Bookmark and Share


3Dlabs will be demonstrating its newest Wildcat VP990 Pro workstation graphics card with 512MB of onboard memory at CeBIT 2003 starting from Wednesday, the 12th of March.

The Wildcat VP990 and is the first shipping PC graphics board with 512 MB of standard 256-bit DDR SDRAM memory. Like previous Wildcat VP cards, it supports full virtual memory that maximizes the benefit of the on-board memory and can be installed in any AGP 4x or AGP 8x slot. The new Wildcat VP990 Pro is also equipped with dual high-resolution 10-bit display DACs and supports dual DVI-I monitors.

The Wildcat VP990 Pro boasts with the fastest core clock speed in the Wildcat VP line of professional graphics cards and can process up to 225 million vertexes per second and up to 42G of AA samples per second.

3Dlabs claims that the Wildcat VP990 Pro is designed to meet the needs of any professional graphics user who is dealing with large models or scenes, who needs to drive one or more high-resolution screens, including the latest nine mega pixel display technology at full resolution (3480 x 2400), or who needs to enable anti-aliasing at high screen resolution for the ultimate in display quality.

3Dlabs says that there are a lot of markets for the graphics card with 512MB of memory and a powerful programmable graphics chip. For instance, in the DCC industry, large amounts of onboard graphics memory will enable the use of large models with huge textures and extensive special effects at high-levels of interactivity by storing enough data on-board to avoid swapping textures across the system bus during image generation and display. For CAD users with large on-board memories enables very large models to be stored locally for large gain in interactivity in markets such as automotive and aerospace design. In visual simulation applications, large amounts of graphics memory allow the loading of multiple large terrains for editing and simulation.

The 3Dlabs Wildcat VP990 Pro has an estimated street price of 999 euros and is slated for worldwide shipment in April through leading distributors and systems integrators. In the USA the product will cost $899, for other countries the price may vary. The Wildcat VP990 Pro competes with the NVIDIA Quadro4 980XGL, QuadroFX 1000 and ATI FIRE GL X1.


Comments currently: 0

Add your Comment

Related news

Latest News

Monday, April 14, 2014

8:23 am | Microsoft Vows to Release Xbox 360 Emulator for Xbox One. Microsoft Xbox One May Gain Compatibility with Xbox 360 Games

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

10:39 am | Microsoft Reveals Kinect for Windows v2 Hardware. Launch of New Kinect for Windows Approaches

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

1:57 pm | Facebook to Acquire Virtual Reality Pioneer, Oculus VR. Facebook Considers Virtual Reality as Next-Gen Social Platform

1:35 pm | Intel Acquires Maker of Wearable Computing Devices. Basis Science Becomes Fully-Owned Subsidiary of Intel

Monday, March 24, 2014

10:53 pm | Global UHD TV Shipments Total 1.6 Million Units in 2013 – Analysts. China Ahead of the Whole World with 4K TV Adoption

10:40 pm | Crytek to Adopt AMD Mantle Mantle API for CryEngine. Leading Game Developer Adopts AMD Mantle

9:08 pm | Microsoft Unleashes DirectX 12: One API for PCs, Mobile Gadgets and Xbox One. Microsoft Promises Increased Performance, New Features with DirectX 12

3:33 pm | PowerVR Wizard: Imagination Reveals World’s First Ray-Tracing GPU IP for Mobile Devices. Imagination Technologies Brings Ray-Tracing, Hybrid Rendering Modes to Smartphones and Tablets

2:00 pm | Nokia Now Expects to Close Deal with Microsoft in Q2. Sale of Nokia’s Division to Close Next Month