"LOCKHEED ENTERS GRAPHICS BATTLE WITH ITS *$180* REAL3D PROCESSOR:
LMC has announced a PC-based [PCI-ONLY] 3D graphics accelerator which it
claims can move more polygons per second than any mainstream system
currently available. The accelerator...is said to be able to move 750,000
textured, shaded, depth-buffered, and MIP-mapped polygons per second, more
than Sega's Model 2 arcade board, currently the most powerful board in the
arcades. The Real3D technology is primarily a result of Martin Marietta's
[1/2 of Lockheed-Martin] longstanding relationship with the defense
industry. The firm was involved in NASA research during the '50s and '60s,
and in the '70s and '80s went on to work for the US Defense Department
on a variety of graphically intensive projects. The technology's basics
were then applied to other fields: they helped to make Sega's Model 2
arcade board, with Martin Marietta supplying its texture-mapping chips
and TARGET database generation system.
LMC has invested more than $200 million in computer graphics research
and now owns more than 40 patents in the field, including the 'unique
anti-aliasing architecture' used in Real3D."
Then it goes on to list ALOT of specs of each chip component in the card,
which look REALLY good :-) You gotta see the sample screenshots they
showed (very, very good)! Anyway, LMC has annual sales of ~$23 billion
and employs more than 170,000 people (large company, to say the least).
Still shots, ey?
>and employs more than 170,000 people (large company, to say the least).
170,000 x $50,000/avg salary+benefits... $8.5 billion. Figure 50%
cost of goods, so 11.5 billion gross profit (wrong!). Figure tax...
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> >and employs more than 170,000 people (large company, to say the least).
> 170,000 x $50,000/avg salary+benefits... $8.5 billion. Figure 50%
> cost of goods, so 11.5 billion gross profit (wrong!). Figure tax...
> Figure... Blip!
He he - they must be very profitable
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Oh? Care to explain? From what I have read (albeit which isn't much)
the Lockheed looked like it had more functionality built into it.