Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Amiga Kit Amiga Store Iridium Banner AMIStore App Store A1200/A600 4xIDE Interface

AuthorTopic: It's official. "Introducing Matrox Parhelia™-512"  (Read 2568 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline redrumloa

  • Original Omega User
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Join Date: Feb 2002
  • Posts: 10126
  • Total likes: 0
It's official. "Introducing Matrox Parhelia™-512"
« on: May 14, 2002, 07:27:07 PM »
Immerse yourself in High Fidelity Graphics

"High fidelity refers to a superb reproduction, which is completely true to the original. The engineering vision fulfilled by Matrox Parhelia-512 was to achieve the highest-fidelity graphics with the truest representation of color, 3D, text and images created by a single source of incomparable quality, performance and features."

- Lorne Trottier, Matrox president
:-o
http://www.matrox.com/mga/products/parhelia512/home.cfm

Someone has to state the obvious and that someone is me!
 

Offline redrumloa

  • Original Omega User
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Join Date: Feb 2002
  • Posts: 10126
  • Total likes: 0
Re: It's official. "Introducing Matrox Parhelia™-5
« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2002, 07:58:57 PM »
Also from Toms Hardware:

----------------
Matrox describes Parhelia as the first 512-bit GPU (Graphics Processing Unit) in the world, which accounts for the "512" that appears in the full name for the chip. It comes with a 256-bit wide memory bus, which is able to transfer 512 bits of data per clock, because of its double data rate capability. This may just be a number to you, but in practice, this is some rather amazing stuff. It increases the pin count of the chip by an incredible number and it makes the PCB of the graphics card a lot more complex too. There's a good reason why neither NVIDIA, nor ATi have tried that yet. Right now, Parhelia demo boards have no less than 8 layers! At 300 MHz memory clock (600 MHz DDR), Parhelia has a whopping memory bandwidth of 20 GB per second. By comparison, NVIDIA's top product, the GeForce 4 Ti4600, just reaches 10.4 GB/s. However, with its Lightspeed Memory Architecture II, NVIDIA has provided its graphics cards with a very effective Crossbar Memory Controller, lossless Z-compression and further optimizations.
--------------

So much for 'Look at the specs, it's a hoax'! These are the specs, and it's no hoax:-)

For more see:
http://www.tomshardware.com/graphic/02q2/020514/index.html
 :-D
Someone has to state the obvious and that someone is me!
 

Offline Skyraker

Re: It's official. "Introducing Matrox Parhelia™-5
« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2002, 08:07:58 PM »
Theres also an 8 page review at hardware zone.com,

http://www.hardwarezone.com/articles/articles.hwz?cid=3&aid=425&page=1


Regards

Skyraker.
---------------------------------------------------------------------
I have the body of an 18 year old ......... I keep it in the fridge.
---------------------------------------------------------------------
 

Offline JetFireDX

Re: It's official. "Introducing Matrox Parhelia™-5
« Reply #3 on: May 14, 2002, 08:21:32 PM »
Sounds like quite a monster they have built. Can't wait to see it on display somewhere. Might just be the GPU for my new machine I am going to build soon. Especially since if/when I get an A1 it could migrate to it.
 

Offline Kay

Re: It
« Reply #4 on: May 14, 2002, 08:25:20 PM »
Calling Ben Hermans...this is your cue to say "I told you so!" :-)

I was originally planning to go for the G550, but now I'm not so sure anymore...

Kay
 

Offline Valan

Re: It
« Reply #5 on: May 14, 2002, 08:35:06 PM »
The specs are fantastic!
But how can this be used by AmigaOS?

Will the AmigaOS have an advantage with this card over PCs also with the card.

Can this give us individual, multi screens on the same moniter as with the Classic chipset?

Since Matrox are working with Amiga Inc I just wonder if this were possible.

Valan
 

Offline seer

Re: It
« Reply #6 on: May 14, 2002, 08:38:47 PM »
You know, when the first post was made about this card, and I said I would buy this card, I wasn't all that serious, .. Now that it's out, and the specs are real, I say, gimme gimme gimme !!

