3DLabs heeft aangekondigd dat de drivers van de nieuwe Permedia III videochip support zullen hebben voor de streaming SIMD extensions (aka Katmai New Instructions) van de Pentium III:
These driver enhancements are expected to deliver advanced 3D geometry processing performance for applications utilizing both the DirectX 6.1 and OpenGL application programming interfaces. PERMEDIA 3 and its software drivers are expected to begin shipping in volume in the second quarter of 1999.
"The outstanding 3D rendering performance of PERMEDIA 3 coupled with the advancements incorporated in the Pentium III will deliver a high-performance and well-balanced platform that mainstream PC users desire for both at work and at home," said David Frerichs, director of product marketing for desktop products at 3Dlabs.
Goh, wordt dat SIMD/KNI toch ergens goed voor.
Meer info vind je in dit nieuwsbericht van GA-Source.