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Dual screen programmable graphics accelerator

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INTERCAD has announced 3Dlab's introduction of the Wildcat VP560 - a dual-screen capable, entry-level member of the Wildcat VP family of programmable professional graphics accelerators.

Wildcat VP560 uses 3Dlabs' scalable Visual Processing Architecture to deliver performance and quality for computer aided design (CAD), digital content creation (DCC), desktop publishing and web design professionals.

The Wildcat VP560 ships with 64MB of memory, dual DVI-I connectors for driving two independent analogue or digital displays, and supports a full 4GB virtual address space.

Wildcat VP560 introduces a new, cost-engineered visual processing unit, the Wildcat VP500 VPU, designed to make Wildcat graphics productivity accessible to every designer.

It includes the first deployment of 3Dlabs' Slipstream graphics technology that boosts the rendering efficiency of a standard graphics pipeline through advanced visibility culling and spatial cache optimisations.

Slipstream technology will be incorporated in all future 3Dlabs VPUs and can boost application performance by up to 60 per cent.

The new 3Dlabs Acuity Driver Suite is bundled with the Wildcat VP560 and provides a unified driver package for all Wildcat VP-based accelerators.

The driver suite includes OpenGL and Direct3D drivers, a custom 3ds max R4 driver for a 20 per cent performance boost, as well as a brand new Acuity Window Manager to increase designer productivity, especially on dual screen desktops.

The full Acuity Driver Suite is available for download for existing Wildcat VP users on 3Dlabs' website.

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