Good afternoon everyone. A few interesting press releases just landed in our in-box that we thought you'd like to see. They are all graphics / video related, and come by way of Matrox (Yes, Matrox!), HIS, and ATI...
Matrox DualHead2Go offers completely new way to add multi-display support
Montreal, Canada, November 8, 2005 – Matrox Graphics, Inc., the leading manufacturer of graphics solutions for professionals, today unveiled the revolutionary new Matrox DualHead2Go, the world's first external upgrade capable of adding multiple monitor support to compatible laptop and integrated graphics-based desktop PCs that were previously limited to single screen output. DualHead2Go is a palm-sized box that connects to the existing single monitor output (i.e. external VGA output) of a computer and appears to the system as a single ultra-widescreen monitor with native support for resolutions up to 2560 x 1024*, which are twice as wide as standard resolutions. Using Matrox patent-pending technology, DualHead2Go splits the 2560 x 1024 Microsoft Windows desktop into a right and left half, each of which is then sent to two separate analog monitors allowing users to easily upgrade their workspace setups to experience the productivity benefits of a DualHead desktop.
"An increasing number of professionals are using laptops as their main computer, but they still want the advantages of a multi-display workstation while at the office," says Dan Wood, VP Technical Marketing, Matrox Graphics Inc. "DualHead2Go is a breakthrough product that solves this need by creating a cost-effective, space-saving, multi-display docking station for a laptop. Since DualHead2Go is an external upgrade, it's also ideal for adding an extra display to a closed, already validated, mission-critical system or to computers with no available expansion slots." Read More...
HIS delivers the faster, quieter and cooler IceQ edition of HIS X1300Pro, next level of gaming and multimedia experience by ATI.
Hong Kong, Tuesday, Nov 8, 2005 – HIS (Hightech Information System Limited) delivers the HIS X1300Pro IceQ card, promising faster, quieter and cooler radically new 3D performance architecture technology and the next generation image quality by ATI.
The strongest air cooling technology - IceQ
HIS X1300Pro IceQ equips with the most efficient cooling technology among the current graphic cards' series. HIS IceQ can actively draw the air inside your PC case to cool down the card, and blows amounts of hot air out of your case, dramatically decreasing the GPU temperature together with your PC components. Our laboratory tests have proven that there is a temperature decrease of at least 11°C, a cooling system with no equivalent! Ultra quiet HIS IceQ fan keeps the noise level below 20dB. HIS X1300Pro IceQ is also UV sensitive, enhancing the gamer's UV light case. Read More...
ATI Gets the Green Flag in the New NASCAR PC by Cisnet
ATI's Radeon Xpress 200 Drives the New NASCAR PC Desktops and Notebooks
MARKHAM, ON – November 8, 2005 – ATI Technologies Inc. (TSX: ATY, NASDAQ:ATYT), a global leader in PC and mobile graphics, today announced a partnership with ZT Group International, Inc. to be the exclusive graphics provider for the first officially licensed line of NASCAR PC notebooks and desktops.
The hot new NASCAR PC's will deliver the total "NASCAR Experience"
featuring a NASCAR - themed desktop, icons, Windows Media Player as well as many other NASCAR themed offers and ATI's Radeon Xpress 200 chipset with integrated graphics based on the world-class Radeon X300 core.
ZT Group International, Inc. has already launched the NASCAR PC by Cisnet desktop and notebook with ATI's Radeon Xpress 200 chipset. The first PCI Express integrated chipset designed for the AMD platform, Radeon Xpress 200 is also the only integrated graphics chipset that currently supports Microsoft Windows Vista, which is scheduled to launch in the fall of 2006. Read More...