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New 3D Blaster Annihilator Delivers Superior Graphics Acceleration Power

MILPITAS, Calif. - November 1, 1999 - Creative Technology Ltd. (NASDAQ: CREAF), the leading provider of multimedia solutions for personal entertainment, today announced that Micronpc.com (NASDAQ: MUEI), a leading direct vendor of e-services and personal computer systems, is now offering the Creative Labs' GeForce 256 graphics card, sold in retail as the 3D Blaster Annihilator, on its Millennia Max Desktop Systems. The 3D Blaster Annihilator is a high quality 2D/3D video accelerator that uses NVIDIA's latest GeForce 256TM chipset for powerful 3D processing.

The 3D Blaster Annihilator from Creative delivers exceptional visual quality and performance with its 256-bit true-color engine. Enhanced 3D features include special effects such as multi-layered textures, bump mapping to simulate rough surfaces and cube environmental mapping that gives objects reflective properties. Advanced filtering modes with full scene anti-aliasing allow developers to create realistic images that rival more expensive graphics workstations.

NVIDIA's new innovative GeForce 256 chipset moves the entire 3D rendering pipeline to the graphics card, creating a whole new category: the Graphics Processing Unit, or GPU. By offloading these computationally intense tasks from the CPU, the GeForce 256 allows game developers to create games with significantly more detailed geometry, enhanced Artificial Intelligence (AI), and higher fidelity physics, resulting in more realistic, visually stimulating gameplay.

"Creative is proud to offer Micronpc.com industry leading solutions based on NVIDIA's ground-breaking graphics technology," said John Troutman, vice president and general manager of Creative Labs, Malvern. "The 3D Blaster Annihilator delivers superior visual quality and performance for the ultimate 3D graphics experience."

"Creative and NVIDIA again show their technical prowess by bringing to market the first GPU in the graphics industry," said Jeff Moeser, vice president of product development for Micronpc.com. "We are pleased to be partnering with Creative to deliver the very best graphics technology to our customers."

Additional Features and Benefits

  • 3D features include special effects such as texture modulation, light maps and detail textures
  • 256-bit graphics engine guarantees a high level of 2D performance, while programmable gamma tables optimize image quality for both text and image-based applications
  • 2D features include Multi-buffering (Double, Triple, Quad buffering) for smooth animation and video playback
  • Innovative architecture combines transform and lighting technology with a rendering engine that delivers 4 pixels per clock

For more information on Creative's entire line of entertainment solutions for the PC, please visit: www.creative.com.

This announcement relates to products launched in the United States of America. The product names, contents, prices and availability may differ elsewhere in the world according to local factors and requirements.

3D Blaster is a registered trademark of Creative Technology Ltd. in the U.S. and other countries.

NVIDIA and the NVIDIA logo are trademarks of NVIDIA Corporation.

All other products mentioned herein are trademarks of their respective owners and are hereby recognized as such.

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