MARKHAM, Ontario--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 12, 2003--ATI Technologies
ATYT)(TSX:ATY), is now shipping its RADEON(TM) 9800 PRO
visual processing unit (VPU) with 256MB of fast DDR-2 (double data
rate-2) memory. The RADEON(TM) 9800 PRO 256MB -available in limited
quantities to OEM, retail and online customers - is the most advanced
3D performer available, delivering to hardcore gamers the immersive
and cinematic experience they crave.
The RADEON(TM) 9800 PRO 256MB delivers full quality at full speed
all the time. Built on the highly successful RADEON 9800 PRO
architecture, the chip features eight full precision pipelines that
provide the brute force and agility needed to render real-time,
Hollywood-caliber graphics. The additional memory provided in this new
board significantly increases performance at the highest resolution
and quality settings. The RADEON(TM) 9800 PRO 256MB sets a new
standard in 3D entertainment, allowing users to experience cinematic
rendering on their PCs.
"ATI continues to blaze the trail in the graphics industry," says
Rick Bergman, Senior Vice President, Marketing and General Manager,
Desktop, ATI Technologies Inc. "We were the first to support full
Direct(R) X 9.0 and OpenGL(TM) 2.0, the first and still the only VPU
provider to offer eight dedicated pipelines of rendering power and,
with the RADEON(TM) 9800 series, we became the first to bring
second-generation VPUs to consumers. ATI keeps offering consumers
greater power and features."
The RADEON 9800 PRO's 256-bit memory interface provides the
bandwidth for real-time 3D graphics and ensures that high-resolution
textures and characters are rendered precisely. Exquisite image
quality is not at the expense of performance.
The RADEON 9800 PRO 256MB graphics powerhouse is available for
$499 USD. For more information on ATI's partners or products, please
ATI Technologies Inc. is a 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 (VPU) provider and is dedicated to deliver
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 markets. With 2002 revenues in
excess of US $1 billion, ATI has more than 1,900 employees in the
Americas, Europe and Asia. ATI common shares trade on NASDAQ (ATYT)
and the Toronto Stock Exchange (ATY).
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