First post, by Woolie Wool
I have a Matrox Millennium MGA 2064W set aside for a future socket 8 workstation build. I've tested it in my Athlon rig and it works nicely. It has 4MB of VRAM but I see daughterboards available on eBay in the $60 range (about three times the cost of the card itself!) to add 6MB additional VRAM. Would I see much benefit from this addition playing software rendered games on a 180 or 200 MHz Pentium Pro with 64MB EDO RAM? It could probably do 640x480 in Quake, but not far above that without using a Voodoo1/2, at which point the Matrox's RAM becomes irrelevant. MechWarrior 2, maybe I could get up to 800x600? What about the Windows NT desktop? Would I need more than 4MB to get to 1600x1200?