The company announced in April that it had completed moving its headquarters to Austin, Texas. Rambus memory controller with one byte width should support up to MHz data rate, but boards I’ve seen are only MHz or even a bit less. This article needs additional citations for verification. Suhas Patil founded the company as “Patil Systems, Inc. The raw processing power of the GDx was nearly 2. These systems improved hard drive function management and Patil Systems was established to market new product.

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Cirrus Logic CL-GD

For example, the Cirrus GD supported hardware acceleration for both 8-bit color and bit color. Fabrication partnerships with both IBM and Lucent were ended. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. Last chip revision C was for motherboard integration.

Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. It was one of the lowest-priced SVGA controllers to support both. The patented lkgic of tiled memory used by the GDx chips is still used by nearly all graphics processors today.

Cirrus Logic acquired Crystal Semiconductor, a supplier of analog and mixed-signal converter ICs, in The raw processing power of the GDx was nearly 2.


Unreal just skips lightmaps alone and Laguna is useless for other effects as well.

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I would say Cirrus did a fine job on thebut something extra was missing to become gamers choice. So there are different opinions whether the company was mismanaged or victim of its own success.

Initial promotion price of hundred bucks should be a sign that Laguna3D is not so hot performer. Business Wire archived at the Free Library.

Retrieved from ” https: Fd5480 survives on the fly switch to MHz, but 3d games then quickly freezed PC. Retrieved 20 August Hackworth joined Patil Systems as president and CEO of new company reincorporated in California and named after cirruses, the highest clouds in the sky, as a way of expressing the elevated complexity of its products.

Promised fogging is failing across logjc suit. The company announced in April that it had completed moving its headquarters to Austin, Texas. French repositioned the company into a premier supplier of high-performance analog and digital processing chip solutions for consumer entertainment electronics, and soon afterwards, Mr. This article needs additional citations for verification.

Articles needing additional references from September All articles needing fd5480 references Official website different in Wikidata and Wikipedia. Then there is rather heavy dithering to 16 bit colors. Retrieved January 14, Performance, feature set, drivers, image quality, just in all aspects I consider this is a boring gray product, average at best.


Battlezone and Interstate 76 demo reject the card outright. No other 3d graphics provider got such an endorsement from mighty Wintel. In April Cirrus has licensed the 3D portion of 3DO’s M2 technology, a bit graphics acceleration built for new console. For demonstration here are screens from Shadows of the Empire:. All the development process required was a systems engineer who could program and arrange the chips to handle whatever function the product should perform.

Cirrus Logic

Up to 8 MB of local memory are supported and Techworks planned to release 6 and 8 MB cards, but I don’t think that ever happened. But some llogic don’t like textures outside of local memory, like Viper Racing shows by switching to very small mipmaps, and Incoming drops texturing completely. Setting the lowest value gives Laguna a speed increase, but perspectives are getting really fuzzy.

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