ATI Technologies Inc.

ATI Technologies Inc.

January 05, 2005 06:00 ET

ATI's RADEON'TM' X800 XT Single Slot Graphics Solution for the Mac Powers Apple 30-inch Display


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JANUARY 5, 2005 - 06:00 ET

ATI's RADEON'TM' X800 XT Single Slot Graphics Solution
for the Mac Powers Apple 30-inch Display

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Redefines Gaming Performance and Content Creation Sophistication for the
Mac

As a lead-off to next week's MacWorld San Francisco 2005, ATI
Technologies Inc. (TSX:ATY)(NASDAQ:ATYT) today introduced the RADEON™
X800 XT Mac Edition. Leveraging superior shader technology, Mac users
can now experience high-definition gaming at incredible frame rates.
Teamed with impressive rendering capabilities, the RADEON X800 XT is
primed and ready to drive leading professional content creation
applications. The RADEON X800 XT single slot solution doubles the
performance of the previous generation, giving Power Mac G5 users an
unbeatable graphics solution which supports high resolution monitors
such as the Apple 30-inch Cinema HD Display.

The RADEON X800 XT offers a host of new features to satisfy the needs of
users. Equipped with dual digital display connections, (one Dual Link
DVI and one ADC port), the RADEON X800 XT supports the Apple 30-inch
Cinema HD Display as well as legacy Apple Digital Displays. Each port
can also be used to connect standard VGA displays. Featuring 16 pixel
pipelines, six vertex pipelines and 256MB of GDDR3 memory, this high-end
graphics card is an unbeatable option for G5 users.

"The RADEON X800 XT brings a new level of gaming performance to the
Mac," said Glenda Adams, Director of Development, Aspyr Media. "The
ability to support ultra high resolutions with amazing frame rates in
our current and next generation games puts this card on the must-have
list for Mac gamers."

"The real-time subdivision surface engine that is at the core of
modo™ derives significant benefit from the increased acceleration of
the RADEON X800 XT," said Brad Peebler, President, Luxology. "modo users
building complex models will gain an extra level of creative freedom
from the powerful combination of modo and the X800 XT."

"With the RADEON X800 XT, ATI has significantly impacted the user
experience for two critical segments of the Mac market, gaming and
content creation," said Rick Bergman, Senior Vice President, PC Business
Unit, ATI. "Mac users can perform the full gamut of tasks without any
diminishing returns in performance."

The RADEON X800 XT will be available on our website at www.ati.com and
through standard Mac retail channels at an MSRP of $499. At MacWorld San
Francisco, January 11-14, the RADEON X800 XT will be showcased at ATI's
booth (Booth #2217).

For more information, please visit www.ati.com.

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 (VPU) 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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