San Jose, Calif.--Jan. 27, 1998--3Dlabs, Inc. announced that Dell Computer Corp. has selected the 3Dlabs Permedia 2 graphics controller for its new DimensionXPS D333 desktop personal computers. In selected configurations, theDimension XPS D333 incorporates the AGP version of the FireGL 1000Pro from Diamond Multimedia Systems, Inc.
The Dimension XPS D333 is the newest member of the Dimension XPS series,incorporating the new 333 MHz version of Intel's Pentium II processor and featuring the latest in personal computer technology, including Permedia2-based AGP graphics support under Windows 95. The Dimension productline is targeted at Dell's small business and home computer customers.
Permedia 2 is the second generation in the Permedia family of graphics processors from 3Dlabs, and is targeted at the commercial desktopand power-consumer markets. Permedia 2 is a highly integrated graphicsprocessor that accelerates 2D and 3D graphics, 3D geometry setup processing and MPEG-2 video.
Current benchmarks and head-to-head comparisons of Permedia 2 againstcompetitive graphics processors can be found at the 3Dlabs web-site:www.3dlabs.com
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