Xi Graphics Releases Drivers for 3Dlabs GVX1 Pro Graphics Card; Accelerated-X(TM) Summit v2.1 Support Available for Linux and Solaris

Mar 28, 2002, 00:00 ET from Xi Graphics, Inc.

    DENVER, March 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Xi Graphics, Inc. announced today the
 release of two high-performance OpenGL graphics drivers for 3Dlabs' GVX1 Pro
 high-end graphics card -- one each for the Linux and Solaris operating
 systems.  Each driver supports quad-buffered stereo and is available for
 download from the Xi Graphics Web site, www.xig.com as a Summit v2.1
 Workstation (WX) demo for compatibility and performance testing.  Users can
 purchase a Summit License Key on-line which when installed converts a demo
 into permanent product.  A license is required for each computer on which an
 Accelerated-X Summit driver is used as permanent product.  The price for each
 License Key is $149.
     Customer support, which the Company claims is prompt, courteous and
 competent, is also free via phone and e-mail to its Denver, Colorado
 facilities.
     According to the Company, the XFree86 graphics drivers for the S3
 "ProSavage" Savage4 chips did not work on this series of HP laptops, so
 comparisons of 2D and OpenGL 3D performance between the Xi Graphics' drivers
 and XFree86 freeware drivers provided with the Linux operating system by the
 Linux Distributions were not possible.
     While the eight Summit v2.1 graphics drivers were tested on the HP
 Pavilion zt laptop, the drivers may also work on laptops from other
 manufacturers that use the same "ProSavage" graphics chip according to the
 Company.  These drivers are listed as "Generic" entries in the Summit Laptop
 (LX) demos, and can be licensed if the driver performance is satisfactory to
 the user.
 
     About Xi Graphics, Inc.
     Xi Graphics, Inc. has developed commercial accelerated graphics drivers
 for Linux and UNIX(R) systems since 1994, and offers graphics support for a
 wide range of desktop, laptop, and embedded graphics hardware.  For
 information on the Company, visit www.xig.com .
 
     Linux is a trademark of Linus Torvalds.  All other trademarks are property
 of their respective owners.
 
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    DENVER, March 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Xi Graphics, Inc. announced today the
 release of two high-performance OpenGL graphics drivers for 3Dlabs' GVX1 Pro
 high-end graphics card -- one each for the Linux and Solaris operating
 systems.  Each driver supports quad-buffered stereo and is available for
 download from the Xi Graphics Web site, www.xig.com as a Summit v2.1
 Workstation (WX) demo for compatibility and performance testing.  Users can
 purchase a Summit License Key on-line which when installed converts a demo
 into permanent product.  A license is required for each computer on which an
 Accelerated-X Summit driver is used as permanent product.  The price for each
 License Key is $149.
     Customer support, which the Company claims is prompt, courteous and
 competent, is also free via phone and e-mail to its Denver, Colorado
 facilities.
     According to the Company, the XFree86 graphics drivers for the S3
 "ProSavage" Savage4 chips did not work on this series of HP laptops, so
 comparisons of 2D and OpenGL 3D performance between the Xi Graphics' drivers
 and XFree86 freeware drivers provided with the Linux operating system by the
 Linux Distributions were not possible.
     While the eight Summit v2.1 graphics drivers were tested on the HP
 Pavilion zt laptop, the drivers may also work on laptops from other
 manufacturers that use the same "ProSavage" graphics chip according to the
 Company.  These drivers are listed as "Generic" entries in the Summit Laptop
 (LX) demos, and can be licensed if the driver performance is satisfactory to
 the user.
 
     About Xi Graphics, Inc.
     Xi Graphics, Inc. has developed commercial accelerated graphics drivers
 for Linux and UNIX(R) systems since 1994, and offers graphics support for a
 wide range of desktop, laptop, and embedded graphics hardware.  For
 information on the Company, visit www.xig.com .
 
     Linux is a trademark of Linus Torvalds.  All other trademarks are property
 of their respective owners.
 
                      MAKE YOUR OPINION COUNT - Click Here
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