MatroxRulez's personal profile:

MatroxRulez is a fictional name that I've used on many different forums on the internet. I've been using Matrox graphics products pretty much since I built my first PC in 1997. My first graphics card ever was Matrox Mystique 4MB and I haven't regret my decision since. A bit later, I also had Matrox Productiva 8MB AGP graphics card.

In 1999, I bought yet another Matrox graphics card - Matrox Millennium G400 DualHead 32MB AGP. It had capability to drive two displays at the same time. I didn't have multiple monitors at that time, but I really enjoyed the DVDMax feature. It allowed me to watch video clips full screen on my television and still continue working with my primary display. For a while, this feature was unique-to-Matrox.

In 2002, Matrox launched their next generation graphics card. Matrox Parhelia was able to drive up to three monitors in stretched mode, witch allowed expanding games across all three monitors. Matrox called this feature as Surround Gaming. I was thrilled about this option and I bought my Matrox Parhelia 128MB card immediately after they were available! About two years later, Matrox started selling slightly faster/improved AGP-8x versions of Parhelia cards. The original Parhelia cards were AGP-4x. I was already hooked on Surround Gaming and I wanted to achieve the best possible gaming experience, so I bought the newer AGP-8x card also.

For many years, I was using Matrox Parhelia in my primary PC system, together with Matrox Millennium P650 Low-profile PCI graphics card in the same system. It worked really well, because both Parhelia and P-series graphics cards were using the same driver package from Matrox.

At this moment, I'm using the Matrox M9148 LP PCIe x16 in my primary PC.

After Parhelia days, Matrox took slightly different approach to Surround Gaming with their TripleHead2Go series. Matrox TripleHead2Go is an external multi-display device that connects to a notebook or desktop computer (PC or Mac) via Dual-link DVI, VGA, DisplayPort, or even the Thunderbolt connection, depending on a product version and user's hardware. Personally, I have already had Matrox TripleHead2Go Analog Edition, Matrox TripleHead2Go Digital Edition and Matrox TripleHead2Go Digital SE in my gaming PC.


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