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Originally Posted by chil3nito View Post
lolll look at the cooler...
why is it so expensive??
The G on the fan stands for Groovy, mean't something good back 40 years ago when it was made!
The high cost is apparently for the cables included in the retail box (which might be signed by Picasso himself).
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the matrox cards were such a big deal because a lot of the big time video editing software around the 99-2k2 time frame required it.. in the days before the 2 ghz barrier, you built your edit system around the capture card. When you paid upwards of $3k for a card, you usually listened to what pinnacle or miro told you to build your computer out of... They were picky about video cards for certain display modes and hardware rendering options, and were even more picky about motherboard chipsets.

Needless to say things have come a long way and the Avid Xpress Pro HD (RIP cheap Avid products) at work runs great on a quickly slapped together Q6600/P35 system.
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nah, matrox has been around from back in the day


Founded in 1976
Yup, they're the "other Canadian graphics card company", but as it is with most things in Quebec they are completely overshadowed by Ontario's version (in this case, ATI )

Back in the day just about anybody could start up a company making video cards, as you can imagine it was a complete mess, until eventually ATI and nVidia emerged victorious.

Just like with S3 and it's ultra-low-power-low-performance model, Matrox has managed to survive by providing budget business solutions to companies that can't afford nVidia's Quadro or ATI's FireGL lines of cards.
    
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hmmm yeah i've seen that brand b4...
    
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hmmm yeah i've seen that brand b4...
Yeah, they are still around and held in pretty high regard to this game if you're in the video (or finance in some cases) industry. Those big ridiculous stock trading setups are 9 times out of 10 running matrox in some form..

As for the video end, they've been talked about more recently in the final cut pro and Premiere Pro department. With the CPU's at the speeds they hit now, this is obviously not a big deal as it once was though. The only real worthy video hardware anymore is the $20K Avid Adrenaline, which requires some other expensive card for HD functionality. At that price, I'll sacrifice rendering on the fly =)

But matrox is still there!
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post #17 of 39
Matrox? Holy crap that's from WAY back in the day. I'm surprised they are still around.
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Memory Type DDR


>.> ORLY?
    
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post #19 of 39
Nothing new about matrox, man that reminds me of my 486 days
post #20 of 39
I had a good laugh at the title "New Video Card" Man am I getting old or what?
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