ATI Technologies Inc.

ATI Technologies Inc.

February 28, 2005 08:44 ET

ATI Extends its Line of High-end Graphics Cards


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FEBRUARY 28, 2005 - 08:44 ET

ATI Extends its Line of High-end Graphics Cards

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RADEON® X800 XL and RADEON® X850 XT now available for AGP customers

ATI Technologies Inc. (TSX:ATY)(NASDAQ:ATYT) today enhanced its family
of graphics products for gamers and enthusiast PC users by announcing
and shipping AGP versions of its popular RADEON® X800 XL graphics
cards and RADEON® X850 XT graphics processors.

The RADEON X800, X800 XL and X850 Series visual processors originally
debuted in December for PCI Express based systems. PCI Express is
rapidly replacing AGP in new PC's as the primary interconnect technology
between the main processor and the graphics subsystem. These new AGP
variants will allow users who have not yet upgraded to PCI Express to
experience the same great performance and image quality.

"The RADEON X800 XL and RADEON X850 products are perfect for gamers
looking to upgrade their AGP systems to play the latest games," said
Rich Heye, Vice President and GM, Desktop Discrete Products, ATI
Technologies Inc. "ATI will continue to deliver leading-edge graphics
solutions like these for AGP as well as PCI Express to support the large
install base."

The RADEON X850 is a native AGP visual processor family featuring the
RADEON X850 XT and other models. The RADEON X800 XL uses ATI's PCI
Express to AGP Bridge chip, which allows PCI Express graphics processors
to be used in AGP-based computers. RADEON X800 XL and RADEON X850 AGP
products from ATI and ATI board partners are available through a variety
of retail and e-tail outlets as well as through OEMs and system builders.

For more information on these or other ATI products please visit
www.ati.com.

About ATI Technologies

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 graphics processor unit
(GPU) 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 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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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.

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Contact Information

  • FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:
    For media inquiries:
    ATI Technologies Inc., Patricia Mikula
    Public Relations Manager, Desktop and Handheld Products
    (905) 882-2600, Ext. 8809
    pmikula@ati.com
    or
    Other ATI Contacts:
    Porter Novelli Canada
    Derek Baker, Senior Consultant
    (416) 422-7158
    derek.baker@porternovelli.com
    or
    For investor relations support, please contact:
    ATI Technologies Inc.
    Janet Craig, Director, Investor Relations
    (905) 882-2600, Ext. 2631
    janet@ati.com
    http://www.ati.com