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PRESS RELEASE - ATi's RADEON™ 9100 PRO IGP
MARKHAM, ON – ATI Technologies Inc. (TSX:ATY, NASDAQ:ATYT), today announced the introduction of RADEON™ 9100 PRO IGP, a high performance platform product for both Intel® Pentium® 4 and Celeron® Processors. The official launch of the RADEON 9100 PRO IGP will take place at Gartners System Builder Summit in Barcelona, Spain on May 5, 2004. Launch partners for the event include such industry leaders as Gigabyte, MSI, Sapphire, Shuttle PC, FIC, Jetway and Soyo.
In addition to industry leading graphics, RADEON 9100 PRO IGP provides users with a range of platform performance enhancements such as serial ATA, dual DDR400 memory channels, RAID, enhanced USB support, plus expanded memory and peripheral compatibility. SURROUNDVIEW™, a feature unique to ATI, enables users to combine the power of discrete and integrated graphics for multi-monitor support. Users benefit from simplified management of multiple windows and an immersive environment for gaming and multimedia.
In addition to the launch of RADEON 9100 PRO IGP, ATI will also introduce a value-oriented, single memory channel integrated graphics platform, RADEONTM 9000 PRO IGP.
With the introduction of these new platform products we broaden our portfolio footprint by offering customers a range of solutions to meet their needs, said Phil Eisler, Vice President & General Manager, Mobile & Integrated, ATI Technologies. The market for integrated graphics continues to grow, and ATI is committed to delivering solutions that strike the balance between high performance and cost effectiveness.
The market for integrated graphics continues to grow and currently represents more than half of the PC graphics market, said Dean McCarron, Principal Analyst, Mercury Research. "By offering integrated PC graphics solutions, ATI continues to compete in a marketplace twice the size of the discrete graphics market alone.
By supporting a rich feature set, RADEON 9100 PRO IGP provides the perfect foundation for a cost effective multimedia PC or entry level gaming platform. For the enterprise user, RADEON 9100 PRO IGP provides rock-solid system stability and investment protection as the industry moves toward next-generation 3D operating systems.
"When Chenming introduced their ATX 601AE entry level server case a few years ago, they couldn't have known that it was destined to become the most popular and most modded case of all time. If this model number doesn't ring any bells, try thinking of the Antec SX1040, or the Chieftec Dragon. Aside from those two, the 601 has been offered under literally dozens of different names, in an entire spectrum of colors, with pre-modded options from mild to wild. Today, we're looking at the next generation of Chenming entry level server case, the 602. It has a number of features lacking in the 601, some of which you've seen on other cases already, such as the Antec Lanboy, and still others that are unique to this model. So, without further adieu, let's take a closer look."
"...by spending a little cash you can improve cooling by up to 10C over stock. It really makes sense to use outside air for watercooling, think about the vicious circle you create by cooling with case air, as the case gets hotter so the efficiency of the watercooler drops due to cooling with warmer air. And the benefit of freeing up 5 ¼ drive bays by making it external is a real plus. Comparing the cost of this unit and the mods we made we are still coming in about $80-$90 cheaper than say a Koolance Exos or Thermaltake Aquarius III and receiving the benefit of an external all in one kit."
"The Shuttle XPC SB75G2 is top of the line for the Intel platform, based on the i875P "Canterwood" North bridge, and the ICH5R South bridge. This system supports all 800MHz FSB Pentium 4 processors, dual-channel DDR400 memory, SATA RAID 150, PAT-enhanced memory performance, a ton of overclocking features, and lots more! Recent updates to the SB75G2 include a beefier 250w SilentX power supply, upgraded mosfets, and Prescott support."
"Today we'll be looking at another of Samsung's popular SyncMaster line of LCD monitors, the 172X. This 17" monitor is one of Samsung's top of the line monitors, with a very important feature for us gamers and hardcore computer geeks, a 12ms response time. A 12ms response time literally means zero ghosting in games and fast action movies. While boasting refinement and style, the 172X once again brings credence to the SyncMaster line of monitors. Without further adieu, let's take a closer look at the monitor!"
Time for me to get back to "work" my friends. I am sure you will see more of me today :) - Cheers