I know it sounds like a stupid question but I have to know in order to get the uni to buy a graphics card which handles vertex and pixel shading (e.g. GeForce 3) for my project. If this can do it, they won’t buy the card. I just don’t know much about this accelerator.
It says it has DirectX* 7.x and 8.x Support as well as support for OpenGL 1.3 and can do “Vertex and Programmable Pixel Fog and Atmospheric Effects”.