But only from the theoretical standpoint. Better ask the engineers of Matrox or programmers. Nevertheless, Parhelia is still only card providing 3 displays with 2 of them having independent hardware video layer support with full acceleration features for video. The Matrox’s chip has a lower fillrate but it is more efficient at the full capacity than on the R Parhelia cards are used a lot in the medical profession where 2D image quality is the most important thing.

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Infineon memory chips, BGA form-factor. Sandy Bridge Trying out the new method. It will only work with W2K and above.

Matrox Parhelia (128 MB) (PH-A8X128) Graphics Card

This case is an excellent exception. It’s like stereo effects: The card will, however, work fine with drivers in a non-PCI-X slot.

For comparison we used the following cards: In this case such cards are produced only by Matrox, that is why quality doesn’t depend on a certain sample, just on friendliness of a monitor to it, and quality of a monitor and a cable. Now let’s carry out the Advanced Pixel Shader test. And now let’s carry out more detailed tests. Here you can adjust colors, geometry etc.

Matrox Graphics – Products – Legacy Products – Parhelia Series – Parhelia APVe

However, with the FAA the Parhelia thrives. Though “dealers” who would like to make a profit out of it won’t lose their time. Originally, Matrox planned to produce the “Parhelia 2” successor, codenamed “Pitou”. There seem to be a few of the MB variety floating around on flea-bay: Code Creatures This test is based on the CodeCult engine which serves the base for several games. But only from the theoretical standpoint.


Matrox Parhelia

Return to Castle Wolfenstein Test results: Matox settings You can download this animated GIF file K to look at the summary picture of the driver settings. So, let’s start examining the card itself.

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The engine uses almost all modern capabilities of video cards of the latest generation. Board index All times are UTC. Anti-aliasing 3D quality on the whole Conclusion The Canadian Matrox Graphics further referred to as Matroxpharwlia is a subdivision of Phare,ia Electronic Systems Ltd, unexpectedly released a unique product.

What I remember is only a few weeks after Parhelia was released, ATi released the Radeon and that was it for Matrox.

Matrox Parhelia ( MB) (PH-A8X) Graphics Card | eBay

Released init was best known for its ability to drive three monitors “Surround Gaming” and its Coral Reef tech demo. On the whole, the PCB is quite expensive which will certainly affect the prime cost.


The Parhelia was the first GPU by Matrox to be equipped with a bit memory bus, giving it an advantage over other cards of the time in the area of memory bandwidth. We will examine all settings in turn. We ran 14 games and noticed no flaws. I can do a bit of testing when i’m finished with my machine.

Although 16 texture units place this chip on a higher level, our tests will show that almost no applications can work with the multitexturing mode of “4 pipelines X 4 texture units”.

You know quite well, that estimation of 2D quality is subjective. This is a standard. Here is the box the card will ship in: Unlike previous products, it supports Windows Vista Aero acceleration.

Quality of the output filters is paid very careful attention to probably Matrox is afraid that third companies can simplify the design and, therefore, it doesn’t hand over the production to them.