ATI Raises Performance Bar Once Again with
New Additions to Radeon® X Series
New Radeon® X850 and Radeon® X800
products broaden top-end offerings for gamers
December 1, 2004
MARKHAM, ON – ATI Technologies Inc.
(TSX: ATY, NASDAQ:ATYT), the global leader in PC graphics, today
broadened its offerings for PC gamers and extended its performance
lead with the introduction of a family of powerful new graphics
processors. The new additions to the Radeon® X800-series
satisfy gamers who want high-quality and high-performance graphics
at a wide range of price points.
For the gamer who is looking for the ultimate in performance,
the new Radeon® X850 XT Platinum Edition, Radeon® X850
XT and Radeon® X850 PRO products are a dream come true. The
incredible processing capabilities of the 16 pixel pipe and 6
vertex engine architecture mean that gamers can power through
amazingly realistic environments with more speed and power than
ever before. The new Radeon® X800 XL and Radeon® X800
products take the same, award-winning Radeon X800-series features
and capabilities and drive them to new, low price points. The
broad range of products ensures that gamers of all types – from
casual hobbyist to professional – will find a Radeon X800-series
product that meets their needs.
“Whether playing one of today’s blockbuster titles
like Half-Life 2, or any of the hundreds of other games currently
available, gaming on a system powered by ATI’s Radeon X800-series
cards delivers the ultimate high definition gaming experience,” said
Rick Bergman, Senior Vice President and General Manager, PC Business
Unit, ATI Technologies. “The new Radeon X800-series cards
reach new heights in performance and new lows in price – an
- The new Radeon X800-series products will be available in 16
and 12 pixel pipe configurations with a 256-bit memory interface
and deliver a fantastic gaming experience through such cutting-edge
technologies and capabilities as:
- 3Dc™ technology for increased performance and improved
- GDDR3 memory for lightning fast memory speeds;
VideoShader™ HD with programmable video performance;
- Flexible multi-display options, including dual-DVI for customers
using multiple flat panel displays; and
- VIVO (video-in, video-out) options for customers wanting to take
advantage of the amazing multimedia and video-capture capabilities
of the GPUs.
- The Radeon X800 XT Platinum Edition will begin shipping immediately
and the full family of Radeon X800-series products will be available
by the end of the year from ATI and its customers including:
- Abit Computer Corp.
- Asustek Computer Inc.
- Connect Components Ltd.
- Diamond Multimedia
- Giga-Byte Technologies Co. Ltd.
- Hightech Information Systems Ltd.
- Info-Tek Corp.
- Micro-Star International Co. Ltd.
- Palit Systems Inc.
- Sapphire Technologies Ltd.
- Tul Corp.
Also, leading OEMs and system builders from around the world
will soon announce systems which include the new visual processors.
For more information about these or ATI’s other visual
processing products please visit www.ati.com.
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and specifications are subject to change without notice.
About ATI Technologies
ATI Technologies Inc. is the world leader in the design and
manufacture of innovative 3D graphics and digital media silicon
solutions. An industry pioneer since 1985, ATI is the world's foremost
visual processor unit (GPU) provider and is dedicated to delivering
leading-edge performance solutions for the full range of PC and
Mac desktop and notebook platforms, workstation, set-top and digital
television, game console and handheld device markets. With 2004
revenues of US $2 billion, ATI has more than 2,700 employees in
the Americas, Europe and Asia. ATI common shares trade on NASDAQ
(ATYT) and the Toronto Stock Exchange (ATY).
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