Times have changed however. It requires a PC with a G accelerator at each and and the required audio hardware for speaking. We can see that gaming is not the cards strong point at all sadly. I can just about see the usefulness of this but I’d much rather sit and watch a live human being. DualHead was still a novelty then and Matrox pulled it off very well and gave the masses a twin output solution. Remember that the Quake3 benchmarks we do at Hexus are with all performance sapping rendering features turned on.

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Times have changed however. However, for business users willing to invest in the technology, it does have benefits.

Matrox Graphics – Products – Graphics Cards – G-Series – G LP PCI

You can select a range of prefabricated heads or import your own DigiMask. You can see that the features on the card endear it to a much different market than one that would purchase a GeForce3. Accompanied by the narrator maybe mztrox if the narrator is present, what’s the use for the HeadCast?

By reading this site you agree to our cookie policy. Using speech recognition, the HeadCasting engine syncs the 3D head to your speech, giving the impression of authentic facial animations. We can see that gaming is not the cards strong point at all sadly.

Photos of packaging and card leak. Matrox arguably pull it off better than the rest with DVDMax especially standing out as a great feature on the G also present on the older GHydraVision from ATi is a good solution and is present on a lot of their cards.


I’m maybe the wrong person to convey the benefits of HeadCasting and Hexus’ primary focus isn’t this type of card. The hardware millenihm run the Nature test due to a lack of hardware acceleration for the features the test needs.

HeadCasting Millnium in two minds about HeadCasting. Finally, we’ll take a quick look at the OpenGL performance of the card using Quake3. Remembering that the 2nd head can be a digital output or a TV and you have an excellent video playback solution. If we think back quickly to the HeadCasting engine, you’ll remember I mentioned the card did vertex shading and vertex manipulation in hardware.

Chip Specification and Technology We’ll take a formal look at the specification shortly. Being a relatively new part, the card also has hardware support for the major D3D and OpenGL primitive formats and is a full bit renderer along the entire pipeline including bit multitexture and final bit colour output. DualHead is also not a novelty any more.

The G isn’t a step ahead of the rest any more when it comes to the 2D image quality. The card struggles playing Quake3 with everything on and the Gainward Ti ends up being over 8 times faster at x Before we analyse the card and its performance and features, lets take a look at the technology that makes up the G core.

Review: Matrox G – Graphics –

The system would still be card limited even on an XP or lower. Matrox is known for it’s incredible matrx image quality on earlier products. Remember this is a DirectX 8.

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Video conferencing works fine and you get a more human interaction. Created by the company of the same name, DigiMask software lets you create an accurate 3D model of a persons head using software bundled with the card. Conclusion So, we’ve seen that the G is not a gamers card.

Matrox G550 LP PCIe

It has constant registers to allow it to do a full 32 matrix skin of a 3D mesh miklenium hardware. When was the last time you upgraded your PC?

The cable has two outputs. Click to find out more.

Matrox G550

Just remember that it’s not a gaming card. This lets the card do realistic facial animations and other operations which call upon the MPS functionality.

The software transmits the HeadCasting data back and forth over the network and the HeadFone software animates the talking head at the other end using the HeadCasting engine on the G This DigiMask is then used by the HeadCasting engine on the chip in a variety of other software applications to bring the head to life.

Hopefully we’ll see Matrox back soon with new card since one less player in the performance card market means less competition which only harms the consumer.