ATI Announces New Price-Performance Leader: Radeon X1800 GTO

ATI Announces New Price-Performance Leader: Radeon(R) X1800 GTO

Featuring Advanced Gaming Performance at an Exceptional Value

MARKHAM, Ontario – March 9, 2006 – ATI Technologies Inc. (TSX: ATY, NASDAQ: ATYT) today announced the newest family member of the Radeon(R) X1800 series, the Radeon(R) X1800 GTO. Available from ATI's add-in-board partners by the end of the month at a suggested retail price of $249, the Radeon X1800 GTO delivers outstanding gaming performance that will dominate other graphics options in its price class.

With simultaneous support of high definition rendering (HDR) and anti-aliasing (AA)—functionality unique to ATI—the Radeon X1800 GTO is the ideal choice for those who want their games to look their best.

"ATI recognizes that there are gamers at every price point—and the Radeon X1800 GTO is a clear price-performance winner at $249," said Vijay Sharma, Director, Desktop Discrete Graphics, ATI. "The X1800 GTO is an important addition to the Radeon X1800 series further strengthening the mid-range market and giving users a powerful gaming card with a range of multimedia
functions."

Featuring the same ultra-threaded shader architecture and revolutionary new memory architecture of ATI's award-winning Radeon X1800 XT and Radeon X1800 XL GPUs; the Radeon X1800 GTO rounds out the series at an unbeatable value-to-performance ratio. In addition, ATI's Avivo visual technology ensures the Radeon X1800 GTO delivers superior high definition video playback and image quality.

Radeon X1800 GTO has 12 pixel shader processors, a 256-bit GDDR3 memory interface and operates at 500 MHz core and 1000 MHz memory speeds—ensuring it has the performance headroom to support the most visually intensive games and applications today and well into the future. It will also ensure an exceptional experience with Microsoft's next-generation operating system, Windows Vista, when it launches later this year.


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