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miro GRAPHICS CARDS TO SUPPORT INTEL PCI BUS, THEIR FOURTH

 SANTA CLARA, Calif., Oct. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- miro Computer Products, Inc. announces new versions of its PC graphics cards for the Intel PCI bus, a fast, wide local bus for systems based on 80486 or Pentium CPUs. The accelerated data transfer rates of the PCI bus are a tremendous aid in dealing with the high resolutions and high refresh rates of today's demanding graphical environments. miro is shipping PCI bus versions of it miroCrystal(TM) 32x, miroCrystal 24s and miroCrystal 16si PC graphics cards now, and will soon offer a PCI version of its miroCrystal 8s card. miro offers identical pricing for ISA, EISA, VESA LocalBus or PCI bus versions of its graphics cards; they place no premium or penalty price on any bus, though doing so is a common practice among industry competitors.
 The miroCrystal 8s card targets the commodity Windows desktop market. It uses the S3 86C801/805 graphics processor and supports up to 1280x1024 resolution, up to 24-bit color at lower resolution and monitor refresh rates up to 80 Hz. It is available in versions for PCI, ISA or VESA LocalBus at an anticipated price of $229 (all prices U.S. direct; reseller inquiries invited).
 The miroCrystal 16si card offers high speed, resolution and color depth for not much more than basic graphics cards from competitors. It uses an S3 86C928 graphics CPU and 2 MB VRAM to support resolutions to 1408x1024, up to 24-bit color at lower resolution and monitor refresh rates to 100 Hz. PCI, ISA, EISA or VESA LocalBus versions have an anticipated price of $379.
 The miroCrystal 24s card is an aggressive competitor in photo- realistic application markets like desktop publishing, imaging and modeling. It also uses an S3 86C928 graphics processor and comes with 3 MB VRAM standard. It offers 24-bit ("True Color") palettes at resolutions to 1024x768 and supports monitor refresh rates to 80 Hz. It is available in versions for PCI, ISA, EISA or VESA LocalBus at an anticipated price of $699.
 The incredibly fast, powerful and versatile miroCrystal 32s card overtakes competing high-performance graphics cards on performance, features and value. It has an S3 86C928 graphics CPU and 4 MB of VRAM to support resolutions to 1408x1024, up to 24-bit color at 1024x768 and lower resolutions and monitor refresh rates to 100 Hz. It is available in PCI, ISA, EISA or VESA LocalBus versions at an anticipated price of $899.
 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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 /NOTE TO EDITORS: Editors only contact Martin Winston, Newstips, Inc., 13993 Sweetbriar Lane, Novelty, OH 44072; 216-338-8400; fax 216-338-3480. Black & white or color photography is available from miro on request. Reviewers, submit letter or electronic mail request./
 /CONTACT: Randall L. Stickrod of miro Computer Products, 408-727-1558/


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