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Updated IGP roadmap: SiS 673/772 supports DX10

Updated IGP roadmap: SiS 673/772 supports DX10 news post from TweakTown's online news computing and technology content pages
By: Steve Dougherty | Posted: Feb 10, 2007 11:25 pm

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.


Get the full rundown here.


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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