3DLabs unveils Wildcat Realizm architecture
3Dlabs is claiming
that its new Wildcat Realizm is the most powerful visual processing architecture in professional graphics.
MILPITAS, Calif. – April 19, 2004 - 3Dlabs Inc., Ltd., a leading innovator in professional visual processing, today announced at the NAB (National Association of Broadcasters) 2004 trade show in Las Vegas, Nevada, a major breakthrough in graphics architecture: Wildcat® Realizm™ technology. The architecture combines a next-generation Visual Processing Unit (VPU) and a unique Vertex/Scalability Unit (VSU). These work together to enable a software-compatible family of graphics accelerators ranging from a single VPU AGP 8x solution to a unique dual-VPU configuration, which takes full advantage of the enhanced bandwidth of PCI Express. Wildcat Realizm is specifically designed to provide unmatched graphics productivity for CAD, DCC and visualization professionals. It represents a significant advancement in accelerating industrial-strength shader programs written in high-level shading languages such as the OpenGL® Shading Language and Microsoft® DirectX® 9.0 HLSL. A range of products based on the Wildcat Realizm architecture is expected to be available mid-2004. 3Dlabs is a wholly owned subsidiary of Creative Technology Ltd. (NASDAQ: CREAF).
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