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Re: History of PowerVR graphics cards

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I feel the series 2 part could have more "PowerVR SG". It's an old name that was once used to distinguish PVR2 from PCX2 and it's been referred to as such in 1998's pc gaming magazines (long before Neon250) and Half-Life even had shipped a preset cfg for it, suggesting some prototypical existence …

Re: History of PowerVR graphics cards

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bakemono wrote on 2021-10-29, 00:26: yjfy wrote on 2021-10-23, 06:22: Neon 250 core and video memory are 125Mhz, 12Mpixels/s fillrate, 12Mtexels/s fillrate. Is this part a typo? 12 instead of 125 perhaps? Otherwise, great post 😀 It's 125, copy it over and copy it wrong, modify it immediately, thank …

Re: History of PowerVR graphics cards

in Marvin \ Video
Any hints on what the table could be? I publish my results at vintage3d.org. It turns out that you are the webmaster of vintage3d.org. I am glad to meet you. When I wrote this article, I started with your explanation of Midas 3. I also paid close attention to your test of these three cards, but I …

Re: History of PowerVR graphics cards

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Putas wrote on 2021-10-24, 07:04: yjfy wrote on 2021-10-23, 06:04: The 3D performance of Midas 3 is between PCX1 and PCX2. What makes you think so? From a test table with more than 100 graphics cards, I couldn't find it for a while. It should be easier for you to find this table. Or do you have any …

Re: History of PowerVR graphics cards

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4. PowerVR Series4 The PowerVR Series4 product is Kyro III, the chip name is STG5000, and it will be manufactured using a 0.15 micron process. The core frequency is increased to 300MHz, equipped with 128bit DDR SDRAM that also works at 300MHz as the video memory. Its rendering pipeline has increased …

Re: History of PowerVR graphics cards

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3.3 Kyro II SE On March 13, 2002, at CeBIT 2002, PowerVR Technologies of Imagination Technologies announced KyroII SE, the core code name is STG 4800. According to published information, compared to Kyro II, its core and video memory frequency has been increased to 200Mhz.KYRO II SE supports the new …

Re: History of PowerVR graphics cards

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3.2.2 3D PROPHET 4500 Use the reference design of PCB#00VA-3.11/4. Hercules also has a self-designed version. 3D_PROPHET_4500.jpg 3.2.3 Avenger 4500Kyro Use the reference design of PCB#00VA-3.11/6. Avenger_4500Kyro.jpg ​ 3.2.4 Pixel Perfect GC-K2P-64 Pixel Perfect Display Manager is now able to …

Re: History of PowerVR graphics cards

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3.2 Kyro II On March 12, 2001, Kyro II was launched, the core code is STG 4500, using 0.18 micron process, 15 million transistors, core and video memory frequency increased to 175Mhz, 350Mpixels/s fillrate, 350Mtexels/s fillrate, 128bit 32/64MB SDRAM video memory, Double pipeline single texture unit …

Re: History of PowerVR graphics cards

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PowerVR Series3 8 APRIL 1999,VideoLogic Group Plc (VideoLogic), the international multimedia and graphics company, today announced that it has agreed a strategic partnership with STMicroelectronics (formerly known as SGS-THOMSON Microelectronics) to license VideoLogic’s PowerVR 2D/3D graphics …

Re: History of PowerVR graphics cards

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2.2 Neon250 AGP 2.2.1 Engineering sample The Neon250 AGP graphics card in the official promotional picture is the Engineering sample. Neon250_box.jpg 2.2.2 Official product PCB#00TD-3.8/1 Neon250_Pepino.jpg (From Pepino)​ 2.3 Neon250 PCI PCB#00TD-3.8/3 The performance of Neon250's PCI interface …

Re: History of PowerVR graphics cards

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PowerVR Series2 In July 1997, PowerVR Series2 defeated 3DFX Voodoo2 to become the graphics processor of the Sega Dreamcast game console. In February 1998, the DC version of PowerVR2DC (CLX2) was successfully developed. The core frequency is 100 MHz, 5 million polygons/second, and 100 to 300 million …

Re: History of PowerVR graphics cards

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1.3.4 PC 3DEngine NEC designs and manufactures PC 3DEngine (PWH-6030) by itself. PC_3DEngine.jpg 1.3.5 M3D On August 22, 1997, Matrox Graphics Inc. announced a strategic alliance with NEC Electronics Inc. to launch M3D. M3D.jpg 1.3.6 IF-SEGA2/PCI-1 IF-SEGA2/PCI-1 of I-O DATA has Sega gamepad …

Re: History of PowerVR graphics cards

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1.3.PCX2(Midas 5) April 7, 1997-NEC and VideoLogic announced the launch of the PCX2 3D graphics accelerator. PCX2 uses 0.35 microns, 64bit video memory, 4MB, the core and video memory operating frequency 66Mhz, 66Mpixels/s fillrate, 66Mtexels/s fillrate, single rendering pipeline, single cycle, …

Re: History of PowerVR graphics cards

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1.2.PCX1(Midas 4) NEC and VideoLogic announced PCX1 on May 9, 1996. In fact, PCX1 is the product of integrating Midas 3's three chips into one chip. PCX1 adopts 0.5 micron process, PCI interface 3D daughter card, 64bit video memory, 4MB, the core and video memory operating frequency is about 60Mhz, …

History of PowerVR graphics cards

in Marvin \ Video
History of PowerVR graphics cards yjfy​ The company was founded in 1985 by Tony Maclaren, and subsequently led by him as Group Chief Executive, as VideoLogic and originally focused on graphics, sound acceleration, home audio systems, video-capture and video-conferencing systems.VideoLogic's …

Re: Feast of Voodoo2 graphics cards

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At this very moment I do not have a very clear picture of this card, but I have a Voodoo2 with the new later 3dfx Logo on it. Haven't seen it out here. You are right, I added it in the later "History of 3Dfx Graphics cards Vol. 1", please see: https://www.vogons.org/viewtopic.php?f=63&t=78854&start …

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