Diamond heeft vandaag een nieuwe videokaart aangekondigd die gebaseerd zal zijn op de envenzo nieuwe Savage4 videochip van S3. Hier de PR (gejat van de AGN Hardware newspage:
Diamond Multimedia Systems, Inc. today announced that the company plans to develop one of the PC market's first AGP 4X graphics accelerators based on S3's new Savage4 architecture.
The AGP 4X technology allows for the transfer of twice as many 3D textures versus previous generation AGP 2X implementations. Furthermore, Diamond's Savage4-based product will take advantage of S3 Texture Compression, or S3TC, for 3D graphics featuring larger, more realistic textures. Diamond's next-generation product is expected to provide uncompromised 2D and 3D graphics acceleration and digital video playback performance for the mainstream PC gaming and consumer markets at an engaging price point.
``Diamond is partnering with S3 to deliver a feature-rich graphics solution to PC consumers and OEMs,'' said Scott Vouri, vice president and general manager of core graphics at Diamond Multimedia. ``Diamond plans to capitalize on its close and long-standing relationship with S3 as a key partner to bring performance 3D graphics to the mainstream PC market.''
``Savage4's 4X AGP and S3TC will clearly give Diamond a competitive advantage in the market,'' said Rick Bergman, vice president of marketing for S3 Incorporated. ``We anticipate that Diamond will be highly successful in both the OEM and retail markets with their upcoming Savage4-based product.'' With true 32-bit 3D rendering, complete DirectX 6 support, AGP 4X technology and full optimization for Intel Pentium III and AMD K7 processors, Diamond's Savage4-based graphics accelerator is expected to provide the horsepower to enhance the performance and intensify the realism of today's mainstream and gaming applications.
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