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Written by Justin Pearse, Contributor

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Creative and NVIDIA got into bed together recently. The result of their consummation? The 3D Blaster RIVA TNT2 Ultra 32MB graphics card.

The card uses a massive 32MB of Synchronous Memory and a 300 MHz DAC. This gamer's dream is based on NVIDIA's new RIVA TNT2 Ultra processor and combines 128-bit architecture with TwiN-Texel dual 3D rendering. There's full 32-bit colour rendering, multiple textures up to 2048x2048, bump-mapping, full-screen anti-aliasing and stencil buffering.

Creative says the card supports software DVD decoders, has an S-Video connector to deliver NTSC and PAL signal to your TV (now that's handy), and a TV-out so you can use your wide screen TV as a monitor substitute.

It's available for £179 and Creative plans to chuck in a copy of Rage's Expendable.

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