Very few games took advantage of the 3D capabilities of Impression Plus, with the only known games being the three titles that were bundled with the card in its ‘3D Superpack’ [2] CD bundle: In the late Matrox released Impression Plus board, able to theoretically render k Gouraud shaded polygons per second. At the time, semiconductor fabrication processes and 3D hardware architecture design expertise was limited. This does not happen to old chip, so I may have come to some actual difference between the revisions. Email required Address never made public. With my Mystique used for testing I could set the tightest timings even at top clocks: Lack of true fogging means that objects will just pop up from the clear rather then from a fog of distance.

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With my Mystique used for testing I could set the tightest timings even at top clocks: This made the Mystique equivalent to the original Millennium for high-resolution 2D resolution support. Z-buffer with 16 bit bus was optional.

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As I mentioned earlier both cards share the same manual. Playing with refresh timer did not make any difference to me. The real fight for 3d gamer begun with Mystique in and Matrox kept on releasing newer versions until summer This is notorious, but Mystique has another nasty image quality degrader. There are few games were old with slower clocks beats fast and likely ability to texture from system memory is the reason. The newer Millennium card also contained 3D capabilities similar to the Impression Plus, and was nearly as limited.


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Excellent Purchased from the same seller as the Creative SBS10 speakers, this was a highly contested item at auction. Matrox Mystique Let me skip some of the long history of the company and start with the inception of MGA- 64 bit Matrox Graphics architecture.

Lack of true kystique means that objects will just pop up from the clear rather then from a fog of distance. Its 2D support rivaled the best cards available for performance and quality, however. Lack of bilinear filtering does not hurt this game much.

But strange things happened with SG, after base clock the benchmark results were not improving anymore, like if the board denied to be mystiquw higher. It was also available with 8 MB. TAW, Myth 2, Populous: Gouraud shading and Z-comparisons.

Matrox Mystique 220 graphics card – MGA 1164SG – 4 MB Series

Matrox “SE” drivers have a standard interface that doesn’t require. Final note about driver is about stability- I encountered several freezes during tests and only some luck allowed completion of single lap in Motoracer.

Mystique’s image quality became quickly inadequate and perhaps from there comes the bad nick “Matrox Mistake”. It was blazing fast 2D card with crisp output for modern graphical grapuics like just fresh Windows To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: Archived from the original on The cause appeared to be from the video card not being assigned an IRQ.


Matrox had been known for years as a significant player in the high-end 2D graphics accelerator market. The company got into gamers mind despite price premium. It probably just fakes the feature so mystiqhe games demanding matfox will run.

Detractors, however, referred to the card as the “Matrox Mystake”. Otherwise, the card was identical in feature-set to the original Mystique and offered almost identical performance.

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I did run full suite on the slowest board, but there are no surprises. A special business-oriented version of Mystiquecalled Mystique Businesswas launched as well. For ait was really natrox about DOS gaming.

However, matrlx card only could accelerate a very limited feature set, and was primarily targeted at CAD applications. It handles parameter interpolation, perspective correction, transparency, lookup table, lighting in true color precision, dithering and has own FIFO for addresses.

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.