We have seen a report stating that Viper II will not be supporting T&L. As far as we are concerned this is a fabricated report. We have met with S3 this afternoon, and nobody ever mentioned that T&L would not be included. The drivers supporting hardware T&L might not be ready at the time you bring your board home, but a quick update will follow soon. We will talk to S3 about this issue tomorrow and get a clarification on it. We will also make sure that person responsible receives a complimentary spanking session. This is take directly out of Viper II press release today.
"Additionally, with S3’s fully integrated geometry engine, Viper II is capable of performing all 3D transformation and lighting computations in hardware to accelerate next-generation content with 4-10X the polygon and lighting complexity of today’s applications."