ATI's RADEON 9700 PRO First Choice for Falcon Northwest Gaming Systems; ATI's VPU Takes Over as Falcon Northwest's High-Performance Graphics Card of Choice.Business Editors & High-Tech Writers
MARKHAM, Ontario--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 18, 2002
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VPU Vulnerable Prisoner Unit (UK) ) from ATI (ATI Technologies Inc., Markham Ontario, http://ati.amd.com) A leading manufacturer of graphics chips and display adapters. Founded in 1985 by K. Y. Ho, Benny Lau and Lee Lau, ATI chips and boards are widely used by OEMs. is also blazing a trail at Falcon Northwest, with 90 per cent of buyers choosing the RADEON 9700 PRO as their card of choice.
By incorporating eight parallel rendering pipelines, Microsoft(R) DirectX(R) 9 support, AGP (Accelerated Graphics Port) A high-speed 32-bit port from Intel for attaching a display adapter to a PC. It provides a direct connection between the card and memory, and only one AGP slot is on the motherboard. 8X support and a fully programmable floating point architecture, ATI's RADEON 9700 PRO has earned its place as a truly revolutionary graphics chip, delivering high-speed performance and cinematic quality to the gaming and enthusiast market.
"ATI's RADEON 9700 PRO is the fastest thing on the planet right now, and we're pleased to make it a part of our Mach V line of gaming PCs," stated Kelt Kelt: see Celt. Reeves, President of Falcon Northwest Computer Systems. "The RADEON 9700 chipset has come charging out of the gates to become the undisputed speed champion. ATI is the new card of choice in our Mach V gaming PCs."
ATI's RADEON 9700 PRO incorporates revolutionary architecture focusing on performance, precision and programmability. The feature-rich VPU also includes SMARTSHADER(TM) 2.0, SMOOTHVISION(TM) 2.0, HYPER Z(TM) III, and VIDEOSHADER(TM), the industry's first architecture to use programmable pixel shaders to accelerate video streaming.
"The unparalleled success of the RADEON 9700 PRO line-up of graphics boards showcases ATI's commitment to providing gamers with the ultimate graphics experience," said Matt Skynner, Director, Graphics Partner Marketing, ATI Technologies, Inc. "ATI set the bar higher than ever with the launch of the RADEON 9700 PRO VPU. Falcon Northwest's customers are showing their strong support through their purchase choices, confirming that the RADEON 9700 PRO is by far the best board on the market."
The Falcon Northwest Mach V gaming systems are currently available with the new RADEON 9700 PRO at www.falcon-nw.com.
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