All objects by XGI

XGI is based on the old graphics division of SiS with assests of Trident. Both player weren't able to compete with the ATi and nVidia. Bundeled together they formed XGI.

XGI was founded in June 2003 and announced their VolariDUO graphics card in December 2003. The VolariDUO was a dual-GPU graphics card with two XG40 chips and was positioned as XGI's flagship. A single GPU version (the Volari V8 and Volari V5) was made for mid-range market and the Volari V3 for the budget segment. On paper the VolariDUO delivered quite some figures and the very first 3DMark03 benchmarks proved that the VolariDUO was able to compete with the high-end GeForce FX and Radeon 9x00 series.
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Once the cards were ready and shipped it turned out that it wasn't what XGI hoped it would be. The high-end cards we're more expensive than the Radeon 9800 Pro but could not compete performancewise. The first drivers we're also troublesome but XGI put a lot of effort in polishing the drivers. Nevertheless performance and image quality wasn't improved making the Volari the underdog.

In 2005 XGI started prototyping new graphic cards with PCI-express and low energy consumption (Volari 8300, Volari 8600) but in 2006 ATI acquired XGI.

The technology of the Volari 8300 (XG47) was used by RealVision for use in medical imaging.
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Vendor
Name
RAM
Int.
ES?
Date
CoreClck
RAMClck
XGI
128MB
AGP
Yes
0405
300MHz
300MHz
XGI
256MB
AGP
No
0343
330MHz
450MHz