Firingsquad heeft op de Siggraph in Los Angeles wat info bijeen verzameld over de (afgaande op de specs) errug kewle Glaze3D videochip van Bitboys. Wat dacht je van een 1,2Mpix/sec fillrate en Embedded DRAM (eDRAM) met een throughput van 9,6Gb/sec? Hier heb je een stukje uit de preview:
It looks like the Glaze 3D chip is finally going to make it to silicon with a little help from Infineon, the company previously known as Siemens Semiconductor Group. Bitboys has a silicon group at Infineon helping them with the layout. They expect silicon in December or January, and they plan to ship in Q1 or Q2 2000. How fast is Glaze going to be? Well, the standard 150MHz quote doesn't sound too "next-generation" by today's standards, but it's an approach we're likely to see from everyone in the near future. With dual and quad-texturing pipelines, the need for a higher clockrate is partially alleviated. Is this the right approach to 3D? Well, we feel it's a good interim solution. In the end, MHz matters. However, today's graphics port doesn't have enough power or space to accomodate increasingly powerful processing units. Until a fundamental change in AGP is implemented, we're going to have to make do with innovation over brute force
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