MARKHAM, Ontario--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 2, 2003--Dramatic visual
effects, unmatched performance and vibrant cinematic realism are now
available to notebook users for the first time, as ATI Technologies
ATYT) today announced that the MOBILITY(TM)
RADEON(TM) 9600 mobile visual processor is now shipping in the
Overdose RADEON(TM) 2040 XL notebook PC by Gericom, one of Europe's
foremost notebook manufacturers.
The MOBILITY RADEON 9600 is the first mobile graphics processor to
ship with full hardware support for Microsoft DirectX(TM) 9.0. It runs
DirectX(TM) 9.0 graphics at full-speed, with full image quality and
color precision at all times - a requirement for true-to-life
cinematic special effects.
The first mobile graphics processor to be manufactured using the
leading-edge 0.13 micron manufacturing process, MOBILITY RADEON 9600
offers higher DirectX 9.0 performance than any competitive chip.
Gericom's Overdose RADEON 2040 XL is powered by ATI's MOBILITY
RADEON 9600 mobile visual processor with 64MB DDR RAM, an Intel(R)
Pentium(R) 4 Processor-M running at 2GHz, 512MB RAM, a 60GB hard
drive, a DVD-R/RW drive, and a 15" SXGA+ panel display.
"Gericom has created a notebook that offers incredible cinematic
imagery, performance and features superior to many high-end desktop
PCs," said Phil Eisler, Vice President and General Manager, Mobile and
Integrated Business Unit, ATI Technologies Inc. "MOBILITY RADEON 9600
once again demonstrates ATI's ability to bring powerful new
technologies to market ahead of the competition."
MOBILITY RADEON 9600 uses an extraordinarily efficient 3D core
delivering 12 pixel shader operations per clock cycle, and is a
multimedia powerhouse with comprehensive hardware acceleration for
encode, decode and de-blocking of MPEG-2 and streaming video formats.
The MOBILITY RADEON 9600 also extends ATI's leadership in notebook
graphics power management, giving users both the longest battery life
and highest performance.
With the availability of MOBILITY RADEON 9600, ATI has extended
its leadership by bringing the highest performance, cinematic realism
and DirectX 9.0 graphics to all segments of the PC market - high-end
and mainstream desktop and notebook PCs.
About the Company
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 processing 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 2001 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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