Compaq UK and VideoLogic Launch Apocalypse 3D Upgrade Offer for New MMX Based Presario PCs (UK)

Compaq Computer Limited and desktop multimedia company, VideoLogic, have today announced a special 3D games upgrade offer for the Presario PC range in the UK. Customers of all new Presario PC models, including lines with Pentium processors using MMX technology, will be offered an upgrade to the award winning Apocalypse 3D accelerator card for £155.00 (inc. VAT and delivery) from VideoLogic - a special Presario discount of 30%.

The PowerVR based, Apocalypse 3D games pack includes a high end 3D accelerator card, special 3D games demos and two special 3D games - Ultim@te Race and Mech Warrior 2. Arcade 3D upgrade vouchers will be found in the Presario 4180, 4760 and 8770 models. The upgrade is obtained directly from VideoLogic.

"The Apocalypse 3D accelerator card is set to revolutionise PC gaming forever and we are really pleased to be able to offer the gamers among our new Presario PC customers a taste of the ultimate in 3D gaming," said Lisa Clark, senior product marketing manager for consumer products at Compaq UK.

Based on the revolutionary PowerVR 3D technology from NEC and VideoLogic, Apocalypse 3D brings true arcade-level 3D gaming to the PC platform for the first time. The Apocalypse 3D card is a single slot half length PCI card for Pentium based Windows 95 PCs and is supplied with 4MB of high performance SDRAM texture memory on board. The Apocalypse 3D pack includes an NEC PCX1-based accelerator card, PowerSGL drivers, Microsoft DirectX drivers and two special PowerVR games - ULTIM@TE RACE from Kalisto Entertainment and MechWarrior2 from Activision.About Compaq

Compaq Computer Corporation, founded in 1982, became the worldwide leader in personal computers by 1994 and the fifth largest computer company in the world by 1995. Offering solutions based on its servers, network software tools, networking products, workstations, desktops, monitors, portables and modems, Compaq enables business and home users to access people and information anytime, anywhere. Compaq has a unique philosophy of partnership with other market leaders to provide industry-leading solutions. By integrating other products with its own products and services, Compaq helps businesses of all sizes lower the cost of ownership of their computing solutions. Market-leading innovations in design, ease of use, multimedia and network technologies enable Compaq to deliver the ultimate computing experience to the digital networked home.

Compaq solutions are sold and supported in 85 countries in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) through a network of 15,000 outlets. In 1996 Compaq Computer Corporation reported worldwide revenues of $18.1 billion. Compaq Computer Ltd (UK), established by Joe McNally in 1984, announced a record $1.325 billion sales in 1996, having become the first Compaq subsidiary outside the American market to reach the $1 billion milestone in 1995. Further information on Compaq can be found at the Compaq web site -