Summary: Watch out for this card! The G series drivers have a major problem with a lot of mother boards and XP sp2. I have used this card for 3 years with no problems but suddenly I have system crashes galore. I researched the issue with Matrox technical support and they have no answers to the problem.
Summary: I went ahead and gave it 5 stars even though there's a recognized problem. If you try to use it with the MSI Neo2 Platinum MOBO, you can't load the Matrox drivers or software. WinXP blocks the <font>u</font>pdate with a "serious" error message.
Summary: I've played around with many different video cards and Matrox can't be touched when it comes to photo and video editing. There are two issues with this card though, There is no color control (contrast, gamma, temp) for the second monitor which is the analog and the analog is most likely to be the...
Summary: I have a full height Matrox dual display card but it does not fit in my new pc. This graphics card fits the small form factor of my new desktop pc and gives excellent performance for the price.
Summary: I bought one of each. The G450 I use at work and the G550 at home. They both have very good 2D (text) -better than the GF2 GTS cards that were replaced. Overall there was no performance difference between the two. So unless you need the digital connection save twelve bucks and get the G450.
Summary: I'm not a gamer, I mostly use my computer for digital audio production, scoring, web browsing and word processing. I tried a gamer card that supposedly had scores that beat the pants off of this. I then switched to G550 and the difference was night and day. Absolutely gorgeous 2D.
Summary: I bought this card for it's two monitor capability and have had no problems under Windows 98. I built a new system with a Soyo Dragon Plus motherboard and AMD 1800 CPU. The card drove an old standard VGA on the first bootup. I added a second VGA and had no problems with the dual monitor setup.
Summary: If you want a great graphics card that has the absolute best 2D performance possible, then this is the card you are looking for. Color is amazing, and fast fast fast. 3D is also fine for typical 3D needs.
Summary: Great card, make sure you download the latest microsoft updates, otherwise directx may not work properly. I looked at the VE and the MX offerings, but for compatibility you cannot beat this card. Newegg is the best. I purchase 95% of my products here and have yet to be disappointed.