Printer Friendly

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

ATI Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ:ATYT) (TSX:ATY) today announced that the new feature-rich RADEON(TM) 9700 PRO has been chosen by Falcon Northwest to power their Mach V custom built extreme gaming systems. The visual processing unit (VPU) from ATI 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 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 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

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 markets. With 2001 revenues in excess of US $1 billion, ATI has more than 1,900 employees in the Americas, Europe and Asia. ATI common shares trade on NASDAQ (ATYT) and the Toronto Stock Exchange (ATY).

Copyright 2002 ATI Technologies Inc. All rights reserved. ATI and ATI 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.

For media or industry analyst support, visit our Web site at
COPYRIGHT 2002 Business Wire
No portion of this article can be reproduced without the express written permission from the copyright holder.
Copyright 2002, Gale Group. All rights reserved. Gale Group is a Thomson Corporation Company.

Article Details
Printer friendly Cite/link Email Feedback
Publication:Business Wire
Geographic Code:1CANA
Date:Sep 18, 2002
Previous Article:Datalink Appoints Tom Sylvester as New Chief Information Officer.
Next Article:FEATURE/Learning the New Language of Public Schools -- a Back to School Primer for Parents.

Related Articles
ATI's revolutionary RADEON 9700 fully validated with upcoming and platform.
ATI'S RADEON 9700 PRO first choice for Falcon Northwest gaming systems.
ATI ships RADEON 9500 PRO within weeks of launch.
ATI Technologies and DivXNetworks form strategic relationship.
ATI ships one millionth Microsoft DirectX 9-class graphics product.
ATI ships RADEON 9800 PRO.
ATI: world's top design manufacturers choose the RADEON 9100 IGP and MOBILITY RADEON 9100 IGP.
ATI's RADEON 9800 PRO Mac Edition brings unprecedented power and visual quality to Mac users.
ATI delivers industry's first integrated DirectX 9 graphics chipset for AMD Athlon'TM' 64 and Sempron'TM' platforms.
ATI extends notebook PC graphics leadership with new additions to mobile PCI Express portfolio.

Terms of use | Copyright © 2017 Farlex, Inc. | Feedback | For webmasters