Programmable Graphics Pipeline


Current consumer graphics hardware, like NVIDIA's GeForce 3 and GeForce 4 chipset family or the ATI Radeon 8500 series, offers the possibility of replacing the fixed-function rendering pipeline with user-developed programs, usually referred to as shaders or shader programs. Newer generation cards, like the NVIDIA GeForce FX, ATI Radeon 9700, or cards based… (More)


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