3DLabs en Formac gaan een Permedia3 kaart voor de Mac uitbrengen. Hier is de info uit de press release:
3Dlabs®, Inc. (Nasdaq: TDDD - news) today announced that as a result of a strategic relationship with Formac, the graphics power of 3Dlabs' new Permedia®3 graphics processor will be available to users of Apple Computer's Power Macintosh. Formac's new ProFormance 3 card uses the Permedia3 processor to deliver up to twice the 2D, 3D and OpenGL performance and productivity for Web and design professionals using the Macintosh platform. As previously announced, 3Dlabs sells the Permedia3 Create! board for the PC market and is limiting sales of the Permedia3 processor to selected board manufacturers, such as Formac, to enable additive and complementary markets.
Formac's 8MB SGRAM ProFormance 3 board is expected to ship in June, with an MSRP of $189, followed by a high-end 16MB SGRAM version with an MSRP of $259 which is expected to ship in July. Both boards will support Formac's Digital Flat Panel upgrade modules, supporting the standard MDR20 interface or SGI's 1600SW Flat Panel Display. The boards can operate in any Macintosh with a PCI bus and significantly boost the performance of all QuickDraw 2D and 3D graphics operations. In addition, Formac expects to ship OpenGL® drivers for the ProFormance 3 board in the third quarter of 1999 -- enabling the industrial-strength OpenGL acceleration of Permedia3 to bring workstation-class 3D to the Macintosh.
Erg leuk allemaal, maar laten ze er nou maar eerst voor zorgen dat de Permedia3 voor de PC eindelijk leverbaar wordt...