Feeds

Intel to demo Savage 4-based digital display card

S3's 'by the goolies' partnership with Chipzilla bears fruit

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Beginner's guide to SSL certificates

The Digital Display Working Group (DDWG), the industry body formed to devise a standard for digital LCD panel monitors, today unveiled its first reference board, based on 3D specialist S3's Savage 4 Pro chipset and its Digital Video Interface (DVI) 1.0 spec. S3's participation in the DDWG was sponsored by Intel, so it's no surprise that it will be Chipzilla that first demonstrates the board at a conference next week. S3 is, of course, Intel's favourite 3D graphics company, and has been since it cunningly bought a series of processor patents Chipzilla had been after for some time. The patents covered Exponential Technologies' ill-fated attempt to marry mainframe processor and desktop processor design and fab technologies to create PowerPC-compatible chips way faster then anything available from Motorola or IBM -- or Intel, for that matter -- at the time. "The DVI 1.0 standard will enable flat panel displays to become as common on the desktop as they are in the notebook space today," said S3's CTO, Andy Wolfe. "We look forward to quickly transferring this technology to our customers to give them a time-to-market advantage with flat panel displays for the desktop." The commercial benefits for the once ailing, now recovering S3 are clear, and it's a testament to the leverage it has with Chipzilla thanks to those handy Exponential patents. Other graphics chipset vendors, including ATI, nVidia and 3dfx, are also adding digital connectors to their cards, but attaching itself to what's clearly going to become the standard is a real boost for S3. ®

Choosing a cloud hosting partner with confidence

More from The Register

next story
Bladerunner sequel might actually be good. Harrison Ford is in it
Go ahead, you're all clear, kid... Sorry, wrong film
Musicians sue UK.gov over 'zero pay' copyright fix
Everyone else in Europe compensates us - why can't you?
I'll be back (and forward): Hollywood's time travel tribulations
Quick, call the Time Cops to sort out this paradox!
Euro Parliament VOTES to BREAK UP GOOGLE. Er, OK then
It CANNA do it, captain.They DON'T have the POWER!
Megaupload overlord Kim Dotcom: The US HAS RADICALISED ME!
Now my lawyers have bailed 'cos I'm 'OFFICIALLY' BROKE
Forget Hillary, HP's ex CARLY FIORINA 'wants to be next US Prez'
Former CEO has political ambitions again, according to Washington DC sources
prev story

Whitepapers

Designing and building an open ITOA architecture
Learn about a new IT data taxonomy defined by the four data sources of IT visibility: wire, machine, agent, and synthetic data sets.
Getting started with customer-focused identity management
Learn why identity is a fundamental requirement to digital growth, and how without it there is no way to identify and engage customers in a meaningful way.
5 critical considerations for enterprise cloud backup
Key considerations when evaluating cloud backup solutions to ensure adequate protection security and availability of enterprise data.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?
Driving business with continuous operational intelligence
Introducing an innovative approach offered by ExtraHop for producing continuous operational intelligence.