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New boards use latest generation GeForce4 technology from
NVIDIA, setting new standards in 3D performance and multimedia flexibility




THEALE, February 6 2002-Computer graphics, Internet access,
and networking vendor ELSA has extended its line of award winning consumer
graphics boards with the addition of four new models based on NVIDIA's new
GeForce4(tm) Graphics Processing Unit (GPU). The new range of ELSA GLADIAC
boards will cater, not only for entry-level, high-end and extreme gamers,
but also for multimedia fans with Video-In/Video-Out functionality.




"ELSA has a solid reputation among gamers and the mainstream
for providing quality performance graphics boards," said Fiona Faulkner,
Managing Director for ELSA UK. "The introduction of the new ELSA GLADIAC
range will make that reputation even stronger, offering improved speed,
image quality and new multimedia capabilities to suit every budget. "




ELSA GLADIAC 925VIVO (Video-In/Video-Out)



The new top of the range ELSA GLADIAC 925VIVO is based on
NVIDIA's new GeForce4(tm) Ti 4600 GPU and runs at a core clock speed of
300MHz. Equipped with 128-MB DDR RAM, and a 650MHz effective memory clock,
the ELSA GLADIAC 925VIVO is aimed at extreme gamers and multimedia fans
looking for state-of-the-art 3D performance.





In addition to offering faster performance, the ELSA GLADIAC
925VIVO gives a new depth of quality to special effects with the new
GeForce4, nFiniteFX(tm) II engine. This fully programmable effects
processor is now extended with new dual programmable vertex shaders and
advanced programmable pixel shaders to create ultra-realistic effects in
real time.




The new Lightspeed Memory Architecture(tm) II delivers
almost twice the memory bandwidth of GeForce3, whilst Accuview
Antialiasing(tm) eliminates jagged and flickering edges, providing
unparalleled image quality even at high frame rates. The ELSA GLADIAC
925VIVO has a DVI-I interface for digital flat-panel displays and includes
the new multi-monitor management tool, nView(tm).




With full multimedia capabilities, the board's
Video-In/Video-out (VIVO) feature enables desktop video recording and
editing which is ideal for creating home movies with special sound and
visual effects. The ELSA GLADIAC 925VIVO also allows 3D games and DVD movies
to be viewed on a TV-screen and the ability to support dual monitors,
particularly useful for multimedia projects that need extra screen space.





ELSA GLADIAC 725TV-OUT



The ELSA GLADIAC 725TV-OUT is aimed at high-end 3D gamers
looking for excellent graphics performance and reliability. Based on
NVIDIA's GeForce4(tm) Ti 4400 GPU, it also offers 128-MB DDR RAM, has a core
clock speed of 275MHZ with 550MHz effective memory. Equipped with the
nFiniteFX(tm) II engine for realistic 3D graphics, the ELSA GLADIAC
725TV-OUT also includes the new Lightspeed Memory Architecture(tm) II and
Accuview Antialiasing(tm) for optimized 3D performance and image quality.



In addition to the nView(tm) feature and DVI-I interface for
dual-screen working, this board is equipped with a TV-Out facility that
allows 3D games and DVD movies to be viewed on a normal TV-screen. Business
users also have the option to display corporate presentations on a large
screen.





ELSA GLADIAC 517VIVO (Video-In/Video-Out)




The ELSA GLADIAC 517VIVO is an all-round package for
ambitious gaming plus multimedia creativity and entertainment. Based on the
NVIDIA GeForce4(tm) MX 460 GPU, the GLADIAC 517VIVO offers 64MB of DDR RAM,
a 550MHz effective memory clock and a core clock speed of 300MHZ. The ELSA
GLADIAC 517VIVO enables desktop video recording and editing and features the
new Lightspeed Memory Architecture II and Accuview Antialiasing, in addition
to nView (tm) and a DVI-I interface for dual screen work.





ELSA GLADIAC 517TV-OUT





The ELSA GLADIAC 517TV-OUT provides PC gamers with an
entry-level step-up to performance gaming. Based on the new NVIDIA
GeForce4(tm) MX 440 GPU, the board is equipped with 64-MB DDR RAM, an
effective memory clock rate of 400MHz and a core clock speed of 270MHz. The
ELSA GLADIAC 517TV-OUT offers gaming and DVD-movies on TV and provides
superb image quality with the new nFinite(tm) FX II engine, Lightspeed
Memory Architecture II and Accuview Antialiasing(tm).





All four of the new boards in the ELSA GLADIAC range support
the 3D shutter glasses ELSA 3D REVELATOR.





Background



ELSA is one of the leading providers of Internet access and
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 600
employees. In addition to its headquarters in Aachen, Germany, it also
maintains subsidiaries in San José (USA), Taipei (Taiwan) and Tokyo (Japan)
as well as in London (UK), Paris (France), Milan (Italy), Madrid (Spain),
Stockholm (Sweden) and Eke (Belgium). Since June 1998, ELSA AG shares are
traded on the "Neuer Markt" trading segment (WKN 507 360) of the Frankfurt
stock exchange in Germany.





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
Web site: http://www.elsa.co.uk



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