ATi RADEON IGP e FIC AT31 FUSION
Qualche giorno fa vi avevamo segnalato (in questa notizia) che FIC introdurrà sul mercato la prima scheda madre basata sul chipset ATi RADEON IGP 320 per processori Athlon e Duron. Di seguito riportiamo il comunicato stampa ufficiale, rilasciato ieri da ATi.
ATI's RADEON IGP(tm) 320 integrated graphics processor now shipping on FIC AT31 FUSION motherboards
ARKHAM, Ontario - June 5, 2002 - The world's most powerful, feature-rich integrated graphics processor for the desktop PC market has been selected to power AT31 FUSION motherboards by First International Computer, Inc. (FIC). FIC is the first motherboard manufacturer to ship a RADEON IGP-powered product.
FIC, which enjoys a worldwide reputation for producing high quality motherboards, will offer its ATI RADEON IGP-powered products around the globe to system integrators, system builders, and consumers.
"ATI is very pleased that FIC has selected ATI's RADEON IGP integrated graphics processor to power their new AT31 FUSION motherboards," said K.Y. Ho, CEO, ATI Technologies Inc. "Companies such as FIC are now key to ATI in further penetrating both existing and new markets with our products."
ATI began forming new business relationships with leading add-in-board and ODM (original design manufacturers) companies last year and has steadily added to this stable of high volume graphics solutions providers. ATI's entire product line of desktop and mobile technology is available to these partners.
"ATI provides the widest variety of leading-edge integrated, discrete, mobile and desktop graphics and video processors, allowing FIC to bring to market the most advanced technology for 3D gaming, value systems, and current and future mobile computing products," said Gene Sheu, President, Networking and Information Group, FIC.
"The cutting edge technology provided by ATI's IGP320 chipset has enabled FIC to create a new generation of embedded motherboards that provide a perfect balance of functionality and performance, at the right price." said Alex Mei, Marketing Manager, First International Computer of America, Inc. "We are excited to provide the AT31 FUSION which finally addresses the needs of system integrators, builders, and consumers for a high end graphics all-in-one solution."
The RADEON IGP 320 uses a 64-bit system architecture, supports the latest DDR memory technology, and employs a scalable architecture with AGP 4X support that allows the user to upgrade their system with a performance graphics board, such as ATI's RADEON 8500. The RADEON IGP family is also the only integrated graphics family to include ATI's patented Fast Z-Clear technology that increases 3D rendering speed, TV-out functionality and HYDRAVISION(tm) dual-display support.
The RADEON IGP 320 also features ATI's exclusive FLEXFITTM Universal Platform Architecture, which allows computer manufacturers to control their engineering investment and support costs while still offering a variety of systems, each tailored to a targeted computer segment. FLEXFIT allows computer manufacturers to design products for all segments by creating a baseline platform that can be tailored to satisfy the needs of different market segments without changing the BIOS and driver set or redesigning the motherboard.
The RADEON IGP 320 incorporates a variety of award-winning RADEON(tm) features including ATI's PIXEL TAPESTRY(tm) and VIDEO IMMERSION(tm) engines. PIXEL TAPESTRY allows the RADEON IGP family of processors to create lifelike environments by combining the industry's fastest rendering engines with an unprecedented set of 3D special effects. The chip's ability to process up to three textures concurrently means unsurpassed performance in accelerating multi-textured game content. The VIDEO IMERSION adaptive de-interlacing engine advances ATI's historic leadership in digital video and delivers features such as hardware motion compensation and iDCT (inverse discrete cosine transform). Company Background - ATI Technologies Founded in 1985, ATI Technologies Inc. is a world leader in the supply of graphics, video and multimedia solutions for personal computer and Mac platforms. The pioneer, innovator and market leader in the graphics industry, ATI provides cutting-edge technologies for the PC, workstation, set-top box, game console and other consumer appliances markets. The Company has more than 1,900 employees supporting customers from its headquarters in Markham, Ontario, Canada, as well as from offices in Barbados, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Japan, Malaysia, the United Kingdom and the United States. ATI common shares trade on NASDAQ (ATYT) and the Toronto Stock Exchange (ATY).