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Oxygen GMX

High-end, 256-bit Graphics Power for Demanding Workstation Professionals

Oxygen® GVX210 delivers high-end geometry and rasterization graphics acceleration on a single AGP card for the most demanding workstation professional. By integrating two 3Dlabs® GLINT® R3 rasterizers, the new generation GLINT Gamma® G2 geometry processor and 64MB of memory on a single card, Oxygen GVX210 boosts the interactivity of huge models with a 256-bit memory bus and Virtual Textures that shatter the limitation of on-board graphics memory capacity.

Features and Benefits
Technical Specifications
Fully Tested for All Leading Professional Graphics Applications
High Value Bundled Software
The OXYGEN Family
Benchmark Results

Features and Benefits

100% Complete OpenGL Geometry and Lighting Acceleration in Hardware
On-board hardware geometry acceleration boosts the interactivity of large models by up to three times and offloads the CPU for increased application performance.  The 5Gflop, new generation GLINT Gamma® G2 processes 100% of the OpenGL® geometry pipeline in silicon, including 16 simultaneous light sources.

Virtual Textures Allow You to Manipulate up to 256MB of Textures
An industry first that lets you manipulate up to 256MB of textures in a single scene. Oxygen GVX210 implements a full demand-paged virtual texture sub-system in hardware, using on-board graphics memory to cache huge textures stored in main system memory.

PowerThreadsTM SSE OpenGL Drivers with Dynamic Load Balancing
3Dlabs' new-generation PowerThreads OpenGL drivers are fully optimized for Intel  Pentium® III and AMD® Athlon processors and dynamically balance the geometry and  lighting load between the GLINT Gamma hardware geometry processor and the host CPU.  PowerThreads combines the power of geometry hardware plus the additional power of today's processors for full performance scalability.

Seamless Dual-head Support
The Oxygen GVX210 supports dual high-resolution displays under Windows NT 4.0 and Windows 2000 from a single card, seamlessly supporting a total multi-monitor true-color desktop size of up to 4096x1536, with the flexibility to place a window anywhere on the desktop without interrupting OpenGL 3D acceleration.

Control Panel Application Configuration
3Dlabs' advanced control panel and task-bar applet let you point-and-click to effortlessly optimize your system configuration for your favorite professional applications.

Technical Specifications

Dual GLINT R3 Rasterization Processors * Virtual Texture memory management unit
* Full 256-bit memory bus architecture, drives 64MB of high-speed SGRAM
* 256MB Virtual Texture address space
* Texture Unit with single pass, multi-texture capability
* Integrated 300MHz RAMDAC
* High-speed 128-bit memory interface per processor
* 7 independent DMA engines
* 2D/3D Raster Engine
* Integrated SVGA Controller
GLINT Gamma G2 Geometry Processor * 100% OpenGL Transform and Lighting in hardware
* Full OpenGL 1.2 functionality in hardware
* 5 Gflop floating point performance
* 16 Simultaneous light sources
* 6.3 Million lit, transformed triangles/sec n
PowerThreads(tm) SSE OpenGL Drivers * PowerThreads OpenGL ICD with full Intel Pentium III
SSE and AMD Athlon 3DNow! optimizations
* Dynamic Load Balancing distributes geometry and lighting
load between GLINT Gamma G2 and host CPU
* OpenGL 1.1 ICD (OpenGL 1.2 ready)
* Multiprocessor system optimized
Professional 3D Rendering * Complete OpenGL 1.2 functionality in silicon
* Virtual Texturing in silicon
* Up to 256MB virtual texture space
* 2048x2048x32 maximum individual texture size
* Single pass bump-mapping, per-pixel lighting
* Gouraud shading
* Perspectively correct bilinear and trilinear filtering
* Perspectively correct per pixel mip-mapping
* Dual bilinear mip-mapped textures in a single pass
* Volumetric rendering with up to 8-way filtering
* Source and destination alpha blending
* Fogging and depth cueing
* Anti-aliased lines and polygons
* Full-scene anti-aliasing
* Scissoring and stippling
* Overlay and stencil buffers
* 32 bit Z-buffering
* GID clipping
Hardware Performance * Fill rate - 460Mtexels/sec dual bilinear mip-map textures
* Fill rate - 230Mpixels/sec trilinear mip-map texture
* Polygon rate - 6.3M lit, transformed polygons/sec (50%
backface culled)
* SPECviewperf
  - DX-05 score of 30.5 (1024x768 true-color 75Hz)
  - DRV-06 score of 21.3 (1024x768 true-color 75Hz)
  - Light-03 score of 3.5 (1280x1024 true-color 75Hz)
* 2D Winbench 99 HE 384 (1024x768 true color)
* 2D Winbench 99 BG 182 (1024x768 true color)
* APC ProE Composite Score 5.48

