SIS Mirage 3 671MX vs SIS Mirage 2 M760
SIS Mirage 3 671MX► remove
The SIS Mirage 3+ is an onboard (shared memory) graphics card for laptops on the SIS 671MX chipset. No Vista Premium (Aero) support. Not usable for 3D games. The successor, the Mirage 3+ is DirectX 9 capable (and therefore ready for Aero) but still not usable for 3D games.
SIS Mirage 2 M760► remove
The SIS Mirage 2 (also called SISM760 or similar) is an onboard (shared memory) graphics card, housed in the SIS M760 chipset. The graphics card takes a part of the main memory (although it can technically also feature some dedicated memory, but this was never used in a laptop). The 3D performance of the card is very bad and not even sufficient for very old games like Half Life 1 (1998).
Because of the missing pixel shaders (no DirectX 9 support), the SIS Mirage 2 760 is not able to display Aero effects in Windows Vista or Windows 7.
For Linux drivers and information, take a look at the detailled SIS page by Thomas Winischofer. He describes for example, that the memory bandwith of the shared memory only cards is only sufficient for a single monitor and often can lead to flashing lines.
All in all the SIS Mirage M760 is only suited for 2D tasks in older operating systems like Windows XP.
|SIS Mirage 3 671MX||SIS Mirage 2 M760|
|2 / 1||4 / 1|
|Core||250 MHz||200 MHz|
|DirectX||DirectX 8.1, 1.3||DirectX 8.1, 1.3|