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14th July 2006- Derby, UK

CAD2 to use Intel Conroe Processor Technology

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CAD2 Marketing
Telephone: +44 (0)1332 545802

Intel      

CAD2 today announced that they would be using the very latest Intel Dual Core Processors (code named Conroe) in their new range of ultra high performance workstations.

Announcing Intel® Core™2 Processor Family Brand Intel® states that their Unified Desktop and Mobile Processor Brand Name Helps Users Better Choose the Right Solution. Intel® Core™2 Duo processor is the new brand name for their next-generation energy-efficient performance desktop, mobile and workstation processors. Formerly known by their codename's Conroe and Merom, the Intel® Core™2 processors are based on the Intel® Core™ microarchitecture, Intel's new industry leading foundation for all mobile, desktop workstation, render node and server platforms.

By offering a single brand name for all their mainstream desktop and laptop dual-core processors, Intel's branding strategy makes it simple for consumers and businesses to choose a powerful and energy efficient processor – and makes it easier for developers to "write once, run everywhere."

Intel® Core™2 Processor Family
When launched later this year, the Intel® Core™2 Duo processor will provide enhanced performance and energy-efficiency in mobile applications while bringing for the first time the benefits of energy-efficient performance to mainstream desktop computing. With its own unique brand name, the Intel® Core™2 Extreme processor will be Intel's highest performing desktop processor ever! and the new first choice of gamers and multimedia professionals worldwide. As with the Intel® Pentium® processor brand, use of the number "2" signals the arrival of the next generation of technology to the Intel® Core™ processor line. In order to be consistent with our current Intel Core processor naming, we are continuing to use "Duo" to creatively and effectively indicate Intel® dual-core technology.

Brand New and Improved
The new Intel Core 2 Duo and Intel Core 2 Extreme brands will have new logos which are consistent with the new Intel brand and corporate identity introduced earlier this year, yet visually distinctive in both design and coloring, to help easily identify these powerful state of the art products as new and improved.

"Building on Intel's Core Duo mobile CPU's their Conroe series are set to beat all previous performance figures. Our current workstations are quick, but these Core 2 Duo series systems are going to be a whole new kind of fast - Call for further details" - CAD2

Please contact us on 0800 180 4801 for details.

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31st June 2006- Derby, UK

CAD2 Launch Nvidia Quadro FX 2500M Mobile Workstation

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CAD2 Marketing
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Nvidia Quadro

CAD2 today announced the use of Nvidia Quadro FX 2500M Mobile Workstation Graphics Card its powerful dual-core Intel Core Duo mobile laptop workstations.

The NVIDIA Quadro® FX Mobile professional solution is the ultimate notebook workstation graphics solution for digital content creators and engineers - from effects creators on a movie set, to engineers at the plant, to the geoscientist on a remote oil rig. NVIDIA Quadro® FX Mobile graphics processing units (GPUs) are the standard mobile workstation graphics solution for professional 3D applications.

"Building on Nvidia's track record of ultra high performance workstation graphics, we are pleased to announce the use of their top-end 512MB Quadro FX2500M Graphics Card in our IMAGINE Go Duo laptop workstations"
CAD2

Please visit our Laptop Workstation pages or contact us on 0800 180 4801 for details.

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31st May 2006- Derby, UK

CAD2 Launch AMD™ AM2 Technology

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CAD2 Marketing
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AMD Processors

CAD2 today announced the use of AMD's latest Technology "AM2" into their AMD based computer graphics workstations. Designed to unleash performance and make use of the higher memory bandwidths associated with advanced DDR2 memory; AM2 will transform the current AMD workstation market and bring high bandwidth ultra performance workstations to the users of CAD/CAM, DCC and Visualization applications.

"Building on AMD's proven track record of bringing the very latest technologies to market first, CAD2 continue to be at the leading edge of computer workstation technologies." - CAD2

Please visit our Workstation & Render pages or contact us on 0800 180 4801 for details.

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26st May 2006- Derby, UK

CAD2 Launch New Intel® Xeon® Workstations & Render Nodes!

