3Dlabs Wildcat4 Certified for HP Workstations

12/4/2002 - 3Dlabs®, a wholly owned subsidiary of Creative Technology, announced that it has certified the Wildcat®4 graphics accelerators as high-end graphics solutions for the new HP® workstations xw5000, xw6000 and xw8000. Both the Wildcat4 7110 and 7210 will be available from selected resellers and certified on HP workstations. This exciting news follows recent announcements by 3Dlabs of its Wildcat4 solutions also becoming available with Dell and IBM workstations.

Wildcat4 uses the latest generation of 3Dlabs’ acclaimed Wildcat architecture, which is widely acknowledged for delivering true designer productivity through unmatched performance, functionality and quality when running professional CAD and DCC applications. Wildcat4 offers 10-bit sub-pixel accuracy and exclusive SuperSceneTM full scene antialiasing, and extends the desktop with dual analog and digital monitor support.

“We are pleased to have 3Dlabs’ Wildcat4 graphics certified on our new HP workstations,” said Jim Zafarana, worldwide marketing manager, HP workstation global business unit. “The combination of HP workstations and Wildcat4 products should provide digital content creation, mechanical CAD, geographic information systems, and oil and gas exploration customers with a broader selection of graphics and system configurations.”

“3Dlabs and HP have a long and successful history of working together to supply outstanding workstation solutions and we are delighted that this tradition is continuing with Wildcat4,” said Jerry Peterson, executive vice president and general manager of 3Dlabs workstation division. “The performance and quality of HP workstations make them a compelling choice for demanding professional designers looking for the graphics productivity that Wildcat4 graphics can provide.”

About Wildcat4
Shipping with 256MB of on-board memory, Wildcat4 7110 is specifically engineered to provide unmatched high-end graphics performance with the new-generation of AGP 8x workstations by transferring a full 2GB of graphics information per second to the graphics subsystem for outstanding geometry-intensive performance. The ultra high-end Wildcat4 7210 increases the on-board graphics memory to an astounding 384MB and provides Frame Lock/Genlock connectors for advanced simulation and other multi-display applications. Wildcat4 is available on Microsoft® Windows® 2000 and XP operating systems with custom drivers for AutoCADŇ and 3ds maxTM. 3Dlabs expects to introduce 3D-optimized Linux® drivers for the Wildcat4 in early 2003.

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, in 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, Wildcat and SuperScene are trademarks or registered trademarks of 3Dlabs Inc., 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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