News
 

Bookmark and Share

(0) 

Silicon Integrated Systems Corp., a chipset designer from Taiwan, has announced that its chipsets with built-in graphics core featuring DirectX 10 capabilities would be available in early 2007.

Hank Lee, technical marketing manager at SiS, told reporters of HKEPC web-site that SiS672 and SiS772 core-logic sets due to be released in Q1 2007 will feature Mirage 4 graphics engine, which supports DirectX 10 capabilities, H.264 hardware decoding along with several technologies to improve quality of video output. The new graphics core will be able to use up to 256MB of system memory for frame-buffer and output using DisplayPort interface.

SiS’ SiS672 will be aimed to support processors with quad pumped bus, namely Intel Pentium 4, Pentium D, Celeron, Core and Core 2, however, SiS did not specify, which chips will actually be supported. The SiS772 will support AMD64 processors.

SiS, which is the second company known to work on DirectX 10-compatible core for integration into core-logic products, did not reveal any peculiarities of the technology, its implementation and also did not provide any specs or performance estimations. Being concentrated on chipsets for very low-cost personal computers (PCs), SiS is usually not concerned about performance of its integrated graphics cores in games.

Intel Corp. is also planning to release its own DirectX 10-compatible Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 3000 within its G965 and Q965 chipsets this year. While the GMA 3000 is unlikely to become a performance champ, just like the Mirage 4, the release of the DirectX 10 marks virtually the first time when integrated graphics cores matche capabilities of standalone graphics products from market leaders ATI or Nvidia Corp.

Microsoft DirectX 10 will be released along with Windows Vista operating system in early 2007.

Discussion

Comments currently: 0

Add your Comment




Related news

Latest News

Monday, July 21, 2014

12:56 pm | Microsoft to Fire 18,000 Employees to Boost Efficiency. Microsoft to Perform Massive Job Cut Ever Following Acquisition of Nokia

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

6:11 am | Apple Teams Up with IBM to Make iPhone and iPad Ultimate Tools for Businesses and Enterprises. IBM to Sell Business-Optimized iPhone and iPad Devices

Monday, July 14, 2014

6:01 am | IBM to Invest $3 Billion In Research of Next-Gen Chips, Process Technologies. IBM to Fund Development of 7nm and Below Process Technologies, Help to Create Post-Silicon Future

5:58 am | Intel Postpones Launch of High-End “Broadwell-K” Processors to July – September, 2015. High-End Core i “Broadwell” Processors Scheduled to Arrive in Q3 2015

5:50 am | Intel Delays Introduction of Core M “Broadwell” Processors Further. Low-Power Broadwell Chips Due in Late 2014