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CAD2 Marketing
Telephone: +44 (0)1332 545802

Intel Xeon

CAD2 today announced the release of its latest high performance Intel® Xeon® workstations, servers and render nodes. Based on the very latest Intel® Dual-Core Xeon® processors and Intel® 5000X Chipset's these high performance graphics workstations, render nodes& servers offer industry leading performance for the worlds leading CAD/CAM/CAE, DCC & Visualization applications.

"Building on our proven track record of providing world class performance, quality, and scalability, Dual-Core Intel® Xeon® processors; coupled with advanced server, workstation & rendering technologies our high performance systems help businesses stay competitive by enabling them to be more efficient, dependable, and responsive" - CAD2

Available in a wide variety of speeds and specification CAD2's range of graphics workstations, render nodes and servers offer the best possible return of investment with the added benefit of reduced time to market.

All CAD2 Intel® Xeon® systems feature the following: -

  • Intel® Xeon® 5000 or 7000 series processors (5030, 5050, 5060, 5063, 5080, 7020, 7030, 7040 etc)
  • 2.67GHz, 2.8GHz, 3.0GHz, 3.2GHz or 3.73GHz Processor Clock Speeds (Per Core)
  • 667MHz, 800MHz, 1066MHz or 1333MHz Front Side Bus Speeds
  • 2MB & 4MB Level 2 Transfer Cache
  • Ultra Low Power Processors (95W or 130W Options)
  • Intel® 5000X, 5000V & 5000P Next Generation Chipset's
  • Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology
  • Enhanced Intel® SpeedStep® Technology
  • Intel® EM64TExecute Disable Bit
  • and much more......
" With the Intel® 5000X, 5000/V or 5000P chipset's, CAD2's Intel® dual-core processor based workstations, render nodes and servers incorporate next-generation technologies for enhanced performance and visualization critical to high-end, graphic-intensive DP computing. These new dual-core, dual-processor workstations deliver outstanding performance, dependability and value to digital content creation, mechanical computer-aided design (MCAD), electronic design automation, and other graphics workstation applications."

Please visit our Workstation, Render of Server pages or contact us on 0800 180 4801 for details.

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March 29th, 2006 - Derby, UK

ArtVPS Remove Pure PCI-X Render Card From Sale

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CAD2 Marketing
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ArtVPS

CAD2 announce today that ARTVPS have taken the decision to withdraw the PURE PCI-X card from its current product range. Effective from 29th March 2006, the withdrawal follows the recent announcement of ARTVPS’s partnership with mental images and the company’s commitment to making future products compatible with mental ray.

Brian Tyler, CEO of ARTVPS comments “Whilst the PURE card has proved to be a very effective workhorse, delivering local ray tracing power to the desktop, it will not be capable of supporting mental ray rendering in the future. We have therefore decided to end production.

ARTVPS is well aware of the benefits of both workstation and server-based ray tracing solutions and future RenderPipe and mental ray enabled products will address both these needs.” Existing PURE customers will continue to be supported and future versions of ARTVPS’s RenderPipe software, currently in development, will continue to support both PURE and RenderDrive products.

Please visit our Render System pages or contact us on 0800 180 4801 for details.

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March 20th, 2006 - Derby, UK

CAD2 integrate Industry's 1st Ultra High-End 1GB Graphics Card!

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CAD2 Marketing
Telephone: +44 (0)1332 545802

FireGL V7350

ATI FireGL V7350CAD2 today announced the release of the latest ATI Workstation Graphics Cards the FireGL V7300 & V7350 - Available with up to a massive 1GB of graphics memory.

Utilizing the very latest Avivo Technology the ATI FireGL V7300 & V7350 are the ultimate in workstation graphics accelerators specially designed for the most complicated of 3D models, the largest data sets and highest definition textures. The FireGL V7300 & V7350 both deliver ground breaking features and performance for the most demanding workstation users running OpenGL / DirectX applications.


Featuring full Shader Model 3.0 support and a scalable ultra-threaded architecture with true 128-bit floating point precision, 8 parallel geometry engines, 16 pixel shader processors, and ultra efficient 512-bit ring bus memory controllers, the ATI FireGL V7300 & V7350 provide the graphics horsepower for today's professional applications and tomorrow's technology innovations. It's no wonder that animators, engineers and medical professionals are relying on next generation ATI FireGL workstation accelerators with Avivo Technology for better performance, higher image quality and superior value.

