New multimedia cards are Absolutely Outrageous

Developer bases new offerings on Aureal and nVidia technology

Absolute multimedia has launched its 'Outrageous' line of sound and graphics cards in the UK. The company's offering includes the 3D Sound, 3D Graphics and 3D Graphics Ultra. 3D sound is based on the Aureal 8830 chip. It offers surround sound and supports A3D, Digital Dolby Surround and AC3. The package includes Music Match Jukebox and Real Jukebox, DVD player software from Intervideo and is bundled with Half Life, HereticII, Descent3 and Thief. RRP is £59. The graphics cards are based on the nVidia TNT-2 and Ultra chips for the standard and Ultra versions, in that order. The standard card offers a 128-bit graphics engine and 32Mb of fast SDRAM, is compatible with TV output and is bundled with 'Software Choice'. The Ultra version is faster and will be available in 32Mb or 64Mb versions, supporting 5ns SDRAM memory. RRP is £129 for the standard graphics card or £159 for the shiny version. ®

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