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Workstations get graphic

Windows NT workstations are riding graphics advances ever deeper into multimedia and content territory.

Once confined to business markets, Windows NT workstations are riding graphics advances ever deeper into multimedia and content territory. Intel is seeking to capitalize on this trend, but it faces antitrust scrutiny over such expansion.

Intel digs deeper into graphics
Intel buys a piece of Evans & Sutherland for $24 million, another step in its move into high-end workstations and its fourth graphic chip investment.

Sony reenters market
Until recently, the broadcasting powerhouse left the graphics market for others. Meanwhile, partner Intergraph debuts a low-cost graphics subsystem.

IBM trims prices
Big Blue also introduces a new software bundle, as it continues expanding its efforts in the NT market.

Compaq flexes its muscles
Compaq will unveil the midrange PowerStorm 3D graphics subsystem this quarter, to be followed by a more powerful solution later in the year.

Intel weighs in
The chipmaking giant announces new 3D graphics and standard workstation designs.

SGI slashes Unix prices
SGI will discount Octane models by as much as $15,000 to harmonize its Unix-based systems with planned Windows NT products.