ATI Creates New Multimedia PC Experience with ALL-IN-WONDER 9600 PRO for Europe and Asia

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MARKHAM, Ontario/ Munich, Germany – September 23, 2003 – ATI Technologies Inc. (TSX:ATY, NASDAQ:ATYT) has joined with add-in-board partners to provide customers in European and Asia the new ALL-IN-WONDER® 9600 PRO with amazing graphics and multimedia PC features. Designed to receive PAL and SECAM television signals, the new multimedia video card joins the award-winning ALL-IN-WONDER® family to deliver stunning visual graphics for games and exciting features such as FM Radio, Dual VGA support, and Faster-than-Real time DVD / CD Authoring, plus support for the forthcoming next generation REMOTE WONDER™ II radio frequency (RF) Remote Control.


ALL-IN-WONDER 9600 PRO includes ATI’s RADEON™ 9600 PRO graphics chip for startling graphics performance. With 100 per cent Microsoft® DirectX® 9 support for games of today and tomorrow, ALL-IN-WONDER 9600 PRO users can explore stunning new worlds of cinematic gameplay with the unprecedented combination of power and performance.

“ATI has created an incredible multimedia PC experience with ALL-IN-WONDER 9600 PRO for customers in Europe and Asia,” said Godfrey Cheng, Director of Marketing, Multimedia Products, ATI Technologies Inc. “ATI’s add-in-board partners will help the company provide customers with revolutionary features combined with amazing graphics — the industry’s best digital multimedia PC upgrade.”

ATI’s ALL-IN-WONDER add-in-board partners include:

  • Connect 3D
  • C.P. Technologies
  • Gigabyte
  • Hercules
  • HIS
  • Info-Tek Corp.
  • Sapphire

The new on-board tuner delivers FM radio capability to the PC including FM-ON-DEMAND that timeshifts radio content to allow for pausing or exporting to MP3 file formats, 10 preset radio stations, capabilities to edit station identifiers, plus alarm and sleep settings.

ATI’s award winning MULTIMEDIA CENTER Software has been updated to version 8.6, which now includes CD and DVD authoring, including support for PAL format output. Customers can easily archive recorded television, video and audio programs to the media of their choice with a couple of clicks of the mouse.

Intelligent Teletext features address the needs of the European market. The new video card provides an enhanced Teletext viewer that is fully integrated into MULTIMEDIA CENTER’s TV Player. This new offering also enables Hot Words for European customers with real-time word notification to alert users when specified words or phrases are detected in the subtitling provided by Teletext in many European broadcasts.

ALL-IN-WONDER 9600 PRO offers support for ATI’s critically acclaimed REMOTE WONDER and the forthcoming REMOTE WONDER II. These RF wireless REMOTE WONDER devices work through walls enabling users to maintain computer access and eliminate the need to point directly at the receiver. REMOTE WONDER devices create a home entertainment environment by providing wireless access to ATI’s popular Multimedia Center features enabled on RADEON-based video cards.

ALL-IN-WONDER 9600 PRO offers amazing features such as:

  • ATI’s MULTIMEDIA CENTER 8.6, the industry-leading multimedia software suite, offers a full range of multimedia functions and features:
    • DVD burning capabilities with menu creation from FILE LIBRARY supporting all major recording formats including DVD+/-R, DVD+/-RW, CD-R, and CD-RW;
    • Acclaimed EAZYLOOK™ offers an eye-catching user interface viewable from the couch that includes on-screen display for home theater settings, and now includes channel surfing, scheduling of recording events, plus export of TV-ON-DEMAND; and
    • Still picture slide show capability to watch digital images on large displays;
  • ATI’s THEATER™ 200 enables exceptional video and stereo audio quality viewing during live TV and video input and capture;
  • Dual VGA support, created from a strong customer feedback, is matched with video in and video out, plus TV and FM connectors;
  • Stereo TV-tuner offers 125 channels with PAL and SECAM support featuring innovative additive scan to allow users to receive the maximum number of channels in their serving area;
  • Analog video capture and editing with MPEG-2 format at up to 720x576x25 frames per second PAL/Secam;
  • DVD video playback with Dolby® AC-3 digital audio;
  • Support for Microsoft DirectX 9.0 and OpenGL; and,
  • Backed by quality ATI customer support and a 3-year limited warranty, the ALL-IN-WONDER 9600 PRO supports Windows® XP, Windows® 2000, Windows® Me, and Windows® 98/98 SE (Windows Me driver can be installed on Windows 98/98SE).