Ik lees bij AGN Hardware dat de nieuwe PowerMac G4 support zal krijgen van 3dfx. Het ziet er dus naar uit dat de Mac een T-Buffer zal gaan krijgen:
3dfx Interactive(R) Inc. (Nasdaq: TDFX) today announced that its 3dfx graphics technology will be available for Apple's new Power Mac G4. The addition of 3dfx's award-winning Voodoo graphics technology to the new Power Mac G4 creates a new level of graphics excellence and a truly immersive graphics experience for the user. 3dfx will also bring its recently announced T-buffer technology to the new Power Mac G4. T-buffer technology enables cinematic effects never before available on consumer level computers at real-time frame rates essential to attaining and experiencing true-to-life imagery. New Mac products from 3dfx that further capitalize on the power of the Power Mac G4 are planned in the near future.
"The new Power Mac G4 brings supercomputer speeds to personal computing," said Phil Schiller, Apple's vice president of worldwide product marketing. "The commitment by 3dfx to the new Power Mac G4 is a testament to its strength as a graphical powerhouse, particularly for processor-intensive multimedia applications."
"The Power Mac G4 delivers awesome speed and power that the gaming community and others who demand high performance are looking for," said Bryan Speece, director of Macintosh business development at 3dfx Interactive Inc. "The new Power Mac G4 coupled with our graphics technology brings us closer to delivering complete immersion on the computer. The efforts of Apple and 3dfx to elevate the level of graphics performance on the platform will be of great benefit to Mac users everywhere."
3dfx's T-Buffer technology will dramatically improve the rendering capabilities on the Macintosh, bridging the "realism" gap that exists today between motion picture and photographic imagery and computer-generated images. With its T-Buffer technology, 3dfx comes one step closer to fulfilling its mission to bring advanced cinematic effects and realistic imagery to consumers.
The T-Buffer technology enables cinematic effects never before available on consumer level computers at real-time frame rates essential to attaining and experiencing true-to-life imagery. Chief among these are real-time Full-Scene Spatial Anti-Aliasing, which removes the appearance of jagged edges in a rendered scene, and real-time Motion Blur, which dramatically improves the rendered realism for fast-moving objects. The T-Buffer technology also allows for the first time, acceleration of Depth of Field effects commonly used in professional photography and cinematography.
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