(Auszug aus der Pressemitteilung)
Markham, Ontario/ Munich, Germany – September 23, 2003 – ATI Technologies Inc. (TSX: ATY, NASDAQ: ATYT) today announced that its full range of RADEONÔ desktop and mobile products offer complete support for the new AMD Athlon(tm) 64 processors announced today. The AMD Athlon 64 processor provides simultaneous 32- and 64-bit processing for desktops and notebooks. All of ATI’s current RADEON products support existing 32-bit applications and future 64-bit PC applications, delivering world-class performance.
„ATI has enjoyed a close relationship with AMD and we work together to make our products compatible so that consumers will reap the rewards,“ said Rick Bergman, senior vice president, marketing and general manager, desktop, ATI Technologies Inc. „The graphics power of the RADEON family combined with the power of the AMD Athlon 64 processors will provide an amazing digital entertainment experience never before seen on a PC.“
ATI’s award-winning RADEON products in the desktop and mobile spaces have garnered strong accolades from both critics and consumers. ATI’s desktop products, including the RADEON 9700 PRO, RADEON 9800 PRO and RADEON 9600 PRO, provide an unprecedented level of cinematic-quality 3D graphics. ATI’s MOBILITY RADEON family offers new levels of gaming power, strong visual quality and long-lasting battery power for people on the move. In addition, ATI is currently working with a number of notebook manufactures, including Arima Computer Corporation, MiTAC Technology Corporation, and Uniwill Computer Corporation, to include ATI MOBILITY RADEON graphics with AMD Athlon 64 processors in future notebook releases.
„The AMD Athlon 64 processor family, combined with ATI’s family of products, will offer consumers outstanding 32-bit application performance today and the option to seamlessly upgrade to the power of 64-bit computing at their own pace,“ said Rich Heye, vice president and general manager of AMD’s Microprocessor Business Unit. „Simply put, ATI provides brilliant graphics for desktop and mobile PC users and we are pleased to see such a strong commitment to bring 64-bit support to our shared customers.“