3Dlabs Supports Intel Hyper-Threading Technology Across Wildcat Graphics Family

11/18/2002 - 3Dlabs®, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Creative Technology, announced that its entire family of Wildcat® workstation graphics accelerators is fully compatible with Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology. The full range of 3Dlabs' Wildcat boards, including the Wildcat VP family, Wildcat II, Wildcat III and Wildcat 4 have been rigorously tested with Hyper-Threaded Technology systems and applications.

“Intel’s introduction of 3.06GHz Pentium® processors and Hyper-Threading Technology will significantly raise application interactivity for complex professional applications such as CAD and digital content creation,” said Neil Trevett, senior vice president of market development at 3Dlabs. “Our focus is providing graphics productivity through performance and reliability, so we have worked closely with Intel to make sure that our users can enjoy the benefits of Hyper-Threading Technology on all Wildcat products with the assurance of 3Dlabs’ legendary driver quality and stability.”

“We needed to ensure that the leading workstation graphics subsystems were fully compatible with Hyper-Threading Technology, so demanding professional designers could benefit from this large boost to workstation application performance,” said Jason Ziller, technology initiatives manager at Intel. “3Dlabs is a market leader in workstation graphics; therefore Intel warmly welcomes 3Dlabs’ testing and qualification of the entire range of Wildcat accelerators with Hyper-Threading Technology.”

About 3Dlabs
3Dlabs, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Creative Technology Ltd., supplies graphics accelerator solutions to a broad range of professionals including the Computer Aided Design (CAD), Digital Content Creation (DCC), and visual simulation markets. Its award-winning Oxygen® and Wildcat® graphics are available in the industry's leading OEM workstations, to the channel through an international distributor/reseller network, and directly to end-users at 3Dlabs' online store.

About Creative
Creative is the worldwide leader in digital entertainment products for PC users. Famous for its Sound Blaster® sound cards and for launching the multimedia revolution, Creative is now driving digital entertainment on the PC platform with products like its highly acclaimed NOMAD® Jukebox. Creative's innovative hardware, proprietary technology, applications and services leverage the Internet, enabling consumers to experience high-quality digital entertainment — anytime, anywhere.

3Dlabs, Oxygen and Wildcat are trademarks or registered trademarks of 3Dlabs Ltd. in the United States and/or other countries. Sound Blaster is a registered trademark of Creative Technology Ltd in the United States and/or other countries. NOMAD is a registered trademark of Aonix and is used by Creative Technology Ltd. and/or its affiliates under license.

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