As an official UK launch partner CAD2 are pleased to be associated with ATI and their range of high performance workstation graphics cards. The ATI FireGL V7300 & V7350 are available from CAD2, the UK's leading high performance workstation system integrator and have an RRP of £949 & £1,175.00 respectively. For further information about ATI and their entire FireGL product range (including the V7300 & V7350) speak to a CAD2 today on 0800 180 4801

Please visit our VISION Workstation pages or contact us on 0800 180 4801 for details.

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March 1st, 2006 - Derby, UK

CAD2 announce the release of its light weight mobile workstation range!

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CAD2 Marketing
Telephone: +44 (0)1332 545802

CAD2 Mobile WorkstationCAD2 today announced the release of its eagerly awaited mobile ISV certified workstation.

Powered by the fastest Intel Pentium M Processors (up to 2.26GHz), Nvidia Quadro FX Go 1400 256MB Graphics, the Latest DDR-2 Memory, Wireless LAN, Bluetooth and a 17" W-SXGA Widescreen LCD Display with X-Glass Technology.

Weighing in at just 3.8Kgs the CAD2 IMAGINE Go-M workstation has all the power of a desktop workstation with the added benefits of a laptop. Using a high performance PCI-Express architecture with industry leading graphics this ISV certified mobile laptop workstation is set to seriously wow the mobile workstation sector.

Marketed as a true Dell M70 beater this serious mobile workstation not only outclasses the M70 in performance but also beats it hands down on price. With high performance workstation specifications starting from just £1295.00 each the CAD2 IMAGINE Go-M will be very popular.

  CAD2
Product Features CAD2 IMAGINE
Go-M
Dell Precision M70 HP
nw8240

17" High Resolution WIDESCREEN Display

Yes  Yes!
X  No X  No

Superb "Deluxe" X-Glass LCD Technology

Yes  Yes!
X  No X  No

1.3 Mega Pixel Digital Camera (Fitted into display)

Yes  Yes!
X  No X  No

IEEE1394 FireWire400 Ports

Yes
X  No Yes

4x High Speed USB2.0 Ports

Yes  Yes!
Just 3x Just 3x

Full Width Laptop Keyboard (Ins Numeric Pad)

Yes  Yes!
X  No X  No

Serial ATA 150 Hard Disk Support

Yes  Yes!
X  No X  No
Virtual 8 Channel Digital Audio with Audio DJ Console
Yes  Yes!
X  No X  No
Optional Remote Control TV Tuner
Yes  Yes!
X  No X  No

Please visit our Laptop Workstation pages or contact us on 0800 180 4801 for details.

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February 24th, 2006 - Derby, UK

CAD2 announce that 3DLabs are refocusing their 3D Graphics Business!

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CAD2 Marketing
Telephone: +44 (0)1332 545802

3DLabs

CAD2 today announced that 3DLabs Inc (a subsidiary of Creative Technology Ltd), a worldwide leader in digital entertainment products is to refocus its 3D graphics business on the portable handheld device market and de-emphasize its professional workstation graphics business.

3Dlabs will transition from the shrinking professional workstation graphics market to focus on portable handheld devices which require intensive media processing for video, audio and increasingly powerful 3D graphics. This will result in a workforce reduction of approximately 100 3Dlabs employees.

As a result of the 3Dlabs refocus, Creative expects to take a one-time restructuring charge of approximately $9 million in the current fiscal quarter and a non-cash impairment charge of approximately $25 million for goodwill and intangible assets relating to 3Dlabs.

Visit www.3dlabs.com for more details.

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Feb 16th, 2006 - Derby, UK

CAD2 64-bit super notebook with 19-inch display; 2x 256MB Nvidia GeForce Go7800GTX Graphics Cards with AMD Turion 64 Processors!

