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A CAPSULE LOOK AT THE GRAPHICS CARDS IN THE NEW-TO-THE-U.S. MIROCRYSTAL(TM) PRODUCT LINE

 SANTA CLARA, Calif., Oct. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- miro Computer Products, Inc. is introducing four new miroCrystal(TM) graphics card product families to the North American marketplace. Each comes with Windows 3.1 and AutoCAD drivers, plus a suite of supporting utilities. Each is covered by a two-year warranty.
 The miroCrystal 8s card is based on the S3 86C801/805 graphics processor. It supports 1280x1024 resolution at 16 colors (4 bits per pixel -- or 8 bits for 256 colors with 2 MB of display memory), SVGA 1024x768 at 256 colors (8 bits), 800x600 at 256 or 65,000 colors (8 or 16 bits), and 640x480 at 8-bit, 16-bit or 24-bit "True Color." It comes with 1 MB high-speed RAM in its standard configuration, and is upgradeable to 2 MB. It supports monitor refresh rates up to 80 Hz. It is available in versions for ISA, VESA LocalBus or PCI. With an anticipated price of $229 (all prices U.S. direct; reseller inquiries invited), this aggressively priced card targets the commodity Windows desktop market.
 The miroCrystal 16si card uses the S3 86C928 graphics processor. It supports resolutions of 1408x1024, 1280x1024 and lesser resolutions with 256 colors (8 bits per pixel); 1024x768 and lesser resolutions with 16-bit color; 800x600, 768x576 (PAL video) and 640x480 with 24-bit "True Color." It comes with 2 MB VRAM standard. It supports monitor refresh rates up to 100 Hz. It is available in versions for ISA, EISA, VESA LocalBus or PCI. With an anticipated price of $379, it offers improved speed, resolution and color depth for not much more than basic graphics cards from competing vendors.
 The miroCrystal 24s card also uses an S3 86C928 graphics processor and comes with 3 MB VRAM standard. It offers 8-bit (256 colors) and 24-bit ("True Color") palettes at resolutions to 1024x768, plus a 65,000- color palette (16 bits/pixel) at resolutions to 800x600. It supports monitor refresh rates up to 80 Hz. It is available in versions for ISA, EISA, VESA LocalBus or PCI. Its anticipated price of $699 makes it an aggressive competitor in photo-realistic application markets like desktop publishing, imaging and modeling.
 The incredibly fast, powerful and versatile miroCrystal 32s card provides 4 MB of VRAM to the S3 86C928 graphics processor. It provides 8- and 16-bit color at 1408x1024 and 1280x1024, plus 24-bit "True Color" at 1024x768 and lower resolutions. It supports monitor refresh rates up to 100 Hz. It is available in versions for ISA, EISA, VESA LocalBus or PCI. With an anticipated price of $899, it overtakes competing high- performance graphics cards on performance, features and value.
 miro Computer Products, Inc. is the U.S. subsidiary of miro Computer Products AG (Braunschweig, Germany), founded in 1982. miro is a world leader in graphics and video peripherals, subsystems and software with annual sales of more than $60 million.
 For further information, contact miro Computer Products, Inc., 3160 De La Cruz, Santa Clara, CA 95054; 408-727-1558; fax 408-988-2515.
 miro(TM) and miroCrystal(TM) are trademarks of miro Computer Products AG.
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