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Micron Computer Selects 3dfx's Voodoo5 5500 AGP Card As the Graphics Accelerator for Its Millennia PCs.

Micron and 3dfx Place High-Performance Graphics in the Hands

Of Mainstream PC Users

SAN JOSE, Calif., Aug. 25 /PRNewswire/ --

3dfx Interactive(R) Inc. (Nasdaq: TDFX) today announced that Micron Computer Corp., a division of Micron Electronics (Nasdaq: MUEI), has selected 3dfx's Voodoo5(TM) 5500 AGP 64mb graphics board for the Micron Millennia Series personal computer. Voodoo5 5500 AGP is the first consumer graphics card to offer application-independent, real-time, hardware full-scene anti-aliasing (FSAA). Anti-aliasing is a 3D-graphics rendering technique that removes jagged edges, moire patterns and pixel popping associated with 3D-graphic rendering by competitive products. The result is a much improved display and visual experience.

"We believe this design win represents a key penetration into the OEM market," said Alex Leupp, president and CEO of 3dfx Interactive. "3dfx will build upon this momentum by continuing to form strategic relationships with tier one OEMs such as Micron."

"The incredible performance and visual quality benefits of 3dfx's Voodoo5 5500 AGP make it a natural fit for our MicronPC products," said Robert Daniel, Director of Retail Business Development for Micron Computer Corporation. "Voodoo5's breakthrough, real-time, hardware full-scene anti-aliasing technology dramatically improves the visual quality of 3D content, and represents a tremendous innovation for the computer graphics industry."

This agreement with Micron validates efforts by 3dfx to broaden its worldwide presence as a leader of 3D graphics acceleration by enabling system OEMs to take advantage of the latest innovations in visual effects and interactive applications through technologies like Voodoo5. The Voodoo5 5500 AGP exploits the power of two VSA-100 graphics processing chips running in parallel, and features advanced 3D features including hardware full-scene anti-aliasing, T-Buffer(TM) digital cinematic effects and advanced texture compression.

"Micron has a long tradition of high performance, high quality PC solutions," said Richard Burns, senior vice president of sales at 3dfx Interactive. "Micron's decision to include the Voodoo5 5500 AGP graphics accelerator card for the popular Millennia Series home computer is further testament to the product's incredible performance and visual quality advantages over competing solutions."

About 3dfx Interactive

3dfx Interactive is a global leader in enabling the emerging age of visual communications, and the 3D multimedia revolution in personal computers and consumer products. With its patented and award-winning graphics accelerator chips, boards and software, 3dfx provides the technology to create high-impact visual experiences. The company is recognized worldwide for its ability to bring the world's finest games, educational content, interactive entertainment and media-rich business applications to life. 3dfx products are available in retail stores worldwide, and through leading PC makers including Compaq, Dell, Micron and Gateway. 3dfx has headquarters in San Jose, Calif., with engineering and manufacturing facilities in Richardson, Texas, Austin, Texas, and Juarez, Mexico. The company also operates www.3dfxgamers.com, the premier online community for Voodoo owners and gaming enthusiasts. 3dfx Interactive is available on the Web at http://www.3dfx.com .

NOTE: 3dfx Interactive is a registered trademark, and Voodoo5 and T-Buffer are trademarks of 3dfx Interactive. All other names may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders. Visit the 3dfx Virtual Press Room at http://www.3dfx.com/comp/pressweb/index.html .
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