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The Complete
3d logo Entertainment
and Multimedia
Accelerator

star64-bit PCI graphics board
starLightning fast 3D texture mapped games
starAccelerated Windows, Video & DOS
starIncludes 3D games
star2 or 4 MB upgradeable to 4 MB




Game titles Looking for blazing fast graphics for your PC?
Matrox Mystique's plug and play design offers the most complete graphics solution with acceleration for 3D texture mapped games, Windows, digital video playback, and DOS games.
Its state-of-the-art technology combines new MGA 64-bit graphics chip technology and powerful SGRAM memory to enhance the performance of your PC. Your 3D texture mapped games and video clips will run at the highest frame rates and resolutions possible. And your general Windows applications will actually keep up with you.
What's more, Matrox Mystique can be upgraded with the Matrox Rainbow Runner series of video products (Q1 '97) for a full range of video enhancements. Features include hardware MPEG decoding, displaying PC games and presentations on your TV, grabbing frames from external video sources, and watching TV right on your PC!




State-of-the-Art Technology

sgram logoMystique chip
Over 20 years of experience in research and development has gone into creating Matrox Mystique and Matrox Rainbow Runner so you can be assured you're getting today's most advanced technology. At the core of Matrox Mystique is the revolutionary MGA-1064SG, 64-bit graphics chip. This fifth generation MGA chip technology integrates acceleration for 3D texture mapping, 2D Windows, digital video and DOS directly into its hardware design to provide one complete graphics solution. Products based on the MGA 64-bit graphics chip technology have won over 100 international awards of distinction and have been integrated into high performance systems from Compaq, Digital, Gateway 2000, Hewlett Packard, IBM, NEC, and more.

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Arcade Quality 3D Games
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Lightning fast 3D texture mapping engine
25 million texels/second fill rate
True perspective correct texture mapping
Hardware accelerated Gouraud shading, texture transparency, double buffering and Z-buffering
Support for industry standard 3D APIs
Ultra fast 32-bit VGA core for high DOS game performance
Enjoy the latest in 3D game technology at full 30 frames per second.
Transform your PC into an arcade powerhouse. Matrox high speed 3D texture mapping engine brings real-time game play to your PC. Enjoy the latest 3D texture mapped games at up to 30+ frames per second at higher resolutions. And because Matrox Mystique accelerates Direct 3D™, you'll be ready for the avalanche of 3D game titles that are coming to the market. Also great for accelerated 3D Web browsing!


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Blazing Fast Windows




Optimized drivers for Windows® 95 and Windows® 3.11
Expertly engineered drivers for stable and reliable performance
Resolutions up to 1600 x 1200 in 256 and 65K colors
170 MHz RAMDAC for flicker-free displays
2 or 4 MB PCI base board
2 MB board upgradeable to 4 MB
Delivers the fastest redraw speeds for all Windows applications.
Boost the performance of your Windows® 95 and Windows® 3.11 applications. Matrox Mystique accelerates Windows graphics functions in hardware to give you over 40 million Winmarks of raw graphics power. With the fastest screen redraws, you'll never have to wait for your Windows applications to catch up with you again. And with Matrox Mystique's rock-solid drivers, you'll get over 44 additional tools to make your Windows interface more friendly to use.


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High Quality Video Playback


Full screen, full motion MPEG and AVI video playback
Hardware color space conversion and video upscaling with full x and y interpolation for fast frame rates and better image quality
Bundled with a software MPEG player under Windows
Enjoy high quality, full motion MPEG and AVI video playback at full screen.
Tired of postage size video clips? Matrox Mystique accelerates video in hardware through Direct Draw™ for high quality MPEG-1 and AVI video playback. Scale video clips up to full screen while maintaining smooth motion and exceptional picture quality. Ideal for watching movies, educational software, interactive CDs, and Web video right on your home PC.


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MGA Power Desk Utilities for Windows




Easy plug and play installation
Support and optimization for over 175 monitors
Quick access menus to hot key functions
Pixel Touch hardware pan and zoom



Automatic centuring of pop-up menus, and more!


Easy-to-use utilities make your Windows programs friendlier to use.
Matrox Mystique's plug and play design comes with over 10 tools guaranteed to make your Windows 95 and Windows 3.11 interface easier to use. MGA Power Desk's intuitive control panels include Virtual Desktop sizes up to 2048 x 1536 for added screen displays, Desk Navigator which provides a bird's eye view for easy roaming of virtual desktop sizes, on-the-fly resolution switching, and much more!


3d Tunnel Test

Winbench marks


Maximum 2D
Resolutions and Colors
Maximum Refresh Rates and Resolutions
2 MB 4 MB Vertical Horizontal
1600 x 1200 256 65K 1600 x 1200 60-65 Hz 74-82 Hz
1280 x 1024 256 16.7M 1280 x 1024 60-90 Hz 63-96 KHz
1152 x 864 65K 16.7M 1152 x 864 60-115 Hz 54-105 KHz
1024 x 768 65K 16.7M 1024 x 768 60-130 Hz 48-105 KHz
800 x 600 16.7M 16.7M 800 x 600 60-160 Hz 37-105 KHz
640 x 480 16.7M 16.7M 640 x 480 60-200 Hz 32-105 KHz


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Multimedia Upgrades for Matrox Mystique

Matrox Mystique can be upgraded with the Matrox Rainbow Runner series of snap-on daughter cards for a full range of high quality multimedia features.

