Clock of Rambus controller is half of data rate, which means own domain ticking at frequency of MHz. Flexible yet fabless way was to at least buy long term foundry capacity. Initial promotion price of hundred bucks should be a sign that Laguna3D is not so hot performer. It joined the Nasdaq market listing in symbol: Laguna3D turned into problem child, which was sold mostly for discount prices. Cirrus Logic acquired Crystal Semiconductor, a supplier of analog and mixed-signal converter ICs, in French repositioned the company into a premier supplier of high-performance analog and digital processing chip solutions for consumer entertainment electronics, and soon afterwards, Mr.

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Feb 12, Posts: Thu Oct 02, 5: In the early s, Cirrus Logic was a supplier of low-cost PC graphics chips.

During the latter half of the s poor investments, slow product development and overcapacity in fabrication ventures rained havoc on the company. Cirrus Logic went public in and accelerated growth through acquisitions among which were Pixel Semiconductor and Acumos.

Taking price into account it performs quite well in old games even with small amount of local memory. First big complaint about image quality is broken texture perspective correction.

Voodoo Banshee or Cirrus Logic Laguna? – Ars Technica OpenForum

All the development process required was a systems engineer who could program and arrange the chips to handle whatever function the product should perform. Cirrus abandons PC graphics There was little excitement around Laguna upon release and there is little excitement now when looking back. Fabrication partnerships with both IBM lagunw Lucent were ended.


Jan 21, Posts: However highest setting is only marginally slower than default, but still does not provide perfect correction. The goal of Cirrus was to create a high-end card by integrating 3DO’s technology into own architecture. I used the Banshee for Unreal and UT at x no problems. When Intel announced they were cirrua the 3D market with the i Cirrus Logic exited the market, which at the time for Cirrus Logic was worth million dollars annually. Retrieved 20 August — via Google Books.

Cirrus Logic Laguna3D review

By the end of Laguna3D was cirrua for mass production, but the specifications were nothing like M2. Thu Oct 02, 9: These systems improved hard drive function management and Patil Systems was established to market new product. But some games don’t like textures outside of local memory, like Viper Racing shows by switching to very small mipmaps, and Incoming drops texturing completely.

Please help lafuna this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Later the company was renamed as Cirrus Logic when it moved to Silicon Valley in to focus on solutions for the growing PC components market.


Voodoo Banshee or Cirrus Logic Laguna?

The raw processing power of the GDx was nearly 2. Without own fabrication microchips from outside foundries were used. Dec 5, Posts: By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Suhas Patil founded the company as “Patil Systems, Inc. Then Cirrus Logic embraced graphics and communications products. And the Banshee was one hell of a fast 2D accelerator, capable of standing in line and being counted against the best of today.

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Danderyd, Stockholm, Sweden Lgoic I can arrange to have someone give her an old Banshee that’s lying around. I don’t know why exactly Mondello wasn’t finished, but price would probably be quite high and therefore aimed at the professional market.

Forgive my ignorance, but what does that mean in terms of games?

firrus That was one big nail into Laguna3D’s coffin, because with advancing time game developers were using it more and more. In other projects Wikimedia Commons.

So there are different opinions whether the company was mismanaged or victim of its own success.