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SGI SELECTS 3DLABS WILCAT II 5110 FOR VISUAL WORKSTATIONS.

3Dlabs, Inc. (NASDAQ:TDDD) has announced that SGI (NYSE: SGI) has selected the 3Dlabs Wildcat(tm) II 5110 graphics accelerator as a high-performance 3D graphics option for its award-winning Silicon Graphics Zx10(tm) visual workstations. Based on SGI's Wahoo Technology(tm) tuned system architecture for performance improvement, the Zx10 takes full advantage of the Wildcat II 5110's powerful graphics performance by offering unprecedented system throughput and I/O bandwidth. SGI now installs the Wildcat II 5110 in the Silicon Graphics Zx10 visual workstation powered by single or dual Intel(r) Pentium(r) III processors.

The Wildcat II 5110 is the world's fastest graphics accelerator, as evidenced by Viewperf 6.1.2 benchmark results in which the Wildcat II 5110 outperformed all competing graphics products in every Viewperf category. With multiple geometry and rasterization pipelines integrated into a single accelerator, the Wildcat II 5110 delivers up to 250 percent higher performance than its Wildcat 4110 predecessor at a similar price.

"3Dlabs' new Wildcat II 5110 is a powerful graphics option for our Zx10 family of visual workstations," said Greg Goelz, vice president of volume products at SGI. "The combination of the Wildcat II 5110's extreme graphics performance and the unsurpassed system bandwidth of Zx10 makes this workstation a high-performance solution for our content creation, MCAD, and visual simulation customers."

"3Dlabs is proud to be selected by SGI, a company with a long history of innovations in graphics workstations, to provide the Wildcat II 5110 graphics accelerator for its Zx10 visual workstations," said Osman Kent, president and CEO of 3Dlabs. "Professionals using SGI's Zx10 visual workstation with Wildcat II 5110 graphics will experience dramatic increases in productivity in digital content creation, computer-aided design, geographic information systems, and other graphics-intensive applications."

About the Zx10 Visual Workstation

The Zx10 visual workstation is a dual-processor capable Windows(r) OS-based workstation powered by SGI's innovative Wahoo Technology, which delivers unmatched system throughput and I/O bandwidth in an industry standard architecture. By fully optimizing processors, graphics, memory, and I/O subsystems, the Zx10 offers superior performance for all types of visual computing applications, including mechanical CAD, virtual sets, digital content creation, and visual simulation. Customers interested in learning more can visit SGI's Web site at http://www.sgi.com.

Wildcat II 5110 -- Unparalleled Performance, Quality and Functionality

The Wildcat II 5110's breakthrough dual-pipeline architecture includes a new highly tuned geometry accelerator, along with a new rasterization engine and bus interface chipset for use with the latest AGP Pro 4X systems. The result is record-breaking Viewperf performance and never-before-seen real-world application performance. Dedicated DirectBurst(tm), frame buffer, and texture memory offer a total of 144 MB of onboard memory for unmatched image quality and performance.

In addition to record-shattering speed, the Wildcat II 5110 is engineered with high-end professional functionality and image quality not found on competing boards. Wildcat II 5110 delivers hardware accelerated 3D volumetric texturing, OpenGL(r) 1.2, application programming interface, compliant image processing, patented SuperScene(tm) full scene anti-aliasing and both VGA and DVI-I outputs, providing single-board dual-screen capability under Windows 2000.

About SGI SGI provides a broad range of high-performance computing and advanced graphics solutions that enable customers to understand and conquer their toughest computing problems. Headquartered in Mountain View, Calif., with offices worldwide, the company is located on the Web at www.sgi.com.

About 3Dlabs Founded in 1994, 3Dlabs is a leading supplier of integrated hardware and software graphics accelerator solutions for workstations and design professionals. 3Dlabs develops silicon, boards and software drivers to create products that effectively meet the performance and quality needs of users who rely on graphics for their productivity. 3Dlabs sells its award-winning Oxygen and Wildcat products to leading system OEMs including Compaq, Dell, Fujitsu, Fujitsu-Siemens, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Hitachi, NEC, SGI and Sun Microsystems, and to the channel through an international distributor and reseller network and directly to end-users at 3Dlabs' online store. The performance-leading Wildcat and high volume Oxygen accelerator families target complementary segments of the Computer Aided Design (CAD), Digital Content Creation (DCC), geophysical, medical and visual simulation markets, resulting in the broadest range of professional graphics products in the industry today. 3Dlabs has operations in Alabama, California, Colorado, Massachusetts, Texas, Washington, Germany, Japan and the United Kingdom.

For more information, visit http://www.3dlabs.com or call 256-864-3426.
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