ATI’s FireGL T2-128 workstation graphics accelerators selected for HP’s entry-level CAD and DCC customers

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MARKHAM, Ontario/ Munich, Germany – December 2, 2003 – ATI Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: ATYT; TSX: ATY) today announced the FireGL(tm) T2-128 workstation graphics accelerator is an Elite graphics option for the Intel® Pentium® 4/Xeon-based HP Workstation xw4100. With record Viewperf performance scores for an entry-level workstation solution, a high bandwidth, parallel processing architecture and hardware accelerated rendering capabilities, the FireGL(tm) accelerator dramatically increases productivity and decreases production time for mechanical design and digital content creation professionals running applications based on OpenGL® or Microsoft DirectX® 9.

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Based on the most recent Viewperf scores submitted to the SPEC organization, the FireGL T2-128 outperforms similarly priced products on all benchmarks, averaging 65% faster than the competing offering. For score details, please visit www.specbench.org. The innovative architecture of the FireGL T2-128, featuring dual geometry engines and quad rendering pipelines, packs a remarkable amount of graphics processing power. The FireGL T2-128 has 128MB of DDR memory, and supports dual display output through one VGA connector and one DVI-I connector.

„As an ideal entry-level solution, ATI’s FireGL T2-128 is designed to deliver breakthrough performance at an extremely affordable price,“ said Dinesh Sharma, director of workstation products, ATI Technologies Inc. „This accelerator gives engineers, architects, animators and students the ability to experiment with various design options in real-time, increasing creativity and resulting in greater innovation while streamlining the design process.“

„The FireGL T2-128 is a great addition to the numerous ATI graphics accelerators HP currently offers to its workstation customers,“ said Jim Zafarana, vice president and worldwide marketing manager, Workstation Global Business Unit, HP. „This added Elite graphics option demonstrates HP’s ongoing commitment to providing customers extraordinary performance capabilities at an affordable price.“

In addition to full WHQL certification, the FireGL line is certified and backed with a three-year warranty for the leading DCC, CAD, AEC (architecture, engineering and construction), CFD (computational fluid dynamics), and visual simulation applications.

For more information about FireGL workstation graphics accelerators, visit www.ati.com/FireGL or www.hp.com/workstations/ia32.

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