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CAD2 Marketing
Telephone: +44 (0)1332 545802
E-mail: sales@cad2.com
Web:    www.cad2.com

  GeForce 7800GTX Go Graphics  Nvidia SLI Compatible   AMD Turion64  Turion 64

CAD2 today announced its decision to add an additional gaming notebook to its enviable system portfolio. This latest release features an ultra high-end specification that has never before been seen in the gaming market. Features include: -

  • The Worlds First 19" Widescreen Notebook (W-SXGA 1680 - 1050, 16:9 with X-Glass)Nvidia SLI Video Technology with 2x Nvidia GeForce Go7800GTX 256MB each!AMD Turion 64 High Performance MicroprocessorS-ATA Hard Disk Drives (7,200rpm+)
  • Wireless, Bluetooth, Digital Camera and much more.....

CAD2Powered by the nVidia nForce4 chipset and by the fastest 64-bit Mobile Turion64 processors this revolutionary high performance notebook is the first to offer Nvidia's Scaleable Link Interface (SLI) on a notebook platform. Built as a high-end gaming and professional user notebook that is fully upgradeable it is wonderfully suited for those doing 3D animation, 3D simulation, publishing and graphics work. The 290-nits brightness ensures that even in direct sunlight you can see the display clearly.

For further information please call 0800 180 4801 and speak to a CAD2 specialist.

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Jan 16th, 2006 - Derby, UK

CAD2 releases its AMD Athlon X2 & FX powered laptops with Nvidia GeForce 6800Ultra, 7800GTX & Quadro FX1400 Go Graphics Options!

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CAD2 Marketing
Telephone: +44 (0)1332 545802

AMD Athlon X2  AMD  Nvidia QuadroFX

CAD2 today released its laptop workstation range featuring the very latest AMD Athlon X2 & FX Ultra High end Dual Core Socket 939 Processors. Available with a range of Graphics including the Nvidia Quadro FX1400 Go, Nvidia GeForce 6800Ultra, Nvidia GeForce 7800GTX and ATI Radeon X800XT Platinum with prices to suit every budget. Suited to the high-end Gaming. Computer Aided Design (CAD / CAM / CAE) and Digital Content markets these new AMD powered workstations are set to redefine the ultra high-end laptop market!

Featuring the world's most advanced processor technology, the AMD Athlon™ 64 FX processor is the first Windows®-compatible 64-bit PC processor designed specifically for PC and Workstation enthusiasts. The AMD Athlon™ 64 FX enables enthusiasts to immerse themselves in their computer aided design and digital content world. They can play games at a level previously only reserved for the world of simulations or create and manipulate digital content like true professionals. The AMD Athlon™ 64 FX brings the next generation of digital media and games to life. For further information on how an AMD Athlon FX60 can help you increase your corporate design productivity, please call 0800 180 4801 and speak to a CAD2 . .

Check out our Workstations for further information

 or visit www.amd.co.uk for further details.

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Jan 5th, 2006 - Derby, UK

CAD2 Announce the integration of the AMD™ Athlon™ FX60 Processor throughout its entire CAD and Digital Content Workstation range!

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CAD2 Marketing
Telephone: +44 (0)1332 545802

AMD Athlon FX  AMD

CAD2 today announced the decision to integrate the very latest AMD Athlon FX60 Ultra High end Dual Core Socket 939 Processor into their bespoke Computer Aided Design (CAD / CAM / CAE) and Digital Content Workstations. Available in both Laptop and Desktop configurations with a vast range of ISV certified workstation class graphics cards, these new AMD powered workstations are set to redefine the ultra high-end workstation market!

Featuring the world's most advanced processor technology, the AMD Athlon™ 64 FX processor is the first Windows®-compatible 64-bit PC processor designed specifically for PC and Workstation enthusiasts. The AMD Athlon™ 64 FX enables enthusiasts to immerse themselves in their computer aided design and digital content world. They can play games at a level previously only reserved for the world of simulations or create and manipulate digital content like true professionals. The AMD Athlon™ 64 FX brings the next generation of digital media and games to life. For further information on how an AMD Athlon FX60 can help you increase your corporate design productivity, please call 0800 180 4801 and speak to a CAD2 . .

Check out our Workstations for further information

 or visit www.amd.co.uk for further details.

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