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ATI announces more cards today

Posted by: John at 8/23/2006 4:52 PM
While the big news will be the Radeon X1950 XTX, there are still some cards that ATI are releasing that should interest you. The sweet card will be the 256MB version of the X1900 XT for $280. That's some good performance for the price. The X1650 Pro and the X1300 XT fall in line for the mainstream and budget gamer with a $10 difference between the two.


ATI’s Newest Graphics Cards Deliver an Unparalleled Visual Experience and Unmatched Value

Radeon® X1900 XT 256 MB, Radeon®X1650 Pro and Radeon®X1300 XT graphics cards offer extreme performance, mastering the most intense video games with ease

MARKHAM, Canada – August 23, 2006 – Consumers can now get high-end performance for gaming and digital entertainment without having to sacrifice power for cost. ATI Technologies Inc. (TSX: ATY, NASDAQ: ATYT), a world leader in the design and manufacture of innovative 3D graphics, today launched the Radeon® X1900 XT 256 MB, Radeon X1650 Pro and Radeon X1300 XT graphics cards, offering the quality and performance of ATI’s highest end cards for unmatched prices. The Radeon X1900 XT 256 MB, Radeon X1650 Pro and Radeon X1300 XT are scheduled to ship from retailers and system integrators worldwide on September 14th.

Built for today’s most graphically demanding games, these new ATI graphics cards provide outstanding shader performance, simultaneous high dynamic range lighting and full screen anti-aliasing. CrossFire™ support means double the graphics performance potential. Gaming performance benchmarks show as much as 49% better performance than the competition(1) .

“In the world of graphics price usually equals might. Our goal was to offer the quality and performance of ATI’s highest-end cards to everyone from the technology novice to the avid gamer,” said Rich Heye, Vice President and GM, Desktop Discrete Products, ATI Technologies Inc. “Now, for as little as $89 USD consumers can enjoy the Radeon X1300 XT and choose both price and performance.”

The Radeon X1900 XT 256 MB is the latest addition to the award-winning Radeon X1900 series and continues to deliver extreme realism to gaming enthusiasts.  The Radeon X1650 PRO is the debut product in the Radeon X1650 series and brings today’s top games to life using extreme frequencies and with the superior image quality for which ATI products are renowned. The Radeon X1300 XT delivers unprecedented performance in an entry level graphics card.

Enhancing every aspect of PC entertainment, these video cards display one billion more colors than competing graphics cards(2) and support the latest high-definition formats, offering a flexible and flawless visual experience to even the most demanding technology enthusiasts.  Whether using the PC to play DVD movies, edit home videos or share digital photos, ATI’s newest graphics cards deliver crisp, vibrant digital images, smooth video playback and unmatched color display.

ATI’s new graphics cards are Microsoft Windows Vista™ ready and supported by ATI’s Catalyst® suite of software, ensuring customers have easy and ongoing access to software updates for performance, stability and added features.

Today ATI is also announcing the highest performing graphics cards available in the new Radeon X1950 family.  For more information on this announcement, please see the relevant press release.

Estimated Street Pricing:
X1900 XT 256 MB: $279 USD €249 EUR (including VAT)
X1650 Pro: $99 USD €89 EUR  (including VAT)
X1300 XT: $89 USD €79 EUR  (including VAT)