almost no difference. Perhaps, the card is already completely squeezed out.
As for the quality, you can compare screenshots below with reference images obtained on ATI RADEON 9500. Pity, there are still problems with some games.
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