The Matrox G400
The following day, I made the semi-grueling morning commute from my parents’ house to the hotel that Kenn and soso were staying at (just about a mile from the Convention Center) so we could meet up for the first day at the convention. Once we made our way through the registration line (think cow herding maze), we set off in different directions. Kenn ran off to his meeting with Creative while I walked around to get my bearings and see where everything was for the first hour. After a little while I padded off to Matrox’s booth and checked out their offerings - mainly the G400 and G400 Max.
Two displays off one card!
Two heads are better than one
Matrox had a nice little demonstration of the G400’s dual head capabilities. In case you’re not familiar with dual head, Matrox had incorporated two monitor outputs on their upcoming G400 cards. This means you can use two regular CRT monitors at once so you’ll have double the windows desktop area. Each monitor can display at a different resolution and use different refresh rates. You can also use the second monitor to zoom in on a particular area of the first one. Still not impressed? Try hooking up a TV to play games on, or use the TV to play your DVD movies while you work in Windows on your primary display. You can also use two analog LCD displays or 1 digital LCD display and something else, using the two outputs. It's a slick feature, and arguably the G400's greatest advantage over its competitors.