Volgens The Register heeft GigaPixel een 3D accelerator voor de consumer/games markt in ontwikkeling. Het ding maakt net zoals de Videologic PowerVR gebruik van tiled rendering, waardoor de fillrate vereisten veel lager zijn (hou je snelheid over om leuke dingen te doen, zoals full-scene Anti-Aliasing):
US 3D graphics specialist GigaPixel this week issued a challenge to the likes of 3dfx, Nvidia, S3 and ATI -- the company claims its GP-1 chip, based on its Giga3D architecture, has rival products well and truly licked on both image quality and performance.
What makes GP-1 interesting is its use of a tile-based rendering scheme instead of the traditional polygon approached used by every other mainstream graphics accelerator.
[...] Haber demonstrated Quake II running on a GP-1 reference board and a Matrox 3D card, and while the frame rate appeared comparable, with its anti-aliasing, the GP-1's output certainly looked better.
[...] GigaPixel plans to license its technology to third-party graphics card vendors, much as Nvidia does. Haber said the company was already talking to at least one board manufacturer, but he would not name them or say how close the two firms are to a licensing deal