3D Graphics Geometry Processor for PC

Makoto AWAGA  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Electronics   Vol.E81-C   No.5   pp.733-736
Publication Date: 1998/05/25
Online ISSN: 
Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: Special Section LETTER (Special Issue on Multimedia, Network, and DRAM LSIs)
graphics,  geometry processor,  rendering,  

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Increasingly, 3D Graphics is becoming the main stream feature rather than the early adopters unique advantage in PC platform. In such circumstances, most of the graphics chips focus on the acceleration of the rendering capabilities. However, there are very few or almost no attempts made for the acceleration of the geometry process. This universal 3D graphics geometry processor offers a unique and optimized performance advantage for such 3D geometry calculations. By offloading such operations from the CPU, this 3D graphics geometry processor (hereinafter called 3DGP) delivers a well balanced 3D graphics acceleration environment in the PC.