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    Talking The Condor codename.....

    I know Matrox has used Bird's names as codenames for its products, but I was just thinking about its lastest name choice. Last time I checked a Condor is a endangered big ugly bird that lives out on the West Coast of the USA, mostly in California. I hope this doesnt reflect anything on the company...I just hope that they have next codename is along the lines of Eagle or Falcon....something that invokes speed or Keeness...oh well I'm thinking out loud now...

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    <font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" size="2">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."</font>
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    Doesn't the Condor live on the west coast of Southamerica. The most of them (not many) live in the mountains of Peru, I think.

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    GT98 just got the condor and the vultures of Hollywood mixed up

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    Interesting Ant,

    but what this has to do with condors escape me.
    Are you sure you´re in the right spot?

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    See the quote in Joel's post

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    rubank, quoted by Joel: "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"

    Okay, I don't know what it has to do with Condors either, maybe they see them constantly when flying through the searing sky

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    Well I had time to kill and did some reseach on the Condor Subject (the bird, Not Matrox's next chip) there are two types...Califorina Condors and Andean Condors that live in Andes Mountain Range (duh! ) In South America. Both are endangered species, though the Andean birds are better off and where even used in a study on how to raise and release the Califorian Condors. At present time both birds are are recovering and the future looks bright for them...

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    I assume that Parhelia refers to a new compression technology.

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    umm, no

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    So Jim, what do you think the name refers to?

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    Parhelia is a completely redesigned graphics engine.

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    Yeah and I heard the name means something like bright spots around the sun

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    <font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" size="2">Originally posted by Ant:
    Parhelia is a completely redesigned graphics engine.</font>
    Got it. I was just trying to tie that info together with your dictionary description. Why would they call the new graphics engine Parhelia? I'd like to hear some ideas besides the typical smart-azz replies.

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    Maybe it can do lens flares faster or something. Dunno.

    Hmm, well that doesn't make sense, but hey, I came up with that in 2 1/2 seconds

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