ATI Rolls Out Fastest Graphics Processor on Planet with Radeon X1800

11/4/2005 - ATI Technologies Inc. (TSX: ATY, NASDAQ: ATYT) launched a new family of graphics processors (GPUs) that outperform competing products and deliver better image quality in every price category. The top-to-bottom family, built using the cutting-edge 90 nanometer semiconductor fabrication technology, delivers the best performance and image quality ever seen.

The new family has a GPU that is right for everyone. Competitive gamers and enthusiasts looking for the absolute best will want the Radeon X1800 -- the fastest graphics processor on the planet. For those getting started in gaming or who are more interested in editing photos and videos, the Radeon X1600 delivers the best image quality available, for high-fidelity editing and playback. For those who want all of the features and capabilities of the Radeon X1800 and Radeon X1600 but who are on a budget, the Radeon X1300 will meet their needs for as low as US $79.

"The RADEON X1000 family of GPUs was designed to be the best and it is the best," said Rich Heye, Vice President and GM, Desktop Discrete Products, ATI Technologies Inc. "In terms of gaming performance, it is the fastest; in terms of image quality, it is the best looking; in terms of features, it is the richest."

Each of the new graphics processors feature:

Graphics cards powered by Radeon X1000-series GPUs will be available from ATI and its board partners including:

Leading tier-one OEMs will soon be announcing new systems featuring Radeon X1000 series graphics cards. System Builders, including the following, will be shipping computers featuring Radeon X1000 GPUs:

Radeon X1800 and Radeon X1300 cards are shipping immediately, with additional Radeon X1800 configurations and Radeon X1600 cards shipping later in October and November.

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 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 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).

ATI and ATI product and product feature names are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of ATI Technologies Inc.

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