So a lot
of you are wondering what software like this would rate. I can't place an
actual numeric rating on beta drivers. What we can see with these drivers
is the direction that Matrox is moving in with the software that supports
their cards. Matrox has moved past the idea of giving us more hardware features
in their current cards and is now squarely taking productivity on.
have to figure out for yourself how much web browsing you do. If you do
a lot, like I do, then adding more features is always a bonus. If you don't
do a lot of productivity work I don't think these added features will sway
you to a Matrox card. What I do see is a lot of people who have used a Matrox
card in the past or were considering a purchase of a Matrox card sticking
with Matox and not moving to another manufacturer for their dual display
business/productivity video card.
G450 shipped with a motto of "see more. do more". As soon as these
drivers are available to the public you will certainly be able to see and
do more with a DualHead equipped card. One drawback of these new drivers
is that at this time they only work with IE 5.5 and later browsers. Users
who still are using an earlier browser version and those who have stayed
away from Microsoft's browser will have to convert to see the benefits that
these new drivers provide.
Oshiro Feb 26, 2001