HKEPC have a few details up in relation to some upcoming IGP chipsets from SiS (dubbed the 673 and 772 series) which will carry support for DirectX 10 (via their "Mirage4" graphics core) - Earlier in the picture SiS will release an updated variant of their current Mirage 3 GPU to better support Vista with its higher core speed, this said to be adopted in their IGP 672/672FX boards.
The old age of just "video output" for IGP couldn't satisfy user's need anymore, video processing and 3D capability are becoming the musts. As a competitor in the VGA market, SiS is trying every effort to improve its IGP products. According to SiS IGP's roadmap, an upgraded version of Mirage 3, namely Mirage 3+ which is designed for Vista Premium, will be releasing in the soon future. In addition, the SiS's next-generation Direct X 10 IGP will be put into production in Q307.
Mirage 3 IGP has been widely adopted in SiS IGP chipsets including 671/671FX for Intel platform and 771 for AMD platform. Compared with Mirage 2 IGP, the 3D capability has been greatly upgraded. The changes include upgrades of Direct X 8 to 9, Pixel Shader 1.3 to 2.0, OpenGL 1.4 to 1.5, 4 Texture Units to 16 Texture Units, 200MHz core to 250MHz. and 128MB shared memory to 256MB.
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