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Offline GadgetMaster

Re: It
« Reply #15 on: May 14, 2002, 10:52:32 PM »
heheh!

Nice one ben.

Keep it up

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Offline seer

Re: It
« Reply #16 on: May 14, 2002, 11:03:48 PM »
That's the problem with every developer out there, everyone can catch up too quickly.

Well, it's a mixed blessing and a curse, but in the end, somebody has got to be the first.. Sometime somwhere you'll be running a 1024bit GFX card... Well, maybe..
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Offline KPK

Re: It
« Reply #17 on: May 14, 2002, 11:10:16 PM »
Read this link if you haven't or re-read it if you have. It's short but it makes me believe in this graphics card as a high-end Amiga card...   That thing about what they have up their sleeves must have been this new card..

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Offline Juzz

Re: It
« Reply #18 on: May 14, 2002, 11:43:47 PM »
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But how can this be used by AmigaOS?

From the very beginning of AOS 4 - it can't - sorry  :-(

I was hoping for this being supported too, but it seems that Hyperion needs to get Warp3D beefed up a bit before it will be supported.
The update to Warp3D will be done - but the speed of which this update will appear depends largely on the sales of OS 4.... So let's make it a bestseller so we can use our Parhelias (I know I will be getting me one of those cards).
It will be Hyperion who will make the drivers for the card, but from what I hear they have excellent support from Matrox.
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Re: It
« Reply #19 on: May 14, 2002, 11:46:43 PM »
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A little faith people! Hyperion never lied to youi before.


Keep it up and I will be a Hyperion cheerleader, just don't expect me to wear a cheerleader costume! That would be scary!!  :-o
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Re: It
« Reply #20 on: May 14, 2002, 11:52:10 PM »
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was hoping for this being supported too, but it seems that Hyperion needs to get Warp3D beefed up a bit before it will be supported.


From what I've read this may very well be in the first Boing Bag update after OS4.0 is released. Boy would that be sweet!

Here is my thought. AGP slot - Parlehia-512(w/3 monitors), first PCI slot, PCI All-In-Wonder-Radeon(1 monitor and TV/VCR hookup).

4 Monitor output! 4 'screens'... yummy!! Just think of the possibilities.. :-o

Games with requirements "Minimum 3 monitors required" !!
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Offline Ivan

Re: It
« Reply #21 on: May 15, 2002, 07:24:10 AM »
>From what I've read this may very well be in the first Boing Bag update after OS4.0 is released. Boy would that be sweet!

I sure hope so. :) I definatly want one of these cards in my A1.

As for monitors. Check this thing out. :) I had this link from a couple months ago when surfing around for monitors. Darn expensive though.
20" flat panel, 2048x1536

http://www.viewsonic.com/products/crt_p225f.htm

(damn, cant connect right now. just my luck :P)

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Offline System

Re: It
« Reply #22 on: May 15, 2002, 10:51:20 AM »
Doesn't the ATI AIW do dual monitors?

So you really mean *CRUNCH* 5 monitors in a heap of saw-dust where your desk used to be.

It was the monitor that broke the tables back.  (Ahhh How I used to like that story when my Birthing AI would signal to me in my amnotic fluid pocket back in the days of post foetal stages)
 

Offline Quixote

Re: It
« Reply #23 on: May 15, 2002, 11:22:24 AM »
"The specs are impressive, and I WANT TO BELIEVE, but until I see it on Matrox's site, it's just talk".

Well, now I've seen it on Matrox's site, and I DO BELIEVE, and it's not just talk anymore.  This is some impressive stuff!  As Will Smith said in Independance Day: "I have got to get me one of these!"

As for applications requiring a minimum number of monitors, I recall back in the day there was a coin-op arcade game which name I forget.  It was a side-scrolling shoot-'em-up.  Standard stuff, but the gimmick was its display.  Two monitors were mounted inside the cabinet, oriented so that they faced up, towards a partialy silvered mirror, which reflected the images toward the players.  Behind the mirror was a third monitor, positioned between the reflections of the other two.  The effect was three screens side by side, with no seams between them.  That was amazing stuff for its day about ten to fifteen years ago, but now it seems we've got a card to drive such hardware at home.  *Sniff!* Brings a tear to my eye.


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Offline System

Re: It's official. "Introducing Matrox Parhelia™-5
« Reply #24 on: May 15, 2002, 02:08:39 PM »
I think I heard elsewhere that this will be an 8x AGP card. If that's the case then I'm assuming the A1 won't make the most of it, right? But then again, apparently it will only partially support DX9 which would make it more favourable to Amigas (and other non-microsoft systems)

I wunder how much it will cost? /me looks at existing card in PC with evil glint in eye...
 

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Re: It's official. "Introducing Matrox Parhelia™-5
« Reply #25 on: May 15, 2002, 02:30:12 PM »
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I think I heard elsewhere that this will be an 8x AGP card. If that's the case then I'm assuming the A1 won't make the most of it, right?


Nothing will likely make use of AGP 8x for quite some time. It's doubtful there will be much difference in AGP2x and 4x either.

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I wunder how much it will cost? /me looks at existing card in PC with evil glint in eye...


Figure the ballpark of $400 to $500USD for the first couple of models. Those are the numbers floating around. Not surprising considering everytime a new Nvidia Geforce product comes out it is in this price range, and this card is WAAAY more technical.
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Re: It's official. "Introducing Matrox Parhelia?-5
« Reply #26 on: May 15, 2002, 04:51:21 PM »
Yes, this card will may a great addition to the AmigaOne.
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Offline The_Editor

Re: It's official. "Introducing Matrox Parhelia?-5
« Reply #27 on: May 15, 2002, 09:37:38 PM »
But will AMIGANAUTS show their gratitude and buy it,  in enough numbers to make other manufacturers sit up and notice??

Snowball effect.      :-o
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Offline Herewegoagain

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« Reply #28 on: May 16, 2002, 12:46:36 AM »
"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."

Hmmm...Now I'm having visions of 2GHz G5 AmigaOnes with AGP 8X and DDR for Christmas... ;)

Oh, okay....But I can wish can't I???
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Re: It's official. "Introducing Matrox Parhelia?-5
« Reply #29 on: May 16, 2002, 03:31:48 PM »
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But will AMIGANAUTS show their gratitude and buy it, in enough numbers to make other manufacturers sit up and notice??


If drivers are available, this will likely be the #1 GFX card choice of Amigans. Considering this is going to be a very highend card and NOT cheap, sales to Amigans should put 'Amiga' on the map in Matrox's eyes. A few thousand sales to 'Amigans', IF they know it is going to Amigans will sit nicely.
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