HP Includes 3Dlabs Wildcat VP Graphics Accelerators in Workstations

8/6/2003 - 3Dlabs® Inc., Ltd., a leading innovator in professional visual processing, announced that three products from the Wildcat® VP family of workstation graphics accelerators have been selected for the HP Distinctive Graphics Program. The Wildcat VP870, VP880 Pro, and VP990 Pro are available to HP workstation xw5000, xw6000, and xw8000 customers through HP’s reseller network. 3Dlabs is a wholly owned subsidiary of Creative Technology Ltd. (Nasdaq: CREAF).

This achievement widens the availability of the memory-packed Wildcat VP Pro product line-up and is designed to enable HP to provide a range of cutting-edge graphics solutions, including the first Windows workstation with a full 512 MB of graphics memory.

“The selection of three different price/performance options from the Wildcat VP family for the HP Distinctive Graphics Program is a testament to 3Dlabs’ graphics quality and performance for every level of workstation user,” said Jerry Peterson, executive vice president and general manager of 3Dlabs workstation division. “Together with the previous certification of the Wildcat4 accelerators, HP and 3Dlabs are providing customers with high-performance, memory-packed and reliable workstations that provide outstanding real-world productivity on any budget.”

“The combined expertise of HP workstations and 3Dlabs is designed to provide today’s CAD and DCC users with the performance they require to work on ground-breaking graphic programs,” said Jim Zafarana, vice president of worldwide marketing manager for the HP Workstation Global Business Unit. “HP is proud to provide the high-performance platform to create content that ranges from robust 2D and 3D to life-like immersive 3D environments and visualization centers.”

To be selected for the HP Distinctive Graphics Program, 3Dlabs’ Wildcat VP870, VP880 Pro, and VP990 Pro graphics have been functionality tested and fully certified on HP hardware. The certification process includes testing the graphics cards with an extensive suite of specialized applications to ensure that seamless compatibility is offered to HP’s customers.

More information about HP’s family of workstations is available at www.hp.com/workstations/index.html.

About Wildcat VP
Wildcat VP is the industry’s first family of fully programmable professional graphics accelerators. Wildcat VP family delivers workstation graphics capabilities that leapfrog those of other products in its class by combining best-of-class support for traditional professional applications with ground-breaking programmability and large memory capacities that are unique in the industry. Wildcat VP products are offered in a range of models to meet the needs and budget of entry-level to high-end workstations running Windows XP® and Windows® 2000 and includes the Wildcat VP990 Pro with a 512 MB of onboard memory.

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.

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