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NEW WINDOWS ADAPTER CARD FROM VISTRO MAKES BUSINESS APPLICATIONS FLY

 NEW WINDOWS ADAPTER CARD FROM VISTRO
 MAKES BUSINESS APPLICATIONS FLY
 FREMONT, Calif., June 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Vistro Computers Inc. today announced Vistro BV5(TM), the company's first Microsoft Windows adapter card that increases the on-screen performance of Windows business applications by five to 10 times. The Vistro BV5 is based on Weitek Corp.'s W5186 User Interface Controller and Vistro's proprietary technology, SmartBlt(TM), and will be available in July at a suggested retail price of $295.
 BV5 is Vistro's first PC product to increase the on-screen performance of Windows. Vistro has built its reputation on providing high-end graphics and imaging systems to the workstation industry.
 "Most Windows users run business applications a majority of the time," said Vistro President Victor Ren. "For these users, 16 on- screen colors address their needs becauseates our workstation technology in our first PC product to


provide the cost-effective display performance needed to serve this market.
 "Our relationship as a Weitek Power Partner will provide us with the quality products and marketing support needed to take advantage of the emerging Windows Enhancement Products market," added Ren. "Combined with our recently signed partnership with Britek, a top quality PC manufacturer in Taiwan, we will provide PC users with low- cost, high-performance and reliable products."
 Weitek Power(TM) Partners is a program through which Weitek provides market development and communications assistance to OEM customers of the Weitek Power for Windows family of user interface processor and controller products.
 BV5 incorporates hardware Bit Block Transfer (BitBLT) and line drawing, using the W5186 and SmartBlt, to improve the performance of Windows business applications. The card is available with either 512K or 1MB VRAM to support 640-by-480, 800-by-600 and 1024-by-768 resolutions with up to 256 colors in non-interlaced mode. Contact Vistro for a local distributor.
 BV5 will ship with a Windows 3.x driver, as well as drivers for the most popular DOS applications. The card also supports VGA registers for backwards compatibility with existing applications.
 Vistro Computers Inc., headquartered in Fremont, designs and manufactures high-performance graphics and imaging display systems for visualization applications.
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 /CONTACT: Victor Ren of Vistro Computers, 510-656-9910/ CO: Weitek Corporation; Vistro Computers Inc. ST: California IN: CPR SU:


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