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Views Read Edit View history. The card’s fillrate performance was formidable in games that used many texture layers; though equipped with just 4 pixel pipelines, each had 4 texture units. Within 2 miles 5 miles 10 miles 15 miles 20 miles 50 miles 75 miles miles miles miles miles miles miles miles miles of. Compatible Slot see all. The “” suffix refers to the bit ring bus.

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Matrox Parhelia 256MB

Within 2 miles 5 miles 10 miles 15 miles 20 miles 50 miles 75 miles miles miles miles miles miles miles miles miles of. Guaranteed 3 day delivery. Guaranteed by Fri, Jan 4. The Parhelia was the first GPU by Matrox to be equipped with a bit memory bus, giving it an advantage over other cards of the time in the area of memory bandwidth. This, unfortunately, proved not to be an efficient arrangement in most situations. For parts or not working. New other see details.

Matrox Parhelia DL256

Delivery Options see all. However, within a few months after release, the Parhelia was completely overshadowed by ATI ‘s far faster and fully DirectX 9. In this case it was the ATI Radeonreleased only a few months later. For example, in a flight simulator or sim racingthe middle monitor could show the windshield while the left and right monitors could display the side views offering peripheral vision.


The frame buffer is in RGBA The “Surround Gaming” support allowed the card to drive three monitors creating a unique level gaming immersion. This page was last edited on 1 Augustat The “” suffix refers to the bit ring bus.

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Part Number CD B Despite natrox lackluster performance for its price, Matrox hoped to win over enthusiasts with the Parhelia’s unique and high quality features, such as “Surround Gaming”, glyph acceleration, high resolutions, and 16x fragment anti-aliasing. While the Parhelia possessed an impressive raw memory bandwidth much of it was wasted on invisible house-keeping tasks because the card lacked the ability to predict overdraw or compress z-buffer data, among other inefficiencies.

Got one to sell? The Parhelia was only competitive with the older Radeon and GeForce 3which marrox cost half as much. There seems to be a problem serving the request at this time. Dual link TMDS is supported via external controller connected to the digital interface.

Show only see all. However, only 2 displays can be controlled independently. Later in Parhelia’s life, when DirectX 9 applications were becoming quite prevalent, Matrox acknowledged that the vertex shaders were not Shader Model 2. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.


Item Matro see all. Skip to main content. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. It remained a niche product, while nVidia and ATI control the majority of the discrete graphics chip market.

However, ATI’s Radeon was released later that year, with a considerably larger transistor count million vs. Guaranteed Delivery see all.

Matrox Graphics – Products – Legacy Products – Parhelia Series – Parhelia DL PCI

The item you will be receiving will be labeled with part numbermay not be exact unit pictured. Buying Format see all. As had happened with previous Matrox products, the Parhelia was released just before competing companies released cards that completely matrod it. All manufacturers’ warranties are void unless otherwise stated.