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    Volari Duo

    Introduction
    For the first time in gaming history, you can harness the brute force of true, dual GPUs on a single, DX9 Compliant board. Volari Duo takes on the task of graphics processing with twice the firepower of other graphics cards, blowing away 3D benchmark challenges like a pair of 9 millimeters. Enjoy the crisp clarity of independent frame rendering with a stunning increase in overall yield that will redefine what people expect from a GPU.
    With an amazing 16 pipelines linked through a proprietary new bridge protocol, Volari™ Duo unleashes an avalanche of processing power that will leave the competition out in the cold.

    True Hardware DirectX9
    Both Volari Duo processors employ XGI’s next generation TruShader™ 2.1 Engine, taking vertex and pixel shading to a new level of realism. Combine this with built-in DirectX9 programmability and highly efficient pixel pipelines, 3D environments now come alive with cinematic realism and movie-studio caliber graphics. Advanced developers can take advantage of the Volari Duo processor’s fully programmable DirectX9 functions to deliver visual experiences never before seen on the PC.

    Advanced performance features

    Volari V8/V8 Ultra

    Overview
    Combining phenomenal graphics performance with blazingly fast processor speed, the Volari V8 series of graphics processors more than satisfies the computing power needs of advanced gamers.

    With true hardware DX9 built into each chip and support for both DDR and DDR2 memory specifications, no other graphics processor for the mainstream desktop PC can match the combined power and flexibility of XGI Volari V8 processors. Volari V8 processors have been designed from the substrate up to provide industry customers with flexible product segmentation. Choose a Volari V8 Ultra processor with 256MB DDR2 for extreme gaming graphics solutions, or a Volari V8 processor with 128MB DDR for high-end multimedia graphics solutions.

    True Hardware DirectX9
    All Volari V8 processors employ XGI’s next generation TruShader™ 2.1 Engine, taking vertex and pixel shading to a new level of realism. Combine this with built-in DirectX9 programmability and 8 pixel pipelines, and 3D environments now come alive with cinematic realism and moviestudio caliber graphics. Advanced developers can take advantage of the Volari V8 processor’s fully programmable DirectX9 functions to deliver visual experiences never before seen on the PC.

    Advanced performance features

    Volari V5/V5 Ultra

    Overview
    If you’re seeking a smooth, powerful graphics solution for your PC, but don’t require bleeding-edge performance, Volari V5 is the perfect partner. The hot new V5 churns out enough juice to deliver a boat load of 3D fun and excitement that will keep your eyes glued to the screen. Fire up the combined power of Volari V5 and DDR2, and launch yourself into the middle of the action.

    With true hardware DX9 built into each chip and support for both DDR and DDR2 memory specifications, no other graphics processor for the mainstream desktop PC can match the combined power and flexibility of XGI Volari V5 processors. Volari V5 processors have been designed from the substrate up to provide industry customers with flexible product segmentation.

    True Hardware DirectX9
    TruShader™ 2.1 Engine
    TruShader™ Engine takes vertex and pixel shading to a new level of realism.
    With Trushader technology, 3D environments come alive with lush renderings that make your 3D game scene with haunting realism. Users can enjoy advantage of programmable DirectX9 effects that will turn your display imagery into a true work of art.

    Advanced performance features

    Volari V3

    Overview
    XGI Volari V3 offering originates from our team extensive experience and pioneering leadership in supplying high quality 3D graphics solutions for entry level graphics solution. By employing advanced graphics algorithm that optimizes for smallest gate count, XGI Volari family delivers similar features and performance, such as Microsoft DirectX 8.1 and 9.0, while using only HALF the number of transistors of the competitive equivalent. This key advantage directly translates to much smaller die size and cost for all entry level platform and results in not only low cost but also high performance in both D3D and OpenGL application.

    Software compatible to Microsoft DirectX 9.0
    BrightPixel™ 3D graphics engine with DirectX 8.1 Vertex and Pixel Shaders in hardware
    CoolPower™ power management technology
    SmartTile™ 128-bit memory architecture with 500MHz DDR memory
    UltraClear™ TFT image quality at UXGA panel resolution (1600x1200)
    Integrated TMDS drivers for TFT and DVI display
    Multiple simultaneous output displays with TFT, DVI, CRT and TV AGP-4X or AGP-8X host interface

    Advanced performance features

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    The following scores were achieved on a system fitted with a Pentium IV 3GHz processor, 512Mb DDR memory, using beta release drivers.

    3DMark2003 scores

    Volari Duo V8 Ultra: 5600+
    Volari Duo V5 Ultra: 4000+
    Volari V8 Series: 3000+
    Volari V5 Series: 2000+
    Volari V3 Series: 1000+

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    XGI Volari graphics processor range overview. (See attachment)

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    Major players choose graphics chips from XGI

    Several graphics card suppliers, including Asustek Computer, CP Technology, Gigabyte Technology and Micro-Star International (MSI), will ship products using processors from XGI Technology, a new entrant in the graphics processor market, sources said.

    These XGI-powered cards are expected to hit store shelves in late November at the earliest, sources added.

    “We are indeed working with CP Technology and Gigabyte,” said Patrick Chang, corporate PR manager at XGI. “But we have no knowledge of deals with Asustek and MSI.”

    The chip vendor in September introduced its Volari series, a complete graphics processor line consisting of four chips available in seven configurations. Chang said mass production is expected to begin in late October or early November. Full-year shipment targets are not yet available, he added.

    According to a press release on October 1, XGI is also shipping chips to Club-3D, a Netherlands-based graphics card vendor. By early December, the whole XGI Volari product line will be available in the European market on Club-3D cards.

    DigiTimes

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    XGI Roadmap

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