While desktop computers are getting better at displaying three-dimensional graphics, creating the images is largely a job for powerful workstations such as those from Silicon Graphics Inc. Now, however, Apple Computer Inc. is hoping to make the Macintosh a major player in this market by introducing the QuickDraw 3D accelerator card. The $399 card works in new Power Mac 7500, 8500, and 9500 units as well as clones from Power Computing, Radius, and DayStar.

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