Hmm... How on earth I'm I going te put 3  17" screens on my desk.......... (That is, paying for them en really puting them on a desk powered et all.. ) Aahh... The things you have to worry about
~
Everything you say will be misquoted and used against you.
~
 

Offline redrumloa

  • Original Omega User
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Join Date: Feb 2002
  • Posts: 10126
  • Total likes: 0
Re: It
« Reply #7 on: May 14, 2002, 08:59:00 PM »
Quote
Aahh... The things you have to worry about


Really terribe eh? hehe! This gfx card does seem VERY AMIGA. As for 3 17' monitors on one desk? 3 yes, 17" NO! I want 3 25" monitors ;-) Or maybe I'll settle for 3 19" LCD monitors.. Ahh.. The tortue:-D
Someone has to state the obvious and that someone is me!
 

Offline seer

Re: It
« Reply #8 on: May 14, 2002, 09:01:55 PM »
I want 3 25" monitors  Or maybe I'll settle for 3 19" LCD monitors.. Ahh.. The tortue

Aah.. You have a vision !
~
Everything you say will be misquoted and used against you.
~
 

Offline Kay

Re: It's official. "Introducing Matrox Parhelia™-512"
« Reply #9 on: May 14, 2002, 09:03:04 PM »
Don't know if I can afford two extra 19" Trinitrons, though...or fit them on my desk, for that matter...

Kay
 

Offline System

Re: It
« Reply #10 on: May 14, 2002, 09:05:43 PM »
I wish Amiga would offer something special with this card. It would fit perfectly as the next generation Amiga computers.

Seeing that Matrox is selling the card to everyone (unfortunately) and not just amiga users ... perhaps the first phase of cards should first premeire on the AmigaONE's(publicity... :)... )and then perhaps 2-5 months later they come out for all other platforms?

I don't know. Something to give Amiga an edge. I wish there was someway for Amiga to create its own hardware sector. we need to buy out matrox.

jer
 

Offline seer

Re: It
« Reply #11 on: May 14, 2002, 09:09:21 PM »
and then perhaps 2-5 months later they come out for all other platforms?

2 Months is a long time when you consider NVidia and ATI aren't going to let this happen without a fight.. Don't be surprised when they announce a Geforce 5 or a radeon X within 2 months..
~
Everything you say will be misquoted and used against you.
~
 

Offline System

Re: It
« Reply #12 on: May 14, 2002, 09:26:46 PM »
True. And of course everyone is going to fight each other to death till one stands above all the rest or just so everyone has their shot at 15 min. of fame.

what would be better is if these graphics card developers would create something far more ingeneous. Why 512bit technology? Why not 864bit technology? And something along the lines of having 100GB thru-put.

I guess the technology just isn't here yet or I guess what the real reason is... just too damn expensive for the consumer.

That way everyone has a hard time catching up. That's the problem with every developer out there, everyone can catch up too quickly.

How about if we got our hands on alien technology that boasts 34million(sl*) of bandwidth.

*sl--speed of light

that way no one can catch up with Amiga for quite some from now.

Ok..I'll dunk my head in the toilet now.

jer
 

Offline The_Editor

Re: It
« Reply #13 on: May 14, 2002, 10:06:46 PM »
Well, my monitor is a Belinea 21", So I'll have to get two more wont I ..  :-o    Already told the missus (I'm still wearing the chip pan!!)

It Rox alright ... Definately getting it.  I currently run G550 which is cool for NLE but picture mediastudioPro spread over three monitors ..or two with video source  & output on t'other.   :-D
The Reluctant Pom
 

Offline HyperionMP

Re: It
« Reply #14 on: May 14, 2002, 10:37:07 PM »
Well, didn't I tell you guys that nVidia was not the best option anymore?

I told you so!

Now just be patient when I come back here for my G5 "I told you so" posting.

A little faith people! Hyperion never lied to youi before.