the display quality of the card I took a couple of screenshots in Quake
III Arena. They are at 640 x 480 but I made them clickable so you can blow
them up to 1024 x 768 if you want to see every little detail.
first one we can see the sky effect. I was very happy with the quality of
with the Matrox G450. Here we see that the sky effect isn't quite as
good, but more importantly in a game like Quake III, there aren't as many
jaggies in the textures of the walls and other objects. The Matrox card
didn't have good performance at 1024 x 768 so its full-size screenshots
are at a lower resolution. Let me assure you that even at 1024 x 768 there
were more jaggies on the edges of objects than you'll find with a GeForce2
The ramp area in this map causes
texture problems for every video card I've tried with it. The textures on
the ramp displayed by this card are quite good. I think that this is a nicer
effect than the Matrox card produced with these same lights. More interesting
is the fact that the jaggies are nowhere as common as
with the Matrox card when in the game.
These are very standard screen
shots for all Nvidia GeForce 2 cards. You'll get the same results whether
the card is an MX or GeForce 2 Ultra. The bonus with the better cards is
of course their higher performance. The Matrox card is not a full fledged
gaming card but a professional card that has some good gaming. Your card
purchase should be made completely on your needs and not just a couple of
screenshots from a couple of games - but they are here for your enjoyment.