Newest addition to award-winning lineup combines fastest PC graphics available with industry's best home theater and TV features
MARKHAM, Ontario--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 26, 2003-- Everyone, especially home theater owners, can now enjoy the ultimate entertainment experience with ALL-IN-WONDER(R) 9800 PRO from ATI Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: ATYT) (TSX:ATY). Now shipping in North America for USD$449 (MSRP), ATI's newest multimedia video card joins the award-winning ALL-IN-WONDER(R) family to deliver the world's fastest graphics engine with the best in intelligent TV-on-the-PC and video editing features.
ATI continues to lead the way by being the first digital media
solutions graphics provider to support full Microsoft(R) DirectX(TM)
9.0 and OpenGL(TM) 2.0 feature sets. ATI is the first and still the
only visual processor unit (VPU) provider to offer eight dedicated
pipelines of rendering power with the RADEON(TM) 9800 series.
The ALL-IN-WONDER has received popular and critical success from
generation to generation of video cards. The new ALL-IN-WONDER 9800
PRO has already been recognized by Hot Hardware for Editor's Choice
award, ExtremeTech for the ExtremeTech Approved award, Maximum PC for
Kick Ass Product award and "Best of the Best: Do-everything
videocard", and PC GAMER for Best Video Card for Dream System - July
ALL-IN-WONDER 9800 PRO becomes ATI's flagship multimedia solution
for home theater applications. The new video card solution features
EAZYLOOK(TM), an eye-catching 10-foot user interface with on-screen
display for home theater settings, which is included in the product
with a new version of ATI's MULTIMEDIA CENTER software.
"ATI's ALL-IN-WONDER 9800 PRO delivers the fastest graphics
available with the richest video features that are generations ahead
of any other solution," said Godfrey Cheng, Director of Marketing,
Multimedia Products, ATI Technologies Inc. "ALL-IN-WONDER 9800 PRO
empowers users to effortlessly view, pause and record live TV
programs, plus capture and edit videos on the PC aided by powerful,
easy-to-use video editing software. Captured TV shows and home video
projects can be digitally archived faster than realtime DVD authoring
so favorite video moments can be enjoyed again and again."
The ALL-IN-WONDER 9800 PRO includes ATI's newest powerhouse
graphics chip - the acclaimed RADEON(TM) 9800 PRO - for outstanding
achievements at full precision for the best available image quality.
The fully Microsoft DirectX 9.0 VPU enables cinematic-quality graphics
and blistering performance. Since ATI is the only provider to deliver
fully functional Microsoft DirectX 9.0 graphics solutions, all games
currently on the market or in development have used ATI products as
critical components in their development platforms. ALL-IN-WONDER 9800
PRO users can be assured of 100 per cent Microsoft DirectX 9.0 support
for games of today and tomorrow.
ALL-IN-WONDER 9800 PRO also features ATI's THEATER(TM) 200 that
enables exceptional video and stereo audio quality viewing during live
TV and video input and capture.
In addition to ATI's MULTIMEDIA CENTER 8.5 software, ALL-IN-WONDER
9800 PRO also includes the following features:
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|--||Gemstar's GUIDEPlus+ provides an intelligent free integrated program guide (North America only) that allows users to view and search TV listings by category, actor/performer, or date. Users can schedule and record programs at the click of a mouse|
- all the benefits of a PVR without the monthly fees;
-- Pinnacle Studio 8 (ATI Version) is a full-featured product
with additional ATI-based bonuses, and delivers powerful
features for consumer video editing;
-- The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind is a full version of the
epic, open-ended single-player game offers amazing visuals and
uses the latest shader technology to achieve high visual
-- MatchWare Mediator 7 enables the ability to combine text,
pictures, videos and sounds to build stunning presentations in
a few minutes plus create web sites with streaming video and
-- REMOTE WONDER(TM) is a critically acclaimed radio frequency
wireless remote that extends computer multimedia control with
the flexibility of a hand held, 30-foot user interface.
Third-party application support and high quality software make
the REMOTE WONDER a recognized industry favorite;
-- Stereo TV-tuner offers 125 channels;
-- Analog video capture and editing with MPEG-2 format at up to
720x480 30 frames-per-second resolution;
-- DVD video playback with Dolby(R) AC-3 digital audio;
-- Component Video output via YPrPb adapter for connectivity with
HDTVs or similar displays;
-- Support for Microsoft DirectX 9.0 and OpenGL; and,
-- Backed by quality ATI customer support and a 3-year limited
warranty, the ALL-IN-WONDER 9800 PRO supports Windows(R) XP,
Windows(R) 2000, Windows(R) Me, and Windows(R) 98/98 SE
(Windows Me driver can be installed on Windows 98/98SE).
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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trademarks of ATI Technologies Inc. All other company and product
names are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of their respective
owners. Features, pricing, availability and specifications are subject
to change without notice.
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CONTACT: ATI Technologies Inc. (Consumer Products) John Swinimer, 905/882-2600, Ext. 8456 Email Contact or BenchMark Porter Novelli Pedro Cabezuelo, 416/422-7164 Email Contact or ATI Technologies Inc. Janet Craig, Director, 905/882-2600, Ext. 2631 Email Contact