Review : Matrox Parhelia-512

Posted on Saturday, September 14 2002 @ 10:33 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Another review of the Matrox Parhelia-512,
This time by HardwareZone :
By far our two favorite features of the Parhelia are its 16x Fragment Anti-Aliasing and TripleHead function for Surround Gaming. The quality-to-performance ratio of that anti-aliasing method was pretty good. But it does come with one noticeable limitation. While it does take away a lot of the "jagged" edges of an object, the overall image quality isn't as well-defined as NVIDIA's 4xFSAA or even Matrox's own 4x Super Sampling (SS). That said, while Matrox's 4x SS anti-aliasing churns out some of the best images around, the miserable frame-rates incurred means that you're definitely better off with either 16xFAA turned on or none at all.

DualHead? No TripleHead!

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Thomas De Maesschalck

Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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