Feeds

ATI fights Nvidia with T&L support

Graphics world squares up for big fight

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

High performance access to file storage

ATI has seen the future of PC Gaming. And it's called T&L (transform and lighting). The graphics giant has revealed plans to launch two products which support the technology. ATI's motherboard chipset will have an integrated 3D graphic card in the chipset with a T&L feature. This solution will be similar to Intel's i810 chipset except the graphics card will be more serious then Intel's. Integrated T&L on a chipsets will bring cool features to many consumer (low end market) homes. Mainboards based on this chipset will hit the market very soon, perhaps as early as this spring. ATI is also developing its next generation technology, which will have T&L with a new Clipping feature. Nvidia already has that in its NV15 and NV11 chips. Its new chip will support DX7 and some new things from chip will be supported in DirectX 8. So far there is no news about a mobile chip from ATI, but with NV11 on the market soon, we suggest it won't be long before the company jumps on that bandwagon too. ATI remains the world's top manufacturer for graphics adapters, but its position in the 3D gaming market has been seriously damaged by Nvidia, and others. Its current AFR technology and 64MB RAM on its ATI fury MAXX cards is just not good enough to fight the Nvidia GPUs, especially in the future. ATI could lose the battle in the 3D gaming arena with its two chip solution. Besides 64MB of memory, there's also got to be some good T&L technology. In the short term, this does not matter -- as there is not much in the way of T&L product in the market. Yet. However, leading game developers have committed to T&L, and more than 30 titles based on this technology - and which will only work well with this technology -- will be available in the Autumn. Nvidia had T&L (transform and lighting) as early as last November, according to some reports. But when you look at this Nvidia page, you've got to wonder whether this transform and lighting stuff is worth a brass penny. It claims that the real world looks like this. ®

High performance access to file storage

More from The Register

next story
Dropbox defends fantastically badly timed Condoleezza Rice appointment
'Nothing is going to change with Dr. Rice's appointment,' file sharer promises
Audio fans, prepare yourself for the Second Coming ... of Blu-ray
High Fidelity Pure Audio – is this what your ears have been waiting for?
Did a date calculation bug just cost hard-up Co-op Bank £110m?
And just when Brit banking org needs £400m to stay afloat
Sorry London, Europe's top tech city is Munich
New 'Atlas of ICT Activity' finds innovation isn't happening at Silicon Roundabout
MtGox chief Karpelès refuses to come to US for g-men's grilling
Bitcoin baron says he needs another lawyer for FinCEN chat
Zucker punched: Google gobbles Facebook-wooed Titan Aerospace
Up, up and away in my beautiful balloon flying broadband-bot
Apple DOMINATES the Valley, rakes in more profit than Google, HP, Intel, Cisco COMBINED
Cook & Co. also pay more taxes than those four worthies PLUS eBay and Oracle
prev story

Whitepapers

Top three mobile application threats
Learn about three of the top mobile application security threats facing businesses today and recommendations on how to mitigate the risk.
Combat fraud and increase customer satisfaction
Based on their experience using HP ArcSight Enterprise Security Manager for IT security operations, Finansbank moved to HP ArcSight ESM for fraud management.
The benefits of software based PBX
Why you should break free from your proprietary PBX and how to leverage your existing server hardware.
Five 3D headsets to be won!
We were so impressed by the Durovis Dive headset we’ve asked the company to give some away to Reg readers.
SANS - Survey on application security programs
In this whitepaper learn about the state of application security programs and practices of 488 surveyed respondents, and discover how mature and effective these programs are.