First Open Graphics Graphics Card Appears
Sunday, January 07, 2007
JOSEPH BLACK AND his team of graphics enthusiasts have been working for quite some time on a pretty encouraging project - an open-spec graphics card.This project looks quite promising. Codenamed OGD1-256DDAV, the card comes with 256MB of video memory, two dual-link DVI connectors and a support for the third and fourth video interface (analogue/ TV video outputs). Currently, the card comes in a PCI interface, with 2 chips making up the GPU: the Xilinx Spartan-3 XC3S4000 FPGA graphics engine, and the Lattice XP10 FPGA. Read more @ The Inquirer. For more information, visit the Project's TikiWiki: OGPN17. Digg this.
This project is on the basis that a GPU should not end up with tons of propriatary software or hardware, containing hidden problems that aren't mentioned to the press, and yet cause nervous breakdowns for developers worldwide.
|Description||OGD1/OGA||Ge Force 2 GTS||Radeon 7000 PCI|
|Memory clock rate (DDR MHz)||350-400||333||300|
|Memory bus width (bits)||128||128||64|
|Video memory (MiB)||256||128||64|
|Maximum display resolution||6144x2048||??||2048x1536|
|Total memory bandwidth||1600||1333||600|
Source: TikiWiki: OGPN17.