Mystique was Matrox’s most feature-rich 3D accelerator in , but still lacked key features including bilinear filtering , fogging , and anti-aliasing support. From a business point of view it did its job well. First Millennium is specified as 50 MHz but 60 is a more common clock. In first Quake lightmaps are not even blended with world textures. Including bilinear filtering would have incurred a significant cost in the chip’s transistor budget for more computational resources and potentially reduce graphics core clock speed and performance due to a larger chip design. The company got into gamers mind despite price premium. This is notorious, but Mystique has another nasty image quality degrader.

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The Impression could not perform hardware texture mappingfor example, requiring Gouraud shading or lower-quality techniques.

Newer revisions of Mystique do not want to texture from system memory, so Direct3d compatibility 1064ag 2 MB is too low to be bothered. Average framerate difference corresponds to clock difference, how about difference in Final Reality:.

Limited feature set prevents quite a few games from working properly or at all on the Mystique. Mystique also had various ports on the card for memory expansion and additional hardware peripherals.

Drivers for older/legacy Matrox products

The company’s reasoning for not including 10644sg higher-quality features was that performance was more important than visual quality. NET Framework, even if version 2.

In more generic terms the DPU is a bare pixel pipeline.


Mystique was Matrox’s most feature-rich 3D accelerator inbut mba lacked key features including bilinear filteringfoggingand anti-aliasing support. I found this just as annoying as lack of texture filtering. The retail version of Mystique included 3 3D game titles, including: Mystiques equipped with 4 MB were upgradable to impressive 8 MB, but I doubt more memory would make much difference for this chip.

Mystique’s 2D performance was very close to that of the much more expensive Millennium card, especially at XGA x resolution and lower, where the SGRAM bandwidth was not a performance hindrance.

Archived from the original on Matrox released 11064sg newer version of the Mystique in No Mystique can display textures in Shogo and 3dmark Final note about driver is about stability- I encountered several freezes during tests and only some luck allowed completion of single lap in Motoracer.

Overall feel is closer to console like Playstation rather than other PC 3d graphics. Gouraud shading and Z-comparisons. This page was last edited on 21 Januaryat But strange things happened with SG, after base clock the benchmark results were not improving anymore, like if the board denied to be clocked higher.

Besides the ramdac Mystique also integrates video engine with hardware scaler.

Matrox Mystique – Wikipedia

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. Jga real fight for 3d gamer begun with Mystique in and Matrox kept on releasing newer versions until summer Drivers in this section are previously released drivers and should be used for trouble shooting purposes only.


Let me skip some of the long history of the company and start with the inception of Mgga 64 bit Matrox Graphics architecture. Lack of bilinear filtering does not hurt this game much.

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With both of my boards I did not find memory clock to be very limiting. Views Read Edit View history. The 1064sv news of Mystique is texturing unit.

In the late Matrox released Impression Plus board, able to theoretically render k Gouraud shaded polygons per second. Older 3d chips of Matrox had separate unit for shading and depth interpolation, but in Mystique these are now part of the DPU.

Mystique’s image quality became quickly inadequate and perhaps from there comes the bad nick “Matrox Mistake”. Average framerate difference corresponds to 10644sg difference, how about difference in Final Reality: The answer to these limitations, and Matrox’s first attempt at targeting the consumer gaming PC market, would be the Matrox Mystique.

Millennium’s engine is exposed to Direct3d, but I don’t know any titles except Turok which would not require texturing.