3Dlabs Introduces Wildcat VP880 Pro Graphics Accelerator with 256 MB

4/30/2003 - 3Dlabs® Inc., Ltd., a leading innovator in professional visual processing, announced the immediate availability of the new Wildcat® VP880 Pro workstation-class graphics accelerator through leading distributors and systems integrators. Packed with 256 MB of onboard memory and designed to fit into just one standard AGP slot, the Wildcat VP880 Pro boosts high-end graphics performance at the tremendous value of only US$499 (estimated street price). The Wildcat VP880 Pro, powered by 3Dlabs’ leading-edge Visual Processing Unit (VPU), utilizes the award-winning Wildcat VP technology and features full programmability to provide increased realism for texture-rich and geometry-intensive CAD and DCC projects. 3Dlabs is a wholly owned subsidiary of Creative Technology Ltd. (Nasdaq: CREAF).

“Pro/ENGINEER® users will be excited to experience the speed and performance the new 3Dlabs Wildcat VP880 Pro provides,” said Bill Taylor, manager, technical marketing at PTC. “With 256 MB of onboard memory, the Wildcat VP880 Pro is ideal for use with PTC’s industry leading MCAD applications, providing one of the fastest accelerators for large assemblies without sacrificing the accuracy of a single pixel.”

Like the recently announced Wildcat VP990 Pro with 512 MB of memory, the Wildcat VP880 Pro enables CAD and DCC professionals to store complex models and textures onboard; thereby reducing the amount of AGP bus traffic and increasing the overall performance significantly better than graphics accelerators with less memory. The Wildcat VP880 Pro is the only 256 MB professional graphics solution that does not require two AGP slots or an AGP Pro slot. The newest addition to the award-winning Wildcat VP product line seamlessly handles large scenes and models with its superior level of performance and quality.

“3Dlabs is the only graphics company delivering a professional graphics product with 256 MB of memory that fits into a standard AGP machine at an exceptional price,” said Neil Trevett, senior vice president of market development for 3Dlabs. “Listening to our ISV partners and customers allowed us to design the Wildcat VP880 Pro graphics card to achieve their real-world design needs.”

Wildcat VP880 Pro Technical Specifications
The new Wildcat VP880 Pro graphics accelerator supports emerging high-level shading languages and Microsoft® Windows XP® and Windows® 2000 operating systems. The Wildcat VP880 Pro also fits into a single, standard AGP 4x or AGP 8x-based workstation – an AGP Pro slot is not required. Below are additional features of the card:

Win a Wildcat VP880 Pro
3Dlabs is launching a contest for designers, animators and modelers to win one of five new Wildcat VP880 Pro professional graphics accelerators. The contest, “Why you can’t live without a Wildcat VP880 Pro” requires participants to describe in 100 words or less why they cannot complete a current design task unless they have Wildcat VP880 Pro. The contest starts May 1 and runs through May 31, 2003. For full contest details please visit our web site at www.3dlabs.com/procontest.

About 3Dlabs
3Dlabs, a leading innovator in professional visual processing, supplies a broad range of graphics accelerators to Computer Aided Design (CAD), Digital Content Creation (DCC), and visual simulation professionals. Its award-winning Wildcat graphics solutions are available in industry-leading OEM workstations, in the channel through an international distributor/reseller network, and directly to end-users at 3Dlabs' online store. For more information on 3Dlabs products, visit www.3Dlabs.com. 3Dlabs is a wholly owned subsidiary of Creative Technology Ltd.

This announcement relates to products launched in the United States. The product names, prices and availability are subject to change without notice and may differ elsewhere in the world according to local factors and requirements. 3Dlabs and Wildcat are registered trademarks of 3Dlabs Inc., Ltd. in the United States and/or other countries.

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