Z-buffer with 16 bit bus was optional. Mystique is powered by SG chip, evolving from Millennium’s W. In the beginning of the nineties the mission was to bring workstation class performance to a PC. I found this just as annoying as lack of texture filtering. This so called stipple alpha was Matrox’s choice until G, worst implementation of alpha blending imaginable.

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In more generic terms the DPU is a bare pixel pipeline.

Matrox Mystique

G supported full bit color depth rendering which substantially pushed the image quality upwards by eliminating dithering artifacts caused by the then-more-typical bit color depth. Views Read Edit View history.

Some textures in Incoming are missing like if 4 MB of chip is not enough. The actual hardware was identical. Overclocking With early Matrox 3d cards things are not so simple if you are looking for maximum.

This page was last edited on 21 Januaryat The real fight for 3d gamer begun with Mystique in and Matrox kept on releasing newer versions until summer 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. In cases where “available with OS” is stated, the operating system will install a Matrox driver that will give you basic 2D and 3D functionality, where this driver is supported by Microsoft.


With the G, Matrox aimed to combine its past products’ competent 2D and video acceleration with a full-featured 3D accelerator.

Mystique is powered by SG chip, evolving from Millennium’s W. In other projects Wikimedia Commons. Power Consumption 4 Watts.

Drivers for older/legacy Matrox products

Each bus is unidirectional and is designed to speed data transfer to and from the functional units within the chip. Last driver came out in September PCI interface was enriched by bus mastering.

In the late Matrox released Impression Plus board, able to theoretically render k Gouraud shaded polygons per second. It was not uncommon to pair up the Mystique or another Matrox card with a 3Dfx Voodoo Graphics grapjics board because the Voodoo cards were the fastest and most well-supported 3D accelerators at the time. This does not happen to old chip, so I may have come to some actual difference between the revisions. The framerate is not any higher than d3d wrappers anyway.

Let me skip some of the long history of the company and start with the inception of MGA- 64 bit Matrox Graphics architecture. 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. No Mystique can display textures in Shogo and 3dmark Mystique also had various ports on the card for memory expansion and additional hardware peripherals.


Its 2D support rivaled the best cards available for performance and quality, however. This card came with a different software bundle targeting business users and excluding the games. But most of Direct3d games could use it, especially big low graphicss textures like skies looks horrible unfiltered.

Matrox Mystique 220 graphics card – MGA 1164SG – 4 MB Series

If you are myshique for the most recent drivers, please click here. Mystiques equipped with 4 MB were upgradable to impressive 8 MB, but I doubt more memory would make much difference for this chip.

TAW, Mystiquf 2, Populous: This allowed Matrox to build more graphics processors per wafer at the factory as well as to reduce heat output of the chip, and the GAs came without even a heatsink. Mystique was their most feature-rich 3D accelerator inbut still lacked key features including bilinear filtering.

It probably just fakes the feature so that games demanding it will run. Matrox released a newer version of the Mystique in 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.

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