ATI and Avid have announced a 3D hardware and software package comprised of Softimage|XSI and the FireGL T2-128 AGP 8X workstation graphics card.

The bundle has a price of $599 (around £320) for customers in the US and is available from the ATI and Softimage Web sites. No information has been posted about availability outside North America.

Softimage|XSI Foundation includes polygon modelling tools, subdivision surfaces, and a nonlinear animation and interactive rendering toolset.

The FireGL T2-128 is an entry-level workstation graphics accelerator with 128MB of graphics memory and dual display support through DVI-I and VGA connectors.