Palo Alto, CA — Hewlett-Packard Company announced next-generation HP VISUALIZE P-Class Personal Workstations with superior price/performance value for designers, creative artists, engineers, scientists and others who require high performance at an affordable price.
The company also announced enhanced HP VISUALIZE X-Class Personal Workstations offering increased memory capacity, extreme graphics performance and industry-leading processing power. These systems are suited to the needs of professional engineers, designers and artists who perform simulations, virtual prototyping and other high-end visualization tasks requiring large memory capacity and bandwidth.
“HP workstations offer superior capabilities for technical customers and demonstrate a significant price/performance advantage,” said Mike Abrams, associate editor of Computer Aided Design Report.
The HP VISUALIZE P-Class Personal Workstation recently earned the highest performance ratings available from both Pro/E: The Magazine and Solid Solutions magazine. Single or dual Intel Pentium III 733MHz, 800MHz or 866MHz processors provide superior computing performance to the HP VISUALIZE P733, P800 and P866 Personal Workstations for Windows NT and Windows 2000 Professional. In addition, HP VISUALIZE P-Class Personal Workstations include the following features:
— HP VISUALIZE memory architecture provides up to a 20 percent performance gain over RDRAM-based systems. The P-Class uses affordable 133MHz SDRAM for the most cost-effective large-memory implementations;
— HP VISUALIZE fx5 and fx10 graphics accelerators (providing three and six PA-RISC geometry engines, respectively) deliver superior application performance for the largest, most complex visualization tasks; and
— ELSA Synergy II or ELSA Gloria II (with HP VISUALIZE technology) provide excellent 2-D and 3-D graphics performance at entry-level and midrange price points, respectively.
The enhanced HP VISUALIZE X-Class Personal Workstation offers exceptional mass storage expandability of up to 54GB internal disk space. These systems can be equipped with a single or dual Intel Pentium III 800MHz or 866MHz processor and feature HP VISUALIZE memory architecture. HP VISUALIZE fx5 and fx10 graphics accelerators enable professional graphics capabilities and ELSA Synergy II and Gloria II with HP VISUALIZE technology are suitable for entry-level and midrange graphics requirements.
“We are on target to offer our customers better graphics and system performance at better values,” said Jim Zafarana, worldwide marketing manager for HP’s Technical Computing Division. “The next-generation HP VISUALIZE P-Class and enhanced HP VISUALIZE X-Class Personal Workstations deliver on our promise to provide powerful systems to solve complex problems more effectively.”
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