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Debut of NEC's 3D Graphics Technology a Success at SIGGRAPH(August 29, 2001)
A highlight among the technology demonstrations was NEC's TE 5 HD (High Definition) board, which, when available, will be aimed at the post-production market in preparation for HDTV broadcast. The TE 5 HD and a companion board demonstrated the functionality necessary to synchronize and edit various data streams and create a single output set. The task was performed with one workstation rather than a variety of independent hardware units.
The NEC TE graphics accelerator series utilizes a unique architecture that implements onboard local memory to store OpenGL display lists and instructions. This technique avoids bus bottlenecks within the workstation and makes display processing independent of other I/O traffic.
Recent Viewperf CDRS-03 tests indicate a projected performance of 65+, which exceeds the closest competitive products. Conservative preliminary estimates of other Viewperf 6.1.2 benchmark scores will be published after I/O driver tuning has been accomplished.
NEC TE 5 technology highlights:
The TE 5B and HD are expected to be announced in the US and Europe this fall and to appear in workstations from industry-leading vendors early next year.
Further details about NEC's TE 5 technology are available on the Web at: www.neccomp.com/graphics.
For more information, visit www.neccomp.com
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