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Short Take: S3 announces multimedia accelerators

S3 announced its ViRGE/DX and ViRGE/GX 3D multimedia accelerators. The DRAM-based ViRGE/DX and SDRAM/SGRAM-based ViRGE/GX provide a threefold increase in performance and speeds of 30 frames per second, according to the company. They feature SmartFilter technology and deliver the 3D platform required by emerging business desktop applications, including data visualization, accelerated VRML, 3D presentations, and spreadsheets. In quantities of 10,000, ViRGE/DX costs $28; the ViRGE/GX costs $29.

S3 announced its ViRGE/DX and ViRGE/GX 3D multimedia accelerators. The DRAM-based ViRGE/DX and SDRAM/SGRAM-based ViRGE/GX provide a threefold increase in performance and speeds of 30 frames per second, according to the company. They feature SmartFilter technology and deliver the 3D platform required by emerging business desktop applications, including data visualization, accelerated VRML, 3D presentations, and spreadsheets. In quantities of 10,000, ViRGE/DX costs $28; the ViRGE/GX costs $29.