Rainbow Runner Video (Q1 '97)
star Hardware MPEG and AVI decoder (snap-on module)
star Video out for displaying PC games and presentations on your T.V.
star Video input for capturing still frames from external video sources such as a camcorder, VCR or laserdisk
star Accelerated Direct Draw video

Rainbow Runner TV (Q1 '97)
star ISA TV tuner board for viewing high quality TV on the PC
star Support for up to 125 cable channels
star Support for Close Captioning and Teletext
star Easy programming of TV channels
star Can only be used in conjunction with Rainbow Runner Video

Matrox Memory Upgrade
star 2 MB of fast single ported SGRAM memory for use with 2 MB base board

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System Requirements
star Pentium PC or compatible computer
star 8 MB of system memory or more
star Open PCI bus slot
star CD-ROM drive for games and video

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Warranty and Technical Support
star 3 years parts
star Technical support line, CompuServe, 24-hr BBS, Fax Back fax line, Internet access for information and driver updates


© 1996 All rights reserved. Matrox Mystique is a registered trademark of Matrox Graphics Inc. Matrox reserves the right to change product specifications without notice. Rainbow Runner TV can only be used in conjuction with Rainbow Runner Video. The Rainbow Runner Series cannot be used in conjuction with the memory upgrades. All performance tests conducted by Matrox Graphics Inc. on a Gateway P5 166 configured with Intel P5 166Mhz, 16MB of EDO RAM with 256K cache. Matrox Mystique, Diamond Stealth 3D 2000XL and ATI 3D XPRESSION were configured with 2 MB of memory for the PCI bus using driver releases 3.12, 4.03.01.0000 and 2.22 respectively for Windows 95. Winbench 96 tests conducted at 1024 x 768 resolution with 8-bit color at 75Hz refresh using large fonts under Windows 95. Winbench 96 tests were conducted on 08/28/96. ©1996 Criterion Software Ltd. Scorched Planet is a trademark of Criterion Software. Criterion Studios and Criterion Software are trademarks of Canon Inc. MechWarrior. Mech and BattleTech are registered trademarks of FASA CORPORATION. Activision is a registered trademark of Activision, Inc.© 1995 Activision, Inc. All rights reserved. Destruction Derby 2, Psygnosis and the Psygnosis logo are trademarks of Psygnosis Limited. ©Psygnosis Limited 1996. All rights reserved. VRML world created with Caligari Pioneer by Arie Sztajnworc, Leo Libiran and I Wei Huang.
Matrox Graphics Inc. 1025 St. Regis Blvd. Dorval, Quebec, Canada, H9P 2T4 Tel: 514-969-6320 Fax: 514-969-6363 In Quebec, call: 514-969-6330 All Winbench 96 and Direct 3D tests conducted on Sept. 6, 1996 by Matrox Graphics Inc. on a Gateway P5-166 configured with Intel P5-166Mhz, 16MB of EDO RAM with 256K cache. The Matrox Millennium and Number Nine Imagine 128 Series 2 were configured with 4 MB of memory using driver releases 3.12 and 2.09 respectively. The STB Lightspeed 128 was configured with 2.25 MB of memory using driver release 1.22i, and could not be expanded to support 1024 x 768 @ 24-bit. Matrox Mystique, Diamond Stealth 3D 2000XL and ATI 3D XPRESSION were configured with 2 MB of memory for the PCI bus using driver releases 3.12, 4.03.00.2101 and 2.22 respectively for Windows 95. WinBench 96 1.0 tests conducted at 1024 x 768 resolution with 8-bit and 24-bit color at 75Hz refresh using large fonts under Windows 95. ATI has not released Direct 3D drivers for the 3D Xpression therefore drivers provided on the Microsoft DirectX 2.0 SDK were used. © Monster Truck Madness Microsoft Corp. Monster Truck Madness was tested in first person view, with dashboard off, map off, sky texture on, horizon on, smoke effects on, image quality high, texture normal,scenery complex, shadow normal, smoothing on, tire: tracks and particles. Test conducted at full screen 640 x 480 @ 16 bit. Direct 3D tests done using Tunnel from the DirectX 2.0 SDK. Diamond Stealth 3D 2000XL and ATI 3D Xpression tests were conducted at 512 x 384 @ 16 bit while Matrox Mystique tests were conducted at 640 x 400 @ 16 bit based on Gouraud shaded, perspective correct textured, point sampled, 16-bit per pixel color, dithered rendered polygons. (1) Game failed when executed on ATI 3D Xpression


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