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LinuxPR: New Xi Graphics Driver Is First To Support Wildcat II On Linux

Dec 21, 2001, 22:13 (0 Talkback[s])
"Xi Graphics Inc. today announced that it has released an OpenGL Linux graphics driver for 3Dlabs' Wildcat II 5110 workstation graphics card. The new driver is an addition to Xi Graphics' new Summit v2.0 product line introduced last month, and is designed to run on Intel/AMD 32-bit platforms running the Linux 2.4.x kernel.

"Even though this is a `first pass' version of the Linux Wildcat II 5110 driver, its performance is already close to the performance available on Windows 2000," noted Jon Trulson, Xi Graphics engineering manager. "With this release, we have definitely moved Linux to the forefront of Workstation graphics on Intel/AMD 32-bit platforms," Trulson continued.

Xi Graphics also released a Solaris version of the Wildcat driver. According to Trulson, the new Summit v2.0 OpenGL rendering pipeline was able to handle the speed and complexity of the Wildcat hardware for each operating system with ease. "Wildcat II was a real test of the architecture of our new 3D pipeline introduced last month," Trulson said. "We released the two Wildcat drivers in record time from when we first saw the documentation from 3Dlabs, so the pipeline really passed the test with flying colors."

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