Creative Labs has announced that its Creative 3D Blaster 5 RX9000 Pro will arrive early next month. The graphics card incorporates ATI's new Radeon 9000 Pro graphics processing unit, which uses four parallel rendering pipelines and DDR memory. The card also uses Smartshader and Smoothvision technologies to produce realistic details and smoother 3D images. The RX9000 Pro supports DirectX 8.1 and OpenGL 1.3 for compatibility with the latest games software. It also uses algorithms designed to optimise DVD and VCD video playback on a PC. Three output options are available, allowing users to choose a PC monitor, TV or high-resolution LCD display. Uses can also run two different displays simultaneously. The card will carry an initial recommended retail price of $349.www.australia.creative.com.