San Jose, CA--August 27, 1996--AccelGraphics Inc. (San Jose, CA) announced an OEM agreement with Hewlett-Packard (Palo Alto, CA) that will include the AccelPRO TX 2500 as the standard 3D graphics accelerator in the new HP Vectra XW personal workstation.
The AccelPRO TX 2500 leverages AccelGraphics' custom OpenGL pipeline as well as the Delta and GLINT 500TX graphics chips from 3D Labs to deliver its 3D performance.
The AccelPro TX on HP systems comes pre-installed in a 16 Mbyte configuration, delivering smooth double-buffered displays at resolutions up to 1280 by1024 and supporting 24-bits of Z-Buffer. The AccelPRO TX 2500 also provides hardware acceleration for texture mapping with texture memory ranging from 3 Mbytes to 5 Mbytes. The board supports 15 bit double buffered color at 1280 by1024 resolutions or 24 bit double buffered true color at 1024 by 768 and includes on board VGA, eliminating the need for an additional card in the system. Other features of the AccelPRO TX 2500 include anti-aliasing, transparency, dual screen support and stenciling, and dual monitor support.
The AccelPRO TX 2500 has been fully tested by Parametric Technology, EDS Unigraphics, and SolidWorks 96, among many others. In addition, the board includes Heidi drivers offering increased acceleration for 3D Studio MAX. Certification for SOFTIMAGE 3D is expected within the third quarter of 1996. Since the AccelPRO TX boards work with optimized Windows NT, they ensure standard support for other applications including word processors, spreadsheets, and Web browsers.
The HP Vectra XW personal workstation will be sold through HP's established network of value-added resellers.
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