Test system: Intel Pentium III 733MHz, Intel SE440BX motherboard, 512MB of RAM, 75Hz refresh rate. The board used for the tests was the Oxygen GVX210 with Windows NT driver version 216-0060

Board Physical * Full-length ATX form-factor
* AGP - AGP Version 2.0 Compliant
* AGP Pro Compatible
Memory * 64MB of high-speed SGRAM for framebuffer, Z-buffer and texture memory
* Up to 256MB of host memory used as a Virtual Texture store
Display * True color resolutions up to 2048x1536 double-buffered and 32-bit Z per monitor
* 4096x1536 total desktop size with dual monitors
* 60Hz-150Hz screen refresh rates (monitor dependant)
* Softimage-compliant 8-bit double-buffered overlay planes
* DDC2B support on all operating systems
Multi-head Capable * Supports dual high-resolution displays from a single card under Windows NT4.0 or Windows 2000
 Featuring a seamless desktop displayed across dual monitors with total resolutions up to 4096x1536 true-color
Stereo Support * True Quad-buffered stereo support up to 1280x1024 true-color, 118Hz refresh rate
Drivers * Windows NT 4.0 and PowerThreads OpenGL ICD
* Windows 98, fully DirectX 7.0 compatible and PowerThreads OpenGL
* Windows 2000
Advanced Control Panel * Point-and-click to automatically optimize system configuration for each professional application
Value-added Software Bundles * Soft Engine 4, for up to 400% AutoCAD performance boost (a $300 value)
* Colorific, for accurate color calibration and matching
(a $50 value)
Video * Bilinear filtered playback re-scaling
* Hardware YUV-RGB conversion
* Hardware MPEG-2 Motion Compensation
Connectors * Dual DB-15 analog connector
* 3-pin Mini-din stereo connector
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 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
Supported Screen Resolutions Display Resolution Color Depth Refresh Rates
640x480 8-bit, 16-bit, True-color 100,85,75,60Hz
800x600 8-bit, 16-bit, True-color 100,85,75,60Hz
1024x768 8-bit, 16-bit, True-color 100,85,75,60Hz
1152x864 8-bit, 16-bit, True-color 100,85,75,60Hz
1280x960 8-bit, 16-bit, True-color 100,85,75,60Hz
1280x1024 8-bit, 16-bit, True-color 100,85,75,60Hz
1600x1200 8-bit, 16-bit, True-color 75,60Hz
1920x1080 8-bit, 16-bit, True-color 100,85,75,60Hz
1920x1200 8-bit, 16-bit, True-color 75,60Hz
2048x1536 8-bit, 16-bit, True-color 60Hz

Fully Tested for All Leading Professional Graphics Applications

Including: 3D Studio Max, 3D Studio Viz, Houdini, Lightscape, LightWave 3D, Maya NT, Mirai, MultiGen Creator, SOFTIMAGE|3D, AutoCAD, CATIA, I-DEAS, MicroStation, Pro/ENGINEER, Solid Edge, SolidDesigner, SolidWorks, Unigraphics

High Value Bundled Software

Oxygen GVX210 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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