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ATI's RADEON'R' X1000 Family Delivers New Levels of Performance and Image Quality in All Price Categories.

MARKHAM, Ontario -- 90 nanometer technology enables ATI to raise the performance bar for graphics in every segment

ATI Technologies Inc. (TSX:ATY)(NASDAQ:ATYT) today launched a new family of graphics processors (GPUs), the Radeon(R) X1000 family, 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 better performance and image quality than ever.

The new family has a GPU that is right for everyone. Competitive gamers and enthusiasts looking for the absolute best will want the Radeon(R) 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(R) 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(R) 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:

- Ultra-threaded shader architecture to run today's shader-intense games faster than any product already on the market;

- Revolutionary new memory architecture that makes the GPUs incredibly efficient, improving performance even more;

- Fast and efficient 3D image quality that delivers the best looking games while maintaining blistering fast performance;

- Avivo, ATI's technologies to greatly improve display quality and refine video playback.

Graphics cards powered by Radeon X1000-series GPUs will be available from ATI and its board partners including:
- ASUSTek Computer Inc.
- Club 3D B.V.
- Connect3D, Inc.
- Diamond Multimedia
- Giga-Byte Technology Co., Ltd.
- Hightech Information System Ltd.
- Info-Tek Corporation
- MSI Computer Corp
- Palit Microsystems, Inc.
- Sapphire Technology Limited
- TUL Corporation
- Viking InterWorks
- Visiontek

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:
- ABS Computer Technologies Inc.
- Alienware Corp.
- Alternate Computerversand GmbH
-, GmbH, Germany
- Arlt Computer GmbH
- Atelco Computer Event GmbH
- Bas Computers BV
- Conrad Electronic GmbH
- CyberPower Inc.
- Evesham Technology Ltd
- Falcon Northwest
- HyperSonic
- iBuyPower Computer
- Monarch Computer Products
- Network Technical AB
- Polywell Computers Inc.
- Snogard Computer
- Velocity Micro
- Watford Electronics Ltd

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

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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 3,200 employees in the Americas, Europe and Asia. ATI common shares trade on NASDAQ (ATYT) and the Toronto Stock Exchange (ATY).

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