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Linux Journal: Matrox G450 Dual HeadOct 13, 2001, 23:46 (9 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Choong Ng)
"Once upon a time Matrox graphics cards were marketed to people building everything from value consumer desktops to gaming rigs to high-end, PC-compatible workstations. Though even Matrox's fastest G-series has fallen far behind the competition in terms of raw 3-D performance, thus losing the gaming and consumer markets, they remain popular in the workstation market due to their reputation for stability, high-quality visual output and excellent Linux driver support. I will examine the Matrox G450 dual-head video card, with regard to both the usefulness of dual monitors and how well the G450 handles running two monitors. My test system is a 560MHz Pentium III supported by a 440BX chipset and 384MB of RAM running Linux Mandrake 8.0 (kernel 2.4.4 and XFree86 4.0.3). My video card is, of course, a Matrox G450 with one 360MHz RAMDAC, one 230MHz RAMDAC and 32MB of DDR RAM on board to drive two VGA outputs.
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