Patent Number: 6,674,536

Title: Multi-instruction stream processor

Abstract: The present invention discloses apparatus for, and a method of, renderingimage data prior to outputting of the resulting image. A graphicsco-processor (224) is utilized together with a host CPU (202), the formerhaving a plurality of data calculation streams (241, 242, 243) arranged inparallel fashion. Only one of the data calculation streams (241, 242, 243)is operated at any one time. Preferably at least one (242) of the datacalculation streams is able to be reconfigured.

Inventors: Long; Timothy Merrick (Lindfield, AU), Gibson; Ian (Coogee, AU), Amies; Christopher (Wilston, AU)

Assignee:

International Classification: G06F 9/38 (20060101); G06T 1/20 (20060101); G06T 15/00 (20060101); G06F 003/12 (); G06F 013/00 ()

Expiration Date: 01/02016