ATI's RADEON 9000 Takes Fujitsu Siemens Scaleo Range of PC's to New Heights

Wed 9th Oct 2002 | News

ATI Technologies Inc, today announced Fujitsu Siemens, the leading European computing company, has selected the powerful RADEON 9000 with Video-in Video-out (ViVo) graphics board as the standard graphics solution for its SCALEO PC line of desktops, which are available now from retailers across Europe.

Mainstream customers can now benefit from the high-end features and performance available from the award winning RADEON 9000 with ViVo. This offering from ATI combines state-of-the-art 3D graphics functionality, hardware support for DirectX 8.1, 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 9000 with ViVo is capable of driving many combinations of CRT, TV and digital flat panel displays.

"The RADEON 9000 with ViVo is the clear choice for mainstream gamers this year" said Peter Esser, Executive Vice President, Volume Products and Supply Operations, Fujitsu Siemens Computers. "The card delivers exceptional performance together with a features that previously were only available in high-end consumer PCs."

"Customers should not expect to settle for technology that's two generations old", said Peter Edinger, Vice President and Managing Director, ATI Technologies (Europe) GmbH . "With the RADEON 9000 with ViVo, customers will be able to enjoy the new generation of gaming titles available this autumn along with the ability to create and edit home movies on the PC without additional hardware costs", concluded Mr Edinger.

The impressive list of features found in the RADEON 9000 include:

  • Quad-pipe architecture: Four parallel rendering pipelines to power the most challenging applications with amazing speed;
  • Programmable pixel and vertex shaders: SMARTSHADER technology takes advantage of the advanced new features in Microsoft DirectX 8.1 and means even the newest and most advanced 3D games will be fully supported;
  • High-Performance Anisotropic Filtering: RADEON 9000 delivers excellent image quality with SMOOTHVISION full-scene anti-aliasing technology.
  • Flexible multiple display architecture supported by HYDRAVISION ATI's desktop management software enabling productive and effective use of multiple displays; and
  • Industry-leading video playback: New FULLSTREAM technology leverages pixel shaders to accelerate video and improve the quality and scalability of streaming video.
  • Composite and S-video input and output for connection to TV, VCR, camcorders, cameras and game consoles.

About ATI Technologies
ATI Technologies Inc. is a world leader in the design and manufacture of innovative 3D graphics and digital media silicon solutions. An industry pioneer since 1985, ATI is the world's foremost visual processor unit (VPU) provider and is dedicated to deliver leading-edge performance solutions for the full range of PC and Mac desktop and notebook platforms, workstation, set-top and digital television, game console and handheld markets. With 2001 revenues in excess of US $1 billion, ATI has more than 1,900 employees in the Americas, Europe and Asia. ATI common shares trade on NASDAQ (ATYT) and the Toronto Stock Exchange (ATY).

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