ASUS Debuts Graphics Cards Powered by ATI RADEON

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Taipei, Taiwan, September 30, 2003 – ASUSTeK Computer Inc. (ASUS), a worldwide leader in high-performance graphics solutions, today announced the addition of ATI RADEON powered graphics cards to the ASUS product line. The new products include the ASUS RADEON 9800XT, RADEON 9600XT, RADEON 9600SE and RADEON 9200SE. These graphics cards, the result of ASUS’s new partnership with ATI Technologies Inc., were created to meet demand for ASUS customers who want the performance and visual realism of latest ATI RADEON Visual Processing Units (VPUs).


The ASUS RADEON 9800XT, RADEON 9600XT, and RADEON 9600SE fully support Microsoft DirectX 9, the best performance and visual realism for the latest, hyper-realistic games such as Half-Life 2. For value-conscious users, the ASUS RADEON 9200SE provides good performance and image quality for everyday use.

ASUS also incorporated a wide range of innovative features, found exclusively on ASUS cards, to enhance graphics performance and deliver more value to the all-new solutions.

ASUS Special Features:

Ultimate system protection
ASUS’s SmartDoctor prevents damage to your systems and graphics cards by monitoring temperature, fan speed and AGP power level.

Efficient cooling system
Efficient cooling is the key to reliability. With copper heat-pipe, a huge copper heatsink, and twin fan design, the ASUS RADEON 9800XT keeps your system cool even at fast speeds. Similarly, the ASUS RADEON 9600XT, 9600SE and 9200SE provide cooling systems that outclass the competition.

Smart Cooling technology for noiseless life
This advanced technology intelligently lowers fan speed when VPU temperature decreases from lighter system load, ensuring a quiet computing environment.

Optimized Board Design
Unlike competitors that use stock, reference designs, ASUS optimized the layout and components of its RADEON series graphics cards to incorporate features that enhance reliability, and improve performance.

ASUS’s GameFace video chat feature allows gamers to see and talk to friends while playing online games.

VideoSecurity for security monitoring
The VideoSecurity software allows users to create their own security monitoring systems. The software can be configured to record video when movement is detected and to issue phone or email alerts. Users can also monitor video over the Internet.

ASUS Digital VCR
The ASUS Digital VCR allows users to capture and play their favorite television programs.

Diverse Dual Display Connectivity
The ASUS RADEON 9800XT/9600XT/9600SE support dual-DVI and two DVI-to-VGA adaptors, enabling connectivity to a full-range of display devices.