geometry accelerator

geometry accelerator

A high-performance graphics engine that performs geometry calculations. See geometry calculations.
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The Wildcat II 5110's breakthrough dual-pipeline architecture includes a new highly tuned geometry accelerator, along with a new rasterization engine and bus interface chipset for use with the latest AGP Pro 4X systems.
Both Oxygen GVX1 Pro and Oxygen GVX420 ship with 3Dlabs' PowerThreads OpenGL drivers for Windows NT and Windows 2000 that dynamically balance the transform and lighting load between the on-board geometry accelerator and the host CPU for maximum system performance.
As one of the first OpenGL graphics cards under $1,000 with a hardware geometry accelerator, the 3Dlabs Oxygen GVX1 card offers great 3D performance for a reasonable price," determined CADENCE Magazine.
Intense3D's Wildcat 3D Graphics enables workstation vendors to deliver systems with phenomenal performance and unprecedented affordability by leveraging the 3 GFLOPS of floating-point performance of the Wildcat 3D geometry accelerator to offload the host processor--thus allowing the application to utilize all of the increased performance offered by the new Intel Pentium III Xeon processors.
Configuration: Pentium II, 400 MHz, 64 MB SDRAM, Intergraph Intense 3D 3400 with geometry accelerator 4.
today announced volume production of its new 3D geometry accelerator chip, a key element of a new 3D graphics add-in card architecture jointly developed by FMI with Rendition and IBM Microelectronics.
Designed for Intel's new high-performance AGP graphics bus, the Intense 3D Pro 3410 products offer technically renowned features and innovations such as onboard texture memory, the industry's first hardware-based geometry accelerator for Windows NT, and Intergraph-developed high-performance drivers optimized for application performance.
Targeting users who require high performance and advanced features, the Intense 3D Pro 3410 provides a full suite of OpenGL features, and upgrades to an Intense 3D Pro 3410GT with the addition of an optional geometry accelerator.
To further boost graphics performance for the TDZs, Intergraph offers the only geometry accelerator for Windows NT, delivering a far superior solution in hardware for the geometry phase (transformation, clipping, and lighting) of the 3D graphics pipeline than software counterparts offered in other workstations.
The 3Dlabs PERMEDIA 2 Rendering and Delta Geometry Accelerator delivers 83MPPS bilinear filtered, perspective-corrected and texture-mapped performance with subpixel/subtexel accuracy for professional-quality 3-D graphics.