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Product: Matrox Millennium G400 32MB Dual Head
Company: Matrox
Estimated Street Price: 150/$149.95
Review By: Byron Hinson

Final Results and Overall Mark

Table Of Contents
1: Introduction
2: Installation & Driver Quality
3: 2D & VCQ
5: DualHead
6: DVD Playback
7: Benchmarks & Games Tested
8: Overall
9: Screenshots

Well we have reached the end of the review. Here are my final comments, notes and grades for Matrox's Millennium G400 graphics card.

Final Comments

How It Grades
Installation: A+
Manual: B
Performance: A-
Drivers: A-
Look: N/A
Help Files: A-
Price: A-
Overall: A-

The G400 is probably the best of the current crop of graphics cards out today, this doesn't mean that there are no problems with it - The OpenGL ICD driver for instance, isn't quite up to the standard of other cards OpenGL drivers yet, fingers crossed that this will change in the near future (I'm assured that it will). Direct3D performance is second to none and the image quality across the board is superb.

Both home and business users will find the top quality 2D and DualHead capability a very tasty addition, while gamers are likely to find the image quality excellent and Direct3D performance a big increase over other graphics cards and for those of you who want good DVD performance without shelling out for a separate DVD-Decoder card can't really go wrong. Overall its an excellent buy.

Overall Score 91%
Version Reviewed Drivers Version 5.21
Matrox G400 OpenGL ICD Driver Version:
Release Date Out Now
In The Box? 1 G400 AGP Card
1 CD (Contains drivers, demo games, Expendable Full game)
1 Instruction Manual
1 S-Video Cable
The Good Points Easy To Install
Great 32Bit Color Performance
Good DVD Playback
Wonderful Image Quality
Hardware EMBM
Will Be Even Better In The Future
The Bad Points Some Games Won't Work Properly
OpenGL ICD Needs More Work
Reviewers PC Setup Pentium II 450
Windows 98 Second Edition
128 Meg SD-Ram
Voodoo 2 - 8mb
DirectX 6.1a
SoundBlaster Live! Value
17" LG Electronics Monitor
Matrox G400 32MB AGP Graphics Card
Microsoft Force Feedback Pro
Microsoft Freestyle Pro (USB)
Microsoft Digital Sound System 80 (USB)

DVD Setup: Toshiba SD-1202 DVD-ROM - 32x
DVD TV Player - Samsung 807

PC Required Windows 3.1, NT 3.51 & OS/2 Warp 95/98/2000 Or Higher
Intel Pentium 100 PC (or 100% compatible CPU)
Integrated USB 1.0 Controller or USB 1.0 Controller Card
30MB Hard-Drive Space


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