Chicago, Ill.--March 16, 1998 -- ELSA, Inc. (Santa Clara, Calif.) announced the GLoria-XXL, a high-end 3D graphics accelerator designed to meet the demanding requirements of CAD modeling, animation, and visualization applications. GLoria-XXL will shipin the second quarter of 1998.
Based on the latest Glint GMX 1000 chipset, which includes the GlintGamma, from 3Dlabs, Inc. (San Jose, Calif.), GLoria-XXL will becapable of accelerating up to 3.3 million polygons-per-second, with fullgeometry transformation, lighting calculations, texture coordinategeneration, and high-quality fog calculation. GLoria-XXL will beconfigured with a 16-Mbyte VRAM frame buffer and 24 -Mbyte DRAM--expandable to40 Mbytes--local buffer memory for Z-buffering and texture-mapping. Thislatest addition to the GLoria family also supports high-resolution true color display of up to 1920 ( 1080 or 1600 ( 1280 on 24" monitors .
GLoria-XXL uses a 48-bit local buffer interface to enable simultaneous useof 3D features, such as front and back buffer, Z-buffer, stencil, fast clearplanes, and graphics ID. ELSA GLoria-XXL also supports stereoscopic 3Dimaging through a VESA-standard connector.
GLoria-XXL will support a wide range of high-performance 3D APIs, includingOpenGL, Heidi, and Direct3D. With ELSA's optimized drivers, GLoria-XXLprovides an ideal solution for professionals using CAD,CAM, and CAE applications,such as Pro/Engineer, AutoCAD, Autodesk Mechanical Desktop,EDS/Unigraphics, Ideas, Microstation 95, and Softimage 3D.
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