ATI’s Newest Graphics Cards Deliver an Unparalleled Visual Experience and Unmatched Value
Radeon® X1900 XT 256 MB, Radeon®X1650 Pro and Radeon®X1300 XT graphics cards offer extreme performance, mastering the most intense video games with ease
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MARKHAM, ONTARIO, August 24 , 2006 --Consumers can now get high-end performance for gaming and digital entertainment without having to sacrifice power for cost. ATI Technologies Inc. (TSX: ATY, NASDAQ: ATYT), a world leader in the design and manufacture of innovative 3D graphics, today launched the Radeon® X1900 XT 256 MB, Radeon X1650 Pro and Radeon X1300 XT graphics cards, offering the quality and performance of ATI’s highest end cards for unmatched prices. The Radeon X1900 XT 256 MB, Radeon X1650 Pro and Radeon X1300 XT are scheduled to ship from retailers and system integrators worldwide on September 14th.

Built for today’s most graphically demanding games, these new ATI graphics cards provide outstanding shader performance, simultaneous high dynamic range lighting and full screen anti-aliasing. CrossFire™ support means double the graphics performance potential. Gaming performance benchmarks show as much as 49% better performance than the competition[1].

“In the world of graphics price usually equals might. Our goal was to offer the quality and performance of ATI’s highest-end cards to everyone from the technology novice to the avid gamer,” said Rich Heye, Vice President and GM, Desktop Discrete Products, ATI Technologies Inc. “Now, for as little as $89 USD consumers can enjoy the Radeon X1300 XT and choose both price and performance.”

The Radeon X1900 XT 256 MB is the latest addition to the award-winning Radeon X1900 series and continues to deliver extreme realism to gaming enthusiasts. The Radeon X1650 PRO is the debut product in the Radeon X1650 series and brings today’s top games to life using extreme frequencies and with the superior image quality for which ATI products are renowned. The Radeon X1300 XT delivers unprecedented performance in an entry level graphics card.

Enhancing every aspect of PC entertainment, these video cards display one billion more colors than competing graphics cards[2] and support the latest high-definition formats, offering a flexible and flawless visual experience to even the most demanding technology enthusiasts. Whether using the PC to play DVD movies, edit home videos or share digital photos, ATI’s newest graphics cards deliver crisp, vibrant digital images, smooth video playback and unmatched color display.

ATI’s new graphics cards are Microsoft Windows Vista™ ready and supported by ATI’s Catalyst® suite of software, ensuring customers have easy and ongoing access to software updates for performance, stability and added features. . For more information please visit www.ati.com .

About ATI Technologies
ATI Technologies Inc. is a world leader in the design and manufacture of innovative 3D graphics, PC platform technologies and digital media silicon solutions. An industry pioneer since 1985, ATI is the world's foremost graphics processor unit (GPU) 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 device markets. With fiscal 2005 revenues of US $2.22 billion, ATI has more than 3,700 employees in the Americas, Europe and Asia. ATI common shares trade on NASDAQ (ATYT) and the Toronto Stock Exchange (ATY).

About ATI Technologies India Pvt. Ltd.
ATI Technologies India Private Limited is ATI's largest R&D centre outside North America and develops chips for handhelds, PCs, cell phones and high-definition TVs. The R&D centre develops chips (intellectual property) right from ground-up. Cutting edge technology is developed here with the help of the best VLSI engineers. Its an unique opportunity for Indian engineers who want to be part of technology product creation right there in India. Most software companies in India develop code which they do not end up owning.

ATI Technologies India Pvt.Ltd has expanded and moved to a new 48,000-square foot facility in the city recently. Located at Trendset Towers, it will be able to accommodate more than 400 engineers and support staff, more than double its current staff of 175.

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