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AuthorTopic: Tom's hardware review of Matrox Parhelia.  (Read 2207 times)

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Offline GadgetMaster

Re: Tom's hardware review of Matrox Parhelia.
« Reply #15 on: June 26, 2002, 05:38:59 AM »
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WTF is wrong with Tom's Hardware now?


Don't know maybe...

It's not flavour of the month :-P

or

It's out of fashion  :-D

Aren't serious computer users like us a wierd bunch.

LOL
 

Offline Loki1

Re: Tom's hardware review of Matrox Parhelia.
« Reply #16 on: June 26, 2002, 05:47:28 AM »
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Matrox have never said their chip would run at 375MHz..


You are right in that they never officialy said that, BUT they did leak it on their OWN web site and on numerious other sites.  If you search this site you will find plenty of data backing this up including links to the pertenent pages!

Loki
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Offline Loki1

Re: Tom's hardware review of Matrox Parhelia.
« Reply #17 on: June 26, 2002, 06:30:50 AM »
It didn't seem to me that Tom's Hardware was kissing Matrox's Ass with their review.  It rated the card dead last on most tests!


I can't wait to see what the really tough reviewers will say. :hammer:

Loki
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Offline System

Re: Tom's hardware review of Matrox Parhelia.
« Reply #18 on: June 26, 2002, 07:31:12 AM »
Drifting slightly off-topic.  I often see/hear people commenting how "such-and-such a card is often better than so-and-so's card, but it seems slower due to poor drivers."

While this may be true, real world performance *is* dependant on good drivers.  I mean, what good is a high performance 3D chip if the software is going to crash your system?
 

Offline Hammer

Re: Tom's hardware review of Matrox Parhelia.
« Reply #19 on: June 26, 2002, 01:31:42 PM »
Can Matrox compete with ATI and nVidia?

I as recall, it’s rumored that ATI’s R300 is soon to be release in the near future…
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Offline Hammer

Re: Tom's hardware review of Matrox Parhelia.
« Reply #20 on: June 26, 2002, 01:34:13 PM »
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While this may be true, real world performance *is* dependant on good drivers. I mean, what good is a high performance 3D chip if the software is going to crash your system?

I don’t have any major problems nVidia cards and drivers.
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Offline System

Re: Tom's hardware review of Matrox Parhelia.
« Reply #21 on: June 26, 2002, 02:20:27 PM »
I wasn't thinking about nVidia, but more in regards to some above comments and  anandtech reporting  that Matrox Parhelia drivers cause system crashes.  Everyone knows, or should know, that nVidia has the best drivers.  (But for how long...?)
 

Offline carls

Re: Tom
« Reply #22 on: June 26, 2002, 05:47:46 PM »
@redrumloa

> WTF is wrong with Tom's Hardware now?

Oh... Don't you KNOW? All the elite users thinks he is a L4M3R!!!
By the way, did I mention my latest purchase to be able to run Windows XP2005 B1RC7 on my P4-1700MHz?

j/k... :-)
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Offline Ilwrath

Re: Tom
« Reply #23 on: June 28, 2002, 12:18:35 PM »
Yeah, I'm not always sure how accurate Tom's is, anymore, either.  Though I had thought he was on a bit of a GeForce kick lately.  And what wasn't accurately shown was that really, these three cards (GF4Ti, Radeon 8500, and Matrox) weren't that far apart, performance-wise.  

The Paraplegic (or whatever the heck it's called)  :-D should perform fairly well for whatever application you throw it in.  (I, personally, don't care much for it, but that's more my opinion of Matrox than anything else...)