MARKHAM, ON, August 22, 2002 – ATI Technologies Inc. (TSX: ATY, NASDAQ: ATYT), today announced that Apple is the first major original equipment manufacturer (OEM) to select the powerful RADEON(tm) 9000 PRO graphics board and is now shipping it as the standard graphics solution in Apple’s incredible new Power Mac(tm) G4 line of desktops.
“Apple has always recognized the importance of including leading-edge graphics technologies such as the RADEON 9000 PRO in their product lines,” said Rick Bergman, Senior Vice President, Marketing and General Manager, Desktop, ATI Technologies Inc. “The new Power Mac G4, combined with the RADEON 9000 PRO, will provide users with an amazing experience whether they are gaming, designing or modeling.”
“The new dual-processor Power Mac G4 with Xserve high-performance architecture offers incredible workstation performance to the professional market,” said Greg Joswiak, Apple’s senior director of Hardware Product Marketing. “The combination of the new and exciting RADEON 9000 Pro graphics and the advanced UNIX-based architecture of Mac OS X v10.2 ‘Jaguar’, with its groundbreaking Quartz(tm) Extreme compositing engine, put our graphics capabilities light years ahead of any other platform.”
The award-winning RADEON 9000 PRO, which was introduced at this year’s Macworld in New York, combines state-of-the-art 3D graphics functionality, programmable pixel and vertex shaders and a high-performance quad-pipe rendering engine with robust OpenGL acceleration for the most exhilarating experience for either creating a new game or playing one.
Featuring flexible dual display support, the RADEON(tm) 9000 PRO MAC
EDITION- powered Power Mac is capable of driving many combinations of CRT, ADC and digital flat panel displays including dual digital flat panel support.
Apple’s new Power Mac features dual 1.25 GHz G4 processors capable of 18 billion floating point instructions per second, the ultra-fast Xserve high-performance architecture supporting up to 20GB of 333 MHz DDR memory and ‘Jaguar’, the new OS X version 10.2.
The RADEON 9000 PRO MAC EDITION will be available in retail, beginning in September.