Matrox Parhelia Graphics Card

128MB 256bit - S-Video - MPN: PHA128R
Product Details
Description
With an unprecedented number of revolutionary technologies, Matrox Parhelia cards take 2D quality, professional productivity and 3D realism to a new level.
Quick Glance
Interface Connection DVI Yes, S-Video Yes
Slot/Port Type AGP 8x
Functionality 2 Monitors
normalized-Installed Video Memory 128
User Reviews
5 Star Review   By member Radeon - May 14, 2003   

Strengths: 512-bit GPU 256-bit DDR memory interface

The best multimonitor and 2D support bar none!!! Great DVD playback, pro OpenGL support, CAD/DCC certified drivers, and gaming capablity on top of that!Seriously, this is probably the only card on the market that can do all of these things so well!and of course the AutoCad drivers...and the HUGE boost in OpenGL performance that the last 1.04 drivers provide. This card is unique it handles perfectly todays games, best of this card is sourround build in. Games sound much better with this technology.

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5 Star Review   By member scarrman - Feb 14, 2003   

Strengths: Simple installation, setup. Amazing color depth. This card can handle huge Photoshop files with ease. Online support if needed.

Weakness: Absolutely none I can see. I have yet to try the triple-head mode.

Having just built my first home computer, I am completely satisfied. I have no previous experience beyond a very old Gateway, so I have to temper my comments, but from what I have read, this is an amazing card. The alleged shortfalls in 3D gaming are not evident, unless you are into shear numbers. DVD movies are sooo crisp & vivid.

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5 Star Review   By member Contrast - Feb 7, 2003   

Strengths: Matrox Parhelia 128MB * TripleHead Desktop / Surround Gaming * Video

I am very pleased with this video card. With the the sorround hardware you can feel the diffrence when playing todays games. Also this card is very unique you can hook up, 3 monitors. Imagine plaing games with 3 monitors at once, it would be like been inside the theter. Also I noticed a big diffrence with 2D quality in application, comparing to Geforce3. Thanx to 10Bit Giga color. and 512-bit GPU. Without a doubt this card is the best on the market.

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5 Star Review   By member SONY - Aug 2, 2002   

Strengths: 512 GPU, 128MB ram (256bitS), sourround system buit in. Pro card for Autocad

Weakness: price

The Matrox Parhelia-512 128MB Video Card is one totally amazing card that immerses you in visual enjoyment with high fidelity graphics. While not the fastest 3D gaming product on the market it has no problem running current games. Like all Matrox Video Cards they have super crisp clear text and this card really brings 2D to life with 10-bit GigaColor technology." At last it comes with 256 bit DDR , nivida and ATI come with 128bit, which is twice slower memory including the GPU.

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Product Details
Description
With an unprecedented number of revolutionary technologies, Matrox Parhelia cards take 2D quality, professional productivity and 3D realism to a new level.
Quick Glance
Interface Connection DVI Yes, S-Video Yes
Slot/Port Type AGP 8x
Functionality 2 Monitors
normalized-Installed Video Memory 128
Summary
Product Title Matrox Parhelia Graphics Card
Manufacturer Matrox
Power Score 5 | 4 Reviews
Memory
Installed Video Memory: 128 MB
Memory Technology: DDR SDRAM
Compatibility
System Type: PC
System Requirements: AGP 3.0 compliant system 128 MB RAM 600 MHz CPU Microsoft Windows 2000, Windows XP, or Windows NT 4.0 operating system 300W system power supply CD-ROM
Warranty
Warranty Information: 3 Year Limited
More Info
URL: Manufacturer Link
Additional Specifications
Analog Signal: Yes
Category: Video
Bus Width: 256 bit
Dual RAMDAC: Yes
AGP Support: AGP 4X
Color Depth at Maximum Resolution: 1.07 Billion Colors (30-bit)
Type of Video Card: 2D/3D Video w/TV Support
RAMDAC Speed: 400 MHz
SKU: DPHA128R
Description: Matrox Parhelia
Max Resolution: 1024 x 768 (XGA), 1152 x 864, 1280 x 1024 (SXGA), 1600 x 1200 (UXGA), 1920 x 1440, 2048 x 1536, 640 x 480 (VGA), 800 x 600 (SVGA)
Labor Warranty: 3 year(s)
Class: Card
Base Warranty: 3 year(s)
Number of S-Video Output: 1
Brand Name: Matrox
Number of DVI Output: 2
Frequency Band: 512-bit GPUSurround Design and Surround GamingDualHead-HF and TripleHead Desktop16x Fragment AntialiasingMatrox PrecisionCAD driver for AutoCAD
Digital Signal: Yes
Parts Warranty: 3 year(s)
User Reviews
5 Star Review   By member Radeon - May 14, 2003   

Strengths: 512-bit GPU 256-bit DDR memory interface

The best multimonitor and 2D support bar none!!! Great DVD playback, pro OpenGL support, CAD/DCC certified drivers, and gaming capablity on top of that!Seriously, this is probably the only card on the market that can do all of these things so well!and of course the AutoCad drivers...and the HUGE boost in OpenGL performance that the last 1.04 drivers provide. This card is unique it handles perfectly todays games, best of this card is sourround build in. Games sound much better with this technology.

80% of readers found this review helpful.

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5 Star Review   By member scarrman - Feb 14, 2003   

Strengths: Simple installation, setup. Amazing color depth. This card can handle huge Photoshop files with ease. Online support if needed.

Weakness: Absolutely none I can see. I have yet to try the triple-head mode.

Having just built my first home computer, I am completely satisfied. I have no previous experience beyond a very old Gateway, so I have to temper my comments, but from what I have read, this is an amazing card. The alleged shortfalls in 3D gaming are not evident, unless you are into shear numbers. DVD movies are sooo crisp & vivid.

100% of readers found this review helpful.

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5 Star Review   By member Contrast - Feb 7, 2003   

Strengths: Matrox Parhelia 128MB * TripleHead Desktop / Surround Gaming * Video

I am very pleased with this video card. With the the sorround hardware you can feel the diffrence when playing todays games. Also this card is very unique you can hook up, 3 monitors. Imagine plaing games with 3 monitors at once, it would be like been inside the theter. Also I noticed a big diffrence with 2D quality in application, comparing to Geforce3. Thanx to 10Bit Giga color. and 512-bit GPU. Without a doubt this card is the best on the market.

43% of readers found this review helpful.

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5 Star Review   By member SONY - Aug 2, 2002   

Strengths: 512 GPU, 128MB ram (256bitS), sourround system buit in. Pro card for Autocad

Weakness: price

The Matrox Parhelia-512 128MB Video Card is one totally amazing card that immerses you in visual enjoyment with high fidelity graphics. While not the fastest 3D gaming product on the market it has no problem running current games. Like all Matrox Video Cards they have super crisp clear text and this card really brings 2D to life with 10-bit GigaColor technology." At last it comes with 256 bit DDR , nivida and ATI come with 128bit, which is twice slower memory including the GPU.

100% of readers found this review helpful.

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