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ELSA Announces Top End Graphics Board with NVIDIA GeForce3

THEALE, 27 February 2001- Computer graphics equipment
ELSA claims its new flagship ELSA GLADIAC 920 board, based on the NVDIA
GeForce3 chip set, will leave gamers gasping at its ultra realistic

In addition to faster performance, new levels of detail
achieved with the new nfinite FX(tm) engine in GeForce3 which allows
pixel-level custom programming of 3D particle light effects such as smoke,
fog and explosions. Using texture bump mapping the GLADIAC 920 creates
realistic material textures and convincing moving water effects.

The new Lightspeed Memory Architecture(tm) and 64 MB DDR
SDRAM with 3.8 ns access time and a 460-MHz effective memory clock provide
outstanding 3D performance with 3.2 gigatexels per second. Full-scene
antialiasing (FSAA) gets rid of all pixel edges without affecting the
of the board. Customers can see the effects out of the box, thanks to the
inclusion of a special GeForce3-optimised version of the Giants computer

The board comes with a video out facility that allows you
play games using a normal TV screen or watch DVD movies using special
ELSAmovie DVD player software included in the package.

ELSA's product manager for graphics Adam Foat comments,
"This board is as much about realism as it is about raw performance. The
water effects are spectacular. The tide going out leaves a trace which you
could swear was video."

ELSA will begin shipping the GLADIAC 920 immediately
the reseller channel with an RRP of £459.99 inc VAT.


ELSA is one of the leading providers of Internet access
computer graphics solutions for the PC.Its product range includes modems,
ISDN adapters, ISDN and DSL routers, videoconferencing systems, graphics
boards and monitors. ELSA was founded in 1980 and today has around 700
employees.In addition to its headquarters in Aachen, Germany, it also
maintains subsidiaries in San José (USA), Taipei (Taiwan) and Tokyo
as well as in London (UK), Paris (France), Milan (Italy), Madrid (Spain)
Stockholm (Sweden).Since June 1998, ELSA AG shares are traded on the
Markt" trading segment (WKN 507 360) of the Frankfurt stock exchange in

NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), based in Santa Clara,
is the global leader in advanced graphics and multimedia processing
technology for the consumer and professional computing markets. It's 2D,
video and multimedia capabilities make NVIDIA one of the premier
semiconductor companies in the world. NVIDIA offers a wide range of
and services, delivering superior performance and crisp visual quality for
PC-based applications such as manufacturing, science, e-business,
entertainment, and education.

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ELSA G.B. Ltd,

1210 Parkview, Arlington Business Park,

Theale, Berkshire RG7 4TY

Tel: 0118 965 7755 Fax: 0118 965 7756

Freephone sales no.: 08000 56 34 45

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Press contact: Frank Smith, Kim Williams, The Edge Partnership,

Phone: 01625 511966, Fax: 01625 511967


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