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Imagination’s Caustic Professional Series2 ray tracing R2500 and R2100 PC boards [press releases and media coverage]

The Caustic Series2 OpenRL PC boards are designed to accelerate the Caustic Visualizer viewport plug-ins for Autodesk Maya and 3ds Max and will be available for purchase from January 2013.

Storified by Imagination PR Team· Fri, Dec 21 2012 01:10:35

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The Caustic R2500 OpenRL PC board, including a copy of Caustic Visualizer, is priced at US$1495 and targets the latest high-end workstations. Meanwhile, the Caustic R2100 board, bundled with a copy of Caustic Visualizer, is a mere US$795 and can breathe some much-needed life back into existing mid-range and higher workstations.
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Before deciding to pursue his dream of working in technology marketing, Alexandru held various engineering roles at leading semiconductor companies in Europe. His background also includes research in computer graphics and VR at the School of Advanced Studies Sant'Anna in Pisa. You can follow him on Twitter @alexvoica.

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