MILPITAS, Calif. - October 4, 1999
Technology Ltd. (NASDAQ: CREAF), the leading provider of multimedia
solutions for personal entertainment, today announced the 3D Blaster
Annihilator. This new addition to the popular 3D Blaster line
delivers unparalleled processing performance for gamers. 3D Blaster
Annihilator is the first consumer-oriented, PC-based graphics
accelerators available to move the entire 3D pipeline off of the
CPU and onto the card - dramatically enhancing the gaming experience.
It offers stunning features such as Hardware Transform &
Lighting, Cubic Environment Mapping and Quad Pixel Pipeline Architecture
with 32MB of ultra fast memory and AGP 4X support. The 3D Blaster
Annihilator renders in real-time very compelling and realistic
3D images similar to 3D animated movies today. Game developers
are now able to produce richly detailed, far more realistic games
without compromising frame rate - bringing a level of intensity
and performance not possible with previous graphics accelerators.
This new accelerator leverages the new GeForce 256 technology
from NVIDIA - the world's first Graphics Processing Unit (GPU).
The GeForce 256 is an innovative new graphics processor that 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 enables game developers to create games with significantly
more detailed geometry, enhanced Artificial Intelligence (AI),
and higher fidelity physics, resulting in more exciting, far more
A Hot New Gaming Platform
"The combination of the revolutionary new GeForce 256 chipset
from NVIDIA and Creative's brilliant hardware and software engineering
has created a new class of product that will become the gaming
accelerator of choice for the holiday season," said Steve
Mosher, vice president, Graphics Business Unit for Creative.
"Hard-core gamers will clamor for this intense new graphics
With up to 15 million triangles, 480 million pixels and 3.8 gigatexels-per-second,
the 3D Blaster Annihilator outperforms any graphics accelerators
available today. The parallel processor design, two separate
geometry units (transform and lighting) and four rendering engines,
make the 3D Blaster Annihilator a stunning gaming platform. # # #
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
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.