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ATI introduces RADEON 9000, RADEON 9000 Pro
Date: Thursday July 18, 2002
Category: Video Cards
Manufacturer Link: ATI
ATI introduces RADEON(tm) 9000 and RADEON(tm) 9000 PRO, setting a new standard for mainstream graphics
 

ATI introduces RADEON(tm) 9000 and RADEON(tm) 9000 PRO, setting a new
standard for mainstream graphics

Full Microsoft(r) DirectX(r) 8.1 support and quad-pipe architecture
elevate
users' visual experience

MARKHAM, Ontario, July 18, 2002 - ATI Technologies Inc. (TSX: ATY, NASDAQ:
ATYT), executing on its strategy of enabling the broader market with
leading-edge technologies, today introduced the RADEON(tm) 9000 and
RADEON(tm) 9000 PRO, two new visual processors architected specially for
mainstream users. They offer the most complete set of features and the
highest performance in the mainstream market.

"ATI is pushing the industry and teaching customers that they don't have
to
settle for technology that is two generations old if they want an
affordable solution," said Dr. Jon Peddie, President of Jon Peddie
Research, the leading analyst firm in graphics and multimedia. "ATI is
offering high-end features and performance at a mainstream price and
surprising its competitors and the market with its price points."

The impressive list of features found in the RADEON 9000 and RADEON 9000
PRO include:

* Quad-pipe architecture: Four parallel rendering pipelines to power the
most challenging applications with amazing speed;
* Programmable pixel and vertex shaders: SMARTSHADER(tm) technology takes
advantage of the advanced new features in Microsoft(r) DirectX(r) 8.1 and
means even the newest and most advanced 3D games will be fully supported;
* Flexible multiple display architecture supported by HYDRAVISION(tm)
ATI's
desktop management software enabling productive and effective use of
multiple displays; and
* Industry-leading video playback: New FULLSTREAM(tm) technology leverages
pixel shaders to accelerate video and improve the quality and scalability
of streaming video.

"To successfully drive the visual experience revolution, we need to
leverage our technology innovations in lower priced, mainstream products
as
quickly as possible," said Rick Bergman, Senior Vice President, Marketing
and General Manager, Desktop, ATI Technologies Inc. "The RADEON 9000
products feature technology innovations first introduced in the
highest-end
segment of the market less than 12 months ago, combined with the best
performance of any mainstream graphics product. It is the only choice for
mainstream gamers this year."

ATI is immediately shipping a RADEON 9000 PRO graphics card, featuring
64MB
of DDR memory and flexible dual-display support including DVI-I, VGA and
TV-out with a suggested retail price of $149. ATI's board partners will
ship products based on the RADEON 9000 and RADEON 9000 PRO chips
immediately at very affordable prices.

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 delivers leading-edge performance solutions for
the
full range of PC and Mac desktop and notebook platforms, workstation,
set-top box, 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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Copyright 2002 ATI Technologies Inc. All rights reserved. ATI and ATI
product and product feature names are trademarks and/or registered
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.
For media or industry analyst support, visit our Web site at
http://www.ati.com.

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