Views Read Edit View history. I found this just as annoying as lack of texture filtering. In Next Generation called Millenium “the definitive 2D accelerator. TAW, Myth 2, Populous: Overall feel is closer to console like Playstation rather than other PC 3d graphics. Mystique’s image quality became quickly inadequate and perhaps from there comes the bad nick “Matrox Mistake”.

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First decision is if to leave default 2: With both of my boards I did not find memory clock to be very limiting.

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It still accelerated 3D graphics a great deal, and, although the picture was close to software rendering, Mystique worked mystjque calculating 3D instead of the CPU, which was already under heavy load. Mystique was Matrox’s most feature-rich 3D accelerator inbut still lacked key features including bilinear filteringfoggingand anti-aliasing support.

With my Mystique used for testing I could set the tightest timings even at top clocks: Drivers for older operating systems Windows 95, Window 3. This page was last modified on 12 Marchat Navigation Main page Recent changes Random page Help.

It probably just fakes the feature so that games demanding it will run. For a friendly price it offered gamers, who could not afford a 3dfx Voodoo, a playable framerate on some ymstique titles, which was more than enough.


Last driver came out in September Some textures in Incoming are missing like if 4 MB of chip is not enough. There was also the manufacturing cost consideration that comes with a larger processor size.

There are no low resolution tests because they are not accepted by my display, what modes is the Mystique trying to set?

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Driver support for the Mystique was robust at launch. Conclusion Mystique has its strong and weak sides. In first Quake lightmaps are not even blended with world textures. For more information on the supported games, see forum thread. Matrox Mystique Let me skip some of the long history of the company and start with the inception of MGA- 64 bit Matrox Graphics architecture. The original Mystique was introduced inwith the slightly upgraded Mystique having been released in 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.

Fortunately Matrox Overclocking Tools are fun to play with once you get used to the formula. A special business-oriented version of Mystiquecalled Mystique Businesswas launched as well. Its major flaws are:.

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However, apart from higher resolutions, upgrading memory did not make much difference. Without myxtique support, textures in the distance appear to “swim”, waving around and appearing “noisy”, because the texture detail wasn’t being properly managed and this caused texture aliasing.


I did run full marox on the slowest board, but there are no surprises. The driver has a checkbox for fog table emulation, but it does not change anything visually.

Drivers in this section are previously released drivers and should be used for trouble shooting purposes only. Indeed, if one learns to deal without alpha-blending and proper environment mapping, Mystique brings its owner a nice crisp image with bright colors.

From a business point of view it did its job well. Archived copy as title Webarchive template wayback links. 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 came Titan chip with feature set expanded by basic 3d operations: First MGA chip Atlas supported high resolution true color 2d accelerator for a new generation of operating systems with demanding graphical user interfaces. Average framerate difference matros to clock difference, how about difference in Final Reality:.