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Oxygen GVX1 wins Cadalyst Labs best High-End board 1999

Oxygen GVX1 Pro

64MB Workstation Graphics with DVI-I

The Oxygen GVX1 Pro is a mid-range addition to the popular Oxygen family of workstation graphics accelerators for CAD and DCC professionals who need effortless interaction with complex designs to maximize productivity. Packed with the latest silicon from 3Dlabs® -- including the new GLINT® R4 processor and the second generation GLINT Gamma G2 geometry processor, the Oxygen GVX1 Pro provides enhanced performance, 64MB of on-board memory and flexible analog and DVI-I display connectivity. Unlike graphics cards based on gaming technology, Oxygen GVX1 Pro is a true professional graphics solution with 3Dlabs’ renowned OpenGL® quality and extensive application certifications for trouble-free performance.

  • Features and Benefits
  • Technical Specifications
  • Fully Tested
  • High Value Bundled Software
  • The OXYGEN Family
  • Benchmark Results


    Features and Benefits

    New-Generation GLINT R4 Rasterizer
    Delivers unified 2D, 3D and video processing with professional quality and enhanced small primitive performance for smooth interactivity with large models.

    GLINT Gamma G2 Second-Generation Geometry Processor
    Offloads 100% of the OpenGL transformation and lighting calculations from the CPU for maximum application performance and to boost the interactivity of large models

    64MB On-Board Memory with Virtual Texturing
    Oxygen GVX1 Pro acts as a full 256MB graphics card while caching large amount of textures on-board for smooth interaction with complex scenes, even with high-resolution screens and full-screen anti-aliasing.

    Analog and DVI-I Display Connectors
    Flexibility to drive analog or high-quality digital displays, preserving graphics board investment as displays are upgraded

    PowerThreads™ OpenGL
    Dynamically balances the transform and lighting load between the on-board geometry accelerator and the host CPU for maximum system performance

    Over 50 Application Certifications
    Oxygen boards are certified with all key professional CAD and DCC applications, ensuring optimal and trouble free acceleration

    Control Panel Application Configuration
    3Dlabs’ advanced control panel and task-bar applet enables point-and-click optimization of system configuration for key professional applications.


    Technical Specifications

    GLINT R4 Rasterization Processor * Unified 2D, 3D and video processing
    * 128-bit memory bus architecture
    * Integrated 300MHz RAMDACs
    * 7 independent DMA engines provide low CPU utilization
    * Integrated SVGA Controller
    GLINT Gamma G2 Second Generation Geometry Processor * 100% OpenGL 1.2 transformation and lighting in silicon
    * 5Gflop floating point performance
    * 6.3 Million transformed, lit triangles/sec
    * 16 Simultaneous light sources
    * Directional, positional and spotlights with quadratic attenuation and local viewer support
    * Two-sided lighting directly supported in hardware at no extra cost
    PowerThreads OpenGL Drivers * Full OpenGL 1.1 ICD (1.2 ready)
    * Dynamic load balancing optimizes geometry and lighting load between GLINT Gamma G2 and host CPU
    * Fully optimized for Intel SSE and AMD 3DNow!
    Professional 3D Rendering * Complete OpenGL 1.2 functionality in silicon
    * Full OpenGL overlays
    * Single pass bump-mapping, per-pixel lighting
    * High-quality Gouraud shading
    * Perspectively correct bilinear and trilinear filtering with per-pixel mip-mapping
    * Dual bilinear mip-mapped textures in a single pass
    * 2048x2048x32 maximum individual texture size
    * Source and destination alpha blending
    * Fogging and Depth Cueing
    * Anti-aliased lines and polygons
    * Full-scene anti-aliasing
    * Hardware scissoring, stippling and stencil buffers
    * GID clipping for efficient window management
    * 32 bit Z-buffering
    Integrated Video Processing * Hardware YUV-RGB conversion
    * Hardware MPEG-2 Motion Compensation
    Virtual Texturing Memory Management * Full virtual memory management unit in GLINT R4 silicon allows the board to act as a full 256MB graphics card
    Memory * 64MB of unified high-speed SDRAM for framebuffer, Z-buffer and texture memory
    Board Physical * Short-card ATX form-factor
    * AGP 1x/2x/4x compatible
    * AGP Pro compatible
    Connectors * DB-15 analog connectors
    * DVI-D digital connectors
    * 3-pin mini-din stereo connector
    On board DVI-I connector * High-resolution DFP and Digital CRT Output
    * Drives digital displays up to 1600x1200 @60Hz and analog displays up to 2048x1536 @60Hz
    Stereo Support * True quad-buffered stereo support up to 1280x1024 true-color per screen, 118Hz refresh rate (Stereo not supported on flat panel displays)
    * Independent Z buffer for left and right eye
    Drivers * Windows NT 4.0 with PowerThreads OpenGL ICD
    * Windows 2000 with PowerThreads OpenGL ICD and DirectX 7.0
    * DDC2B support on all operating systems
    Advanced Control Panel * Point-and-click optimization of system configuration for key professional applications
    System Requirements * 100% IBM compatible PC
    * Intel Pentium, AMD Processor or compatibles supporting AGP 3.3V signalling. (Note: The Intel 850 chipset used on some Pentium 4 systems only supports 1.5V. Please check with your system manufacturer).
    * IBM compatible motherboard with AGP or AGP Pro slot
    * Microsoft Windows 2000 or NT 4.0 with Service Pack 5 or higher
    * 64MB System memory
    * 16MB free disk space
    Warranty * Three (3) years parts and labor limited warranty


    Fully Tested and optimized On All Leading Professional Applications

    DCC applications including: 3D Studio Max, Houdini, Maya, 3D Studio Viz, Lightscape, Softimage XSI, Animation Master, LightWave 3D, TrueSpace

    CAD applications including: ArchiCAD, Co-Create, Pro/ENGINEER, AutoCAD, I-DEAS, SolidWorks, CATIA, MicroStation J, Unigraphics


    High Value Bundled Software

    Oxygen GVX1 Pro comes with three high-value software bundles to increase your productivity: Vibrant's Soft Engine 4 improves display performance of AutoCAD by up to four times. 3Dlabs also delivers E-Colortms industry leading color solutions, Colorific® and True Internet Color®. Colorific® color-calibrates your display for optimal viewing and screen-to-printer matching. True Internet Color®, the only solution for delivering accurate color over the Web, enables accurate color viewing when you shop online.

       


    The OXYGEN Family

    • Oxygen GVX420: 128Mb Workstation Graphics with Dual DVI
    • Oxygen GVX210: High-end, 256-bit Graphics Power for Demanding Workstation Professionals
    • Oxygen GVX1 Pro: 64Mb Workstation Graphics with DVI-I
    • Oxygen GVX1: Accelerated Geometry Power for Workstation Professionals
    • Oxygen VX1: Industrial Strength Graphics for Workstation Professionals
    • Oxygen VX1-16: High-Value, Entry Level Workstation Graphics
    • Oxygen VX1 Stereo: Industrial Strength Graphics and Stereo Visualization for Workstation Professionals
    • Oxygen VX1 1600SW: 32Mb Professional Graphics for the Silicon Graphics 1600SW Flat Panel Monitor

     
    Awesome Rating
    NewMedia Magazine

    Highly Recommended
    Cadalyst Magazine 
     
    Award of Excellence
    DV Magazine

    4 Star Rating
    Cadence Magazine


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