Graphics processing architecture employing a unified shader

CAFC
  • US 6,897,871 B1
  • Filed: 11/20/2003
  • Issued: 05/24/2005
  • Est. Priority Date: 11/20/2003
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A graphics processor, comprising:

  • an arbiter circuit for selecting one of a plurality of inputs in response to a control signal; and

    a shader, coupled to the arbiter circuit, operative to process the selected one of the plurality of inputs, the shader including means for performing vertex operations and pixel operations, and performing one of the vertex operations or pixel operations based on the selected one of the plurality of inputs, wherein the shader provides a appearance attribute.

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