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mstr
03-12-2003, 01:29 AM
Do any ATI VPU's support them?

Asgard
03-12-2003, 01:32 AM
No, but they support a slightly more powerful fragment shader model with ATI_fragment_shader or ATI_text_fragment_shader.

Korval
03-12-2003, 11:00 AM
ATi coined the term "VPU" for their Radeon 9700/9500/9800/9600 series cards (R300-based).

ATI_fragment_shader is supported on Radeon's 8500 and up. However, the far more powerful (and widely accepted) ARB_fragment_program is implemented on 9500's and above.

DopeFish
03-13-2003, 01:13 AM
Originally posted by Korval:
ATi coined the term "VPU" for their Radeon 9700/9500/9800/9600 series cards (R300-based).


3DLabs used the term VPU long before ATI http://www.opengl.org/discussion_boards/ubb/smile.gif

mstr
03-13-2003, 02:11 AM
GPU - nvidia marketing bs.
VPU - 3dlabs/ati marketing bs.

Maybe we should just speak about graphics cards then. http://www.opengl.org/discussion_boards/ubb/biggrin.gif