Real3D falls out with Intel

Cobra mints of the season

At the Intel Developer Forum last week, both myself and Markus Pfeffinger from Tom's Hardware Guide pressed Ron Smith, a VP in charge of chipsets, about his company's relationship with Real3D these days. Answers came there none. Just checking on our email on our return from Albuquerque, we noted an email from Jonathan Hou, who runs the Fullon3D site. Jonathan gets some good info. He got an interview with Jonathan Yi from Shuttle suggesting the K7 was late. Somehow we missed this information. Apparently, Real3D's next chip is called Cobra and is likely to be similar to nVidia's TNT-2 and ATI's Rage 128. It's a few months away, and will come with 32-bit, AGP 4x, Screaming Sindie enhanced drivers and multi-texturing. And this is the interesting bit: Real3D has had a split up with Intel regarding Portola 752. ®

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