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Intergraph Computer Systems

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Intergraph Computer Systems has a wide range of high-performance NT workstations geared especially for high-end graphics. For example, the recently launched TD-260 (available in the UK for a starting price of £1,495) is based on a single Pentium II 350 or 400MHz processor, with a choice of 2D and 2D/3D graphics accelerators, including the AccelSTAR AGP, the Matrox Millennium II AGP and the Matrox G100 AGP.

Next up is the TDZ 2000 GX1 ViZual workstation family, featuring dual 400MHz Intel Pentium II Xeon processors, which incorporate the new Intel 440GX AGP chipset, plus 2Gb SDRAM, 100MHz SDRAM, Wide Ultra2 LVD SCSI control and a 10,000rpm disk drive.

On the graphics-card side of the business, Intergraph recently launched its Wildcat 3D graphics technology. The product is part of a range of new Intergraph accelerators, which includes the Wildcat 4100. The Wildcat 4000, meanwhile, runs Intergraph's Windows NT-based TDZ 2000 GT1 and TDZ 2000 GX1 ViZual workstations. (Systems prices start at £6,565).

Intergraph claims the fastest 3D graphics performance for its new accelerator. According to Wade Peterson, CEO of Intergraph: 'When combined with the Wildcat 3D graphics technology, the performance of our TDZ workstations surpasses that of any other workstation on the market.'

Indeed, the graphics accelerator did clock up the leading score in the Viewperf 6.1 Pro/CDRS-01 benchmark for Windows NT. Posted on the SPEC OPC Viewperf web site (www.specbench.org/gpc/opc.data/opc_nov98/procdrs- perf.html), the Wildcat 4000's score was 24.36, apparently a whole 15 per cent higher than the next highest Windows NT 3D graphics system.

For more information contact Intergraph on +44 (0)1793 422 000 or visit www.intergraph.com/ics/

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