DENVER, Nov. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Xi Graphics, Inc. announced today the release of its Accelerated-X Summit v2.0 Series of downloadable graphics drivers for Linux and UNIX(R) systems. The new product line is based on an OpenGL 1.2.1-compliant rendering pipeline that was completely redesigned to provide exceptional graphics performance across a wide range of graphics chip architectures. The initial release of the new line includes 2D and 3D support for over 30 cards and laptops (listed at www.xig.com), including high-end graphics cards. "This product line basically combines all of our past engineering initiatives and products with a new, completely re-written OpenGL pipeline," said Jon Trulson, Xi Graphics' engineering manager. "The new pipeline is producing some incredible performance results." The Accelerated-X Summit line comprises four Series: Desktop, Laptop, Multi-head and Workstation. Except for the Workstation, each Series includes four Editions -- Bronze, Gold, Silver and Platinum. Each Summit Edition is available as a downloadable demo package that can be tested in its full configuration. To make the demo permanent, a license key can be purchased online and installed in the demo. License key prices start at $39 and vary by Edition, or in the case of Workstation demos, by card. "The basis for pricing the Summit Series is giving the customer control," said Trulson. "Customers only pay for the features they need, for the hardware they are using." Accelerated-X Summit v2.0 offers a number of new or enhanced features to allow customers to gain full advantage of the graphics hardware in their system: -- Fast 3D OpenGL drivers for laptops -- 3D Stereo on most cards under Linux -- DualView, a two-screen display feature available on most laptops and many graphics cards -- Color Magic, a graphical utility for calibrating system color -- Graphical Setup, a convenient and powerful utility for detailed system configuration -- Video Window, to allow viewing MPEG or other video sources in a window on the desktop -- XiG Direct Access (XDA) a feature that allows direct access to the graphics hardware by OpenGL applications -- Power Throttle, a feature that greatly reduces power consumption when not needed -- Free Customer Support About Xi Graphics Inc. Xi Graphics Inc., developers of the Accelerated-X(TM) Display Server and Summit Series product lines, provides premier graphics system software for Linux and UNIX operating systems, including desktops, laptops, and multi-head configurations with 2D and 3D hardware acceleration. Founded in 1994, Xi Graphics is a privately held corporation located in Denver, Colorado, providing retail products sold direct and through resellers and OEM's worldwide. Products include free customer support via phone and e-mail. For more information, contact Xi Graphics at 800-946-7433 or visit their Web site at www.xig.com. Xi Graphics is a member of the Video Electronics Standards Association, The Open Group's X Project Team and a member of the Board of Linux International. Linux is a trademark of Linus Torvalds. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners. MAKE YOUR OPINION COUNT - Click Here http://tbutton.prnewswire.com/prn/11690X74124632
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