MILPITAS, Calif. - May 10, 1999
Technology Ltd. (NASDAQ: CREAF), the renowned innovator of market-leading
multimedia solutions for personal entertainment, today announced
the addition of an extraordinary new 32MB graphics card to its
award-winning 3D Blaster family of products. Creative's
new 3D Blaster RIVA TNT2 Ultra is the fastest graphics accelerator
built to date - combining exceptional performance and outstanding
Based on NVIDIA's powerful new RIVA TNT2 processor, the 3D Blaster
RIVA TNT2 Ultra combines 128-bit architectures and a patented
TwiN-Texel dual-pipeline 3D rendering engine to deliver unrivaled
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.
"With the introduction of the 3D Blaster RIVA TNT2 Ultra,
we have significantly enhanced our product line-up by providing
the fastest 2D/3D graphics acceleration now available," said
Steve Mosher, vice president, graphics business for Creative.
"By combining NVIDIA's awesome RIVA TNT2 technology and
Creative's proprietary drivers and utilities, Creative is setting
the standard for an unprecedented gaming experience."
Manufactured with the hardcore gamer and technology enthusiast
in mind, the 3D Blaster RIVA TNT2 Ultra offers high-performance
acceleration for ultra-fast gameplay. The advanced design of
this card, including custom-designed heat-dissipating PCB and
active cooling, provides a comprehensive 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,
multiple textures and textures as large as 2048x2048, bump-mapping,
full-screen anti-aliasing, and stencil buffering deliver unmatched
gaming performance and compelling 3D images.
"NVIDIA and Creative have been working diligently to deliver
this superior 3D graphics solution to the gaming community,"
said Jen-Hsun Huang, president and CEO of NVIDIA. "With
Creative's ability to provide superior products and customer support,
and our industry-leading RIVA TNT2 processor, the 3D Blaster
RIVA TNT2 Ultra is the graphics accelerator of choice for gaming
enthusiasts who demand nothing less than superior performance
The 3D Blaster RIVA TNT2 Ultra supports software DVD decoders
with hardware-based color and pixel format conversion. The 128-bit
graphics engine guarantees exceptional game play, while programmable
gamma tables optimize image-quality for both text and image-based
applications. An S-Video connector delivers high-quality NTSC
and PAL signals to televisions. There is also a video extension
connector which allows users to add hardware support for new features
such as Creative's Dynamic Extended Resolution (Dxr3) for hardware-based
Additional Features and Benefits
- Analog monitor connector supports all popular standard VGA
and multi-frequency monitors
- TV-out enables users to experience high-performance 3D gaming
by connecting a PC to their big-screen TV
- Customized drivers and utilities, developed by Creative's
own Graphics Development Team, offer a wide range of benefits
to its customers including local technical support, dedicated
field engineers, frequent driver updates and new features and
- Includes Colorific and 3Deep, from Sonnetech,
Ltd., two key software packages designed to ensure that every
game and critical desktop application runs with perfect color
Pricing and Availability
Creative's 3D Blaster RIVA TNT2 Ultra will be available in May
through its extensive distribution and retail network at an estimated
street price of US$229.99
This announcement relates to products whose launch are 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 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.