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MILPITAS, Calif. - June 7, 1999 - Creative Technology Ltd. (NASDAQ: CREAF), the renowned innovator of market-leading multimedia solutions for personal entertainment, today announced Compaq Computer Corporation (NYSE: CPQ) will offer the 3D Blaster RIVA TNT2 Ultra graphics card in its Performance Presario Internet PCs for customers with high-end graphics or gaming needs. Based on the award-wining RIVA TNT2 graphics processor from the NVIDIA Corporation, the 3D Blaster RIVA TNT2 Ultra combines exceptional performance and outstanding image quality.

The 3D Blaster RIVA TNT2 Ultra combines a 128-bit architecture and a patented TwiN-Texel dual-pipeline 3D rendering engine to deliver unprecedented power and performance for exceptional gameplay. The 3D Blaster RIVA TNT2 Ultra also supports exceedingly high resolutions and refresh rates with 32MB of high-performance synchronous memory and a 300 MHz DAC for pixel perfect color.

Manufactured with the hardcore gamer and technology enthusiast in mind, the advanced design of this card provides a comprehensive graphics platform for gaming with one of the most complete 3D rendering engines found on any PC-based accelerator. Critical features such as full 32-bit color rendering, a 32MB frame buffer, 32-bit z/stencil buffers, multi-texturing with support for textures as large as 2048 x 2048, bump-mapping and full-screen anti-aliasing deliver unmatched gaming performance and compelling 3D images.

"We are very pleased to be working closely with Compaq to bring high performance graphics to consumers at very compelling price points," said John Troutman, vice president, OEM Sales and Marketing for Creative. "The combination of Creative's 3D Blaster RIVA TNT2 Ultra and Compaq's Performance Presario line of PCs provides PC enthusiasts with a phenomenal graphics solution at a very competitive price."

The 3D Blaster RIVA TNT2 Ultra supports software DVD decoders with hardware-based color and pixel format conversion. The state-of-the-art graphics engine delivers exceptional game play, while programmable gamma tables optimize image quality for both text and image-based applications. The 3D Blaster RIVA TNT2 Ultra also features a Digital Flat Panel monitor interface for compatibility with the latest trend in PC display technology. An S-Video connector delivers high-quality NTSC or PAL signals to televisions.

Key Features and Benefits

  • 128-bit architecture combined with Twin-Texel dual pipeline 3D engine delivers unrivaled performance for exceptional gameplay
  • Supports high resolutions and refresh rates with 32MB of synchronous memory, and 300 MHz DAC delivers picture perfect color
  • Analog monitor connector supports all popular standard VGA and multi-frequency monitors
  • Digital Flat Panel (DFP) support allows digital panel interface with scaling and filtering for panels up to 1280 x 1024
  • TV-out enables users to experience high-performance 3D gaming by connecting a PC to their big-screen TV

    This announcement relates to products being 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.

    Graphics Blaster is a trademark of Creative Technology Ltd. in the U.S. and/or other countries.

    TNT2 is a trademark of NVIDIA Corporation.

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

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