3Dlabs announces Wildcat Realizm 500 PCI Express professional graphics card

Posted on Tuesday, Aug 02 2005 @ 13:41 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
3Dlabs announced the Wildcat Realizm 500 professional graphics accelerator. The new Wildcat Realizm 500 offers high-end graphics performance to Computer-aided Design (CAD) and Digital Content and Creation (DCC) professionals for an MSRP of only US$899.99.

The Wildcat Realizm 500 provides twice the onboard memory (256 MB) of any competing mid-range graphics accelerator. Also touting superior graphics performance, the Wildcat Realizm 500 beats competing mid-range products on five SPEC Viewperf 8.1.0 viewsets, including the 3ds max-03 viewset, with a score of over 48 frames per second, which is 29 percent higher than the closest competing PCI Express-based product.

“In Q1 of CY05 the workstation graphics industry's largest 3D segment was the mid-range category,” said Dr. Jon Peddie, president of Jon Peddie Research. “With the introduction of the Wildcat Realizm 500, which offers the best performance in the mid-range segment at an amazing price, 3Dlabs strikes a very strong competitive position in the category with genuine growth potential.”

“The Wildcat Realizm 500 provides a compelling new choice from our line of PCI Express-based professional graphics accelerators, providing a great value proposition for CAD, DCC and visual simulation professionals who need industry-leading graphics for both high-end and mid-range projects,” said Hock Leow, president of 3Dlabs.

Five Viewperf 8.1.0 Viewset Scores
ATI
Nvidia
3Dlabs Wildcat Realizm 500
MSRP
$699
$799
$899
$999
$899
Memory
128 MB
128 MB
128 MB
128 MB
256 MB
FireGL V5000
FireGL V5100
Quadro FX 1300
Quadro FX 1400
Scores
Performance Gains**
3dsmax-03
35.06
37.21
26.31
35.74
48.31
29.8%
Ensight-01
17.26
19.05
7.57
19.14
25.70
34.3%
Light-07
23.44
23.94
26.63
27.55
28.86
4.8%
Maya-01
49.42
49.64
54.53
55.07
60.28
9.5%
SW-01
26.40
27.25
13.92
27.01
32.17
18.1%

*Chart uses SPECViewperf 8.1.0 scores generated by in-house testing with the Wildcat Realizm 500 and competitors’ cards. All tests were conducted in the same 3.8 GHz Pentium 4-based system with 1 GB of system memory using the latest drivers (as of 6.15.05) from each company to achieve the most accurate comparisons possible. For more information and Viewperf scores, please see www.spec.org web site. **Performance gains are based on overall performance increase over the nearest PCI Express competitor’s score.

The Wildcat Realizm 500 will be available by the end of August.


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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.



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