HP Certifies 3Dlabs Wildcat Realizm for xw6000 and xw8000 Workstations

11/3/2004 - 3Dlabs Inc., Ltd., a leading innovator in professional visual processing, announced that the two, new AGP 8x-based professional graphics accelerators, Wildcat® RealizmTM 100 and 200, have been selected for the HP Tested & Certified Graphics Program. This selection and certification designates that the Wildcat Realizm 100 and 200, the industry’s highest performing AGP 8x graphics accelerators, are now certified and available for the HP Workstation xw6000 and xw8000. The Wildcat Realizm 100 and 200 are available through HP channel partners worldwide. 3Dlabs is a wholly owned subsidiary of Creative Technology Ltd. (Nasdaq: CREAF).

“The 3Dlabs Wildcat Realizm family of graphics accelerators has achieved top scores on the Viewperf benchmark and generated great excitement in the CAD and DCC space,” said Jerry Peterson, executive vice president and general manager of 3Dlabs workstation division. “By selecting Wildcat Realizm 100 and 200, HP is clearly setting itself apart from its competition and raising the stakes in workstation graphics.”

“As an industry leader in workstations, HP is committed to delivering innovative and affordable workstation solutions to our CAD and DCC customers,” said Jim Zafarana, vice president of worldwide marketing manager for the HP Workstation Global Business Unit. “With the addition of 3Dlabs’ Wildcat Realizm 100 and 200 graphics accelerators, HP is now able to offer more value to customers seeking powerful AGP 8x solutions.”

To be selected for the HP Tested & Certified Graphics Program, 3Dlabs’ Wildcat Realizm 100 and 200 graphics accelerators 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.

Wildcat Realizm 100 and 200
Wildcat Realizm 100 and 200 graphics accelerators target CAD, DCC, Visualization and Simulation professionals. Wildcat Realizm 100 sells at an affordable MSRP of US$1249 and the Wildcat Realizm 200 has an MSRP of US$1599.

For more information on 3Dlabs’ high-performing line of Wildcat Realizm professional graphics accelerators, check out www.3dlabs.com. The latest Viewperf 8.0.1 benchmark scores can be located at www.spec.org.

3Dlabs, Wildcat and Realizm are trademarks or registered trademarks of 3Dlabs Inc., Ltd. in the United States and/or other countries.

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