Bjorn van Bjorn's 3D World heeft wat lopen chatten met Chris Dunphy van Rendtion en heeft daar bij interessante info over de Renditon V4K los weten te peuteren. De V4K maakt geen slechte kans nu grote fabrikanten zoals Diamond niet meer hoeven te reken op 3Dfx (ivm STB merger).
Hier een stukkie uit Bjorn's interview:
hat do you think will be the most important "feature" for the v3/4k to succeed - features or plain performance?
'98 was a downhill slope. '99 will be uphill. and we will rule the next millennium. Sustained fill rate should blow others away , thanks to the embedded memory.
- Well, neither the v1k or the v2k made the impact that you could expect. Instead people went with the Voodoo1 and then the Voodoo2. Do you think that with the V4k vs the Voodoo3 it will change - that people will not only go for speed anymore but this time will take things like image quality and other features more seriously instead of only going for the fastest speed?
- Well, we're hoping to take away the speed argument - it's going to be real hard for anyone to keep up with the amount of pixels you can pump through an embedded memory architecture.
You talk almost only about embedded memory. Does this mean that the next product from Rendition, regardless if it's a v3/4/4ek, will use embedded memory or will we see a "normal" chip first with an embedded version to follow later?
- If anything comes to market based on the 3000 generation, that will most likely be the last part we make without at least some level of embedded memory.
En er is nog veel meer, op Bjorn3D.com.