T&L in hardware
Last modified on Wednesday, 23 May 2007 16:55
Intel's upcoming G35 chipset has had its integrated graphics core christened by Intel and will hence forth be known as the X3500.
It will support DX 10 in hardware, but we already knew this. It will also have support for T&L and Shader Model 3.0 in hardware. Oddly enough the information that we've seen doesn't mention how Shader Model 4 will be done, just that it's there.
You do of course get all the standard features such as Intel Clear Video which accelerates MPEG2 and VC1 encoded high definition video, as well as support for HDMI with HDCP encryption for HD DVD or Blu-Ray playback.
The X3500 graphics core is Windows Vista Premium Logo certified, but we doubt this will mean jack to its 3D performance.