Number Nine heeft aangekondigd dat het S3's Savage4 gaat gebruiken op z'n nieuwe videoplanken. Hier wat info uit de press release op AGN Hardware:
Number Nine Visual Technology Corp. today announced that it has designed, built and delivered working samples of its forthcoming graphics accelerator boards to many the industry's largest makers of computers.
The boards, known as the SR9 Series, are the industry's first announced AGP 4X (Accelerated Graphics Port) capable graphics accelerators.
[...]Built around S3's Savage4 128-bit super pipelined 3D engine, the SR9 supports trilinear-filtered, single-pass multi-texturing for high performance 3D special effects, S3 texture compression (S3TC) for photorealistic image quality in gaming, entertainment and business applications, true 32-bit 3D rendering and support for Intel Pentium III and AMD K7 3Dnow!-based systems.
"S3 clearly outpaced the competition by bringing industry-first AGP 4X technology to market with its Savage4 accelerator," said Ken Potashner, president and chief executive officer of S3 Incorporated. "This, in turn, is enabling our strategic partners, such as Number Nine, to secure AGP 4X design wins with major PC OEMs."