For those who don't remember the old discussions on the Hercules Thriller Conspiracy or the Fujitsu "FGX-1"/"Pinolite" MB86242:
“Fujitsu Develops World’s First Three Dimensional Geometry Processor,” press release, Fujitsu
Fujitsu press release 1997-0139, July 2, 1997.
“Geometry Processor for PC 3D Graphics : Pinolite”, Fujitsu, 49, 2, pp.103-106 (03 1998) (Japanese)
http://img.jp.fujitsu.com/downloads/jp/jmag/v … 9-2/paper03.pdf
There is also an English translation of the above Japanese paper in IEICE Trans. Electron., Vol. E81-C, No. 5 May 1998.
"3D Graphics Geometry Processor for PC", Makoto Awaga, p.733-736
http://search.ieice.org/bin/summary.php?id=e8 … 98&lang=E&abst=
I have a copy of this but it's easy enough to obtain.
There is also a document reference mentioned in US patent US6854003 (regarding a Hyundai processor) as “MB86242 <PinoliteTM> Product Specifications,” Fujitsu, Version 1.0, (1997) - which while the patent is easily accessible, I do not believe I have the document referenced at the moment.
That's all the info I still have AFAIK.
According to the Fujitsu MB86291 "Scarlet" datasheet, two Pinolite processing cores with enhanced rendering cores were integrated into the MB86291, along with an enhanced Cremson core (x5 previous performance), dedicated video capture/scaler and embedded wide-bus band SDRAM.
http://www.datasheetarchive.com/MB86291/Datas … SW00188342.html
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