View Full Version : Seen on Power VR Revolution! Someone got Info ?

11th May 2001, 07:53
And redated

15th May 2001, 01:07
As seen at PowerVR Revolution :"As a follow-up to the previous post regarding Matrox news, I would like to add that the G800 is NOT dead. The card, which apparently boosts some very impressive features, has simply been rescheduled for 2002. On the other hand, two cards are to be released soon. The first one is the G550. I have no information about this card, unfortunately. The second card will use a new technology called Parhelia. Parhelia is a completely redesigned graphics engine, which we can guess will be used in their future cards."

Got Info ???

[This message has been edited by gonzo_78 (edited 15 May 2001).]

[This message has been edited by gonzo_78 (edited 15 May 2001).]

Six Of One
15th May 2001, 01:57


15th May 2001, 03:55
Crystal Ball

15th May 2001, 04:30
Relocated to the Crystal Ball forum...

8th May 2002, 15:51
This looks to be the first mention of "Parhelia" in our forums. Interestingly it was posted almost exactly one year prior to the expected launch date. :eek:

8th May 2002, 16:21
But the G800 IS dead. Haig said himself, Parhelia is not a G card.

8th May 2002, 16:33
It appears that PowerVR Revolution was the first to mention the Matrox Parhelia. That site got absorbed and I wasn't able to find the original article on the new site. Does anybody know how they got that leak or if the P was mentioned somewhere else first? Just trying to track down the initial public disclosure of the code-name.

8th May 2002, 16:46
Maybe Parhelia was originally the codename for triple-head, and MURCers made it the codename of the card. http://www.tech-report.com/onearticle.x/2329 was a little earlier, and although it doesn't mention Parhelia it states pretty exactly what has been going on (except for the G550 performance figures, they all expected it to have 128-bit DDR). The PowerVR Revolution thingy could in fact have been a forum posting or piece of news inspired by the Tech Report's above news.

I'm not going to rape this classic thread any further :)

8th May 2002, 17:11

8th May 2002, 17:30
Like your avatar Tempest!!!:cool: