It filed for bankruptcy protection in January [5] and the delisting of its common stock from the NASDAQ stock market was announced shortly thereafter. The whole pipeline should be able to sustain 1. In the mids, the company briefly caught up with its main competition: This page was last edited on 8 October , at As the PC graphics market shifted from simple framebuffer displays basic VGA color monitor and later multi-resolution SVGA output to more advanced 2D hardware acceleration such a BitBLT engine and color-space conversion not to be confused with 3D hardware-acceleration , Trident continued its strategy of selling modestly performing chips at compelling price points. The chip hardly determines which pixel of texture goes to which pixel on screen.

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Summary Trident took their time before they entered 3D for real, but what a failure it is. One of the major problems with Trident’s older PCI video cards was that the driver support was horrible, and although the support hasn’t really increased for theyou can rest assured that the bundled drivers work perfectly with Windows 95, and they don’t seem to have any problems with Windows It should also support subpixel positioning, which corrects tridenf that cause tridejt vibrating effect in a texture’s surface of a moving object.

Trident Microsystems

The resulting combo-chip saved precious tridfnt by eliminating several RAM chips normally required for framebuffer storage as well as providing other advantages, offset by a higher manufacturing cost-per-bit. It was a complete solution ready for Direct3D with perspective-correct texture mapping, transparent BitBLT and texture filtering. The doesn’t stop at its 2D features alone, it also features a TV-output The chip hardly determines which pixel of texture goes to which pixel on screen.


But Trident was on a roll and next quarter delivered new 3d enabled cores- ProVidia for PC and power-gated Cyber for notebooks. Retrieved from ” https: Starting the system up for the first time you’ll notice the classic Trident BIOS splash-screen, displaying information about the 2MB or 4MB card depending on which one you picked tridetn. The 3DImage erased all previous efforts and Trident itself refers to it as their first 3D accelerator.

Thus Trident later referred to Cyber based on as their first 3d mobile chip.

Trident 3DImage

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Under new management, in May Trident completed the acquisition of selected assets of the frame rate converter FRCdemodulator and audio product lines from Micronas. Unreal at default setting attacks your eyes with vibrant noise colored patterns replacing original textures because of broken mip-mapping.

But it gets worse, click on the image to see same wall bilineary filtered. Of course there are the Matrox Millenniums and the Tseng Labs cards out there There are some out there that aren’t gamers, and that don’t care about the ability to perform tri-linear filtering, they just want an economically priced AGP video card that can handle the most basic 2D applications.

Broken 3d perspective, ttrident, missing tirdent modes, buggy mip mapping and low performance – Trident could have wait some more, but thanks for the ride.

VGA Legacy MKIII – Trident 3DImàge

Purchasing a good 2D video card can be a pain, often it can be as big of a decision as purchasing a new motherboard. The is a very well designed card, approaching it from an engineering point of view.

Visually 3DImage is in the territory of shame, between the chaos of AT3D and immature but working graphics chips of Allow me to demonstrate on those screenshots from Lands of Lore 2.


Although Trident enjoyed some success with its 3DImage and Blade3D product-lines, the entry of Intel into PC graphics signalled the end of the bottom-end, graphics-chip market. With all AGP cards you need to apply a bit more pressure to the card to get it into the slot completely, not to say that you must jam the card in the slot, it just takes a bit more energy than installing a PCI card.

The first warning sign is low color precision of Gouraud shading without option of dithering. Given how slow it runs I think it is safe to include the result. Yet in the end Trident looses in image quality big time.

The rapid introduction of 3D graphics caught many graphics suppliers off guard, including Trident. Established in 9570, Trident gained a reputation for selling inexpensive for the time but slow SVGA chipsets. Views Read Edit View history. The Micronas and NXP acquisitions involved a substantial and diverse product portfolio and a large number of trrident in widely dispersed operations in the U. Post Your Comment Please log in or sign up to comment.

There are only a few total losses in Direct3d.

Trident 9750 2D AGP Accelerator

Trident did not deliver anything for OpenGL, but the is quite compatible with wrappers of S3 and Chromatic. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Recently you may have noticed a newcomer to the AGP video card market, more specifically, the economically priced Trident