Zoals eerder bekend werd gaat Abit ook in de markt voor videokaarten. Bij de opening van de Comdex beurs hebben ze de Siluro graphics card kudde aangekondigd, bestaande uit de GT2 Ultra , GT2V, GT2 (alle drie TNT2) en GF256 (GeForce 256). Hier wat soep uit de press release:
Taipei, Taiwan, R.O.C. November 5th, 1999—ABIT Computer Corporation announced today a new family of graphics cards and new motherboard models. Indicating a new direction for ABIT, the company announced they will introduce their Siluro™ family of graphics cards based on nVidia's TNT/2 and GeForce256® graphics chips. The first models will be the Siluro™ GT2 Ultra, Siluro™ GT2V, and Siluro™ GT2 based on nVIDIA's RIVA TNT2™ 3D graphics processor, and the Siluro™ GF256 based on nVIDIA's GeForce256® graphics processor. The ABIT Siluro™ GT2 is a high-performance 3D/2D graphics and DVD accelerator card, integrating up to 32 MB of ultra high speed memory and a 300 MHz DAC. ABIT will also offer its Siluro™ GT2 Ultra, a “maxed-out” version of the Siluro™ GT2 based on the RIVA TNT2 Ultra chip, “the highest-end version of the RIVA TNT2”, says nVIDIA.
ABIT is also announcing plans for production of the Siluro™ GF256 which will be based on nVIDIA's new Geforce256® graphics processor. “This definitely represents a new area for us to expand in and we are excited about bringing the ABIT name to a quality set of cards based on proven nVIDIA technology” said PR Manager Jeremy Smith. Although, he said the Siluro™ GF256 will not be ready until later in the first quarter of 2000.
The Siluro™ GT2 meets all the requirements of the mainstream PC graphics market and Microsoft's PC'98, PC'99, and DirectX 6.0 initiatives as well as Pentium™ III and K6-2/K6-3 3Dnow! optimizations. In addition to DirectX support, the Siluro™ GT2 provides a complete high-performance professional-grade OpenGL ICD.
ABIT also enhances the features set of the Siluro™ GT2 with their ABIT MaxGraph™ Software Utility as well as proactive hardware monitoring using special cooling to ensure card stability when there are high temperatures. With the Siluro™ GT2 using the MaxGraph™ Utility, users can fine tune the Siluro™ GT2 to maximize values for variation of resolutions, and color depths depending on the application, for greatest performance enhancement and flexibility.