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ATI Technologies Inc.

November 09, 2005 11:28 ET

ATI Ships the Fastest Graphics Processor on the Planet'1'

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Record breaking Radeon® X1800 XT now available

ATI Technologies Inc. (TSX:ATY)(NASDAQ:ATYT) is pleased to announce that the highly anticipated Radeon® X1800 XT, the fastest graphics processor on the planet, is now available for gamers and enthusiasts seeking an unprecedented level of 3D performance and image quality.

The new Radeon X1800 XT, which began shipping on November 3, ahead of schedule, features a radically new ultra-threaded 3D architecture and ATI's revolutionary Avivo™ video and display technology platform, designed to unleash visual and performance possibilities that gamers until now could only dream about getting from a PC graphics processor.

"ATI is thrilled to announce worldwide availability of the Radeon X1800 XT," said Rich Heye, Vice President and GM, Desktop Discrete Products, ATI Technologies Inc. "We've shipped thousands into retailers and e-tailers worldwide, and gaming enthusiasts are enjoying the very best in visual quality, stability and next-generation performance."

The revolutionary Radeon X1800 XT architecture gives competitive gamers and enthusiasts blistering performance in the most demanding, shader-intensive environments, an efficient new memory design and Avivo technologies for visual perfection and advanced video playback.

"The demand for the Radeon X1800 XT has been fantastic!" said Howard Tong, VP of Marketing, Newegg.com "We have received several shipments from ATI and we are selling out as soon as we place them online."

Radeon® X1800 and Radeon® X1300 cards are currently available from retailers and e-tailers including CDW, CompUSA, Fry's, Monarch Computers, NewEgg, Tiger Direct and Radeon® X1600 is expected to ship later in the fall.

For more information on these or other ATI products, 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 graphics processing unit (GPU) 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 fiscal 2005 revenues of approximately US $2.22 billion, ATI has more than 3,400 employees in the Americas, Europe and Asia. ATI common shares trade on NASDAQ (ATYT) and the Toronto Stock Exchange (ATY).

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'1' The Radeon X1800 XT is the fastest graphics processor (GPU) on the planet as demonstrated by its performance running benchmarks such as 3DMark05 (9013 3DMarks at shipping clock speeds) as well as its engine clock speed (625MHz), the highest engine clock speed on any available GPU.

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Contact Information

  • For media inquiries:
    Patricia Mikula, Public Relations Manager,
    Desktop and Handheld Products
    (905) 882-2600, Ext. 8809
    pmikula@ati.com
    or
    Other ATI Contacts:
    Derek Baker, Account Supervisor,
    Porter Novelli Canada
    (416) 422-7158
    derek.baker@porternovelli.com
    or
    For investor relations support, please contact:
    Zev Korman, Investor Relations,
    ATI Technologies Inc.
    (905) 882-2600, Ext. 3670
    zev@ati.com