Archived from the original on The Impression could not perform hardware texture mapping , for example, requiring Gouraud shading or lower-quality techniques. This is mostly due to the slow CPU and should be better on newer Socket 7 systems. There are few games were old with slower clocks beats fast and likely ability to texture from system memory is the reason. No Mystique can display textures in Shogo and 3dmark The Matrox Mystique was one of the first integrated acceleration cards supported by a wider range of games, including the original Tomb Raider from It is not nice to keep customers in the dark around such matters.
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In games, where it’s not crucial Tomb Raider, for examplethe picture can be described as curious and overall not bad. Unlike Millennium these boards had friendly pricing and still good GUI performance as one would expect from Matrox. Without mipmapping support, textures in the distance appear to “swim”, waving around and appearing “noisy”, because the texture detail wasn’t being properly managed and this caused texture aliasing.
Mystique was oriented on mid-end consumer and business market, offering excellent 2D performance, traditional for Matrox. Average framerate difference corresponds to clock difference, how about difference in Final Reality: It was blazing fast 2D card with crisp output for modern graphical interfaces like just fresh Windows msytique The framerate is not any higher than d3d wrappers anyway.
The newer Millennium card also contained 3D capabilities similar to the Ma Plus, and was nearly as limited. With 4 millions 3d controllers sold inMatrox was standing strong with around a quarter of the market. At the time, semiconductor fabrication processes and 3D hardware architecture design expertise was limited.
In order to say that they have made an attempt at the 3D market, Matrox decided to appeal to the gaming community by releasing a home entertainment version of their Millennium with increased 3D support. The original Mystique was introduced inwith the slightly upgraded Mystique having been released in In other languages Deutsch.
In general, compared to its peers, the Matrox Mystique was a competent board with its own set of advantages and disadvantages as was typical in this era of early 3D accelerators. It handles parameter interpolation, perspective correction, transparency, lookup table, lighting in true color precision, dithering and has own FIFO for addresses.
The real fight for 3d gamer begun with Mystique in mytique Matrox kept on releasing newer versions until summer Limited feature set prevents quite a few games from working properly or at all on the Mystique. Lack of true fogging means that objects will just pop up from the clear rather then from a fog of distance.
Matrox Mystique had its own advantages. The Matrox G series of graphics accelerators, the reality behind the dream Matrox put all of their efforts during these past few months to make possible. However, that card only could accelerate a very limited feature set, and was primarily targeted at CAD applications.
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With early Matrox 3d cards things are not so simple if you are looking for maximum. Log in Don’t have an account? Views Read Edit View history.
However, apart from higher resolutions, upgrading memory did not make much difference. Detractors, however, referred to the card as the “Matrox Mystake”.
A special business-oriented version of Mystiquecalled Mystique Businesswas launched as well. Sign up now Username Password Remember Me. This does not happen to old chip, so I may have come to some actual difference between the revisions. mystiquw
It was based heavily on the Millennium but with various additions and some cost-cutting measures. This made the Mystique equivalent to the original Millennium for high-resolution 2D resolution support.