As expected, ATI arnt letting NVIDIA soak up all the attention at Computex, they have a few goodies of their own to show off at the moment. Two announcements from them emerged earlier today, the first of which introduces their new TheaterT 650 Pro video processor chip which is quite an advancement over the previous 550 series model.
MARKHAM, ONTARIO, Jun 6, 2006 (CCNMatthews via COMTEX News Network) -- ATI Technologies Inc. (TSX:ATY)(NASDAQ:ATYT) announced the Theater™ 650 Pro video processor chip for superb analog and digital TV reception for PC users around the world. The new chip offers full hardware support for Personal Video Recording (PVR) backed by unrivaled Avivo™ image quality. Theater 650 Pro is supported by ATI's new Catalyst Media Center™ software which combines easy-to-use PVR capabilities with the ability to handle any signal, any time in any advanced format, from H.264 to DivX.
"We're really excited about ATI's Theater 650 Pro. It offers the convenience of both analog and digital over-the-air TV in one card with exceptional picture quality," said Rakesh Agrawal, CEO and president of SnapStream Media. "Beyond TV takes advantage of Theater 650 to give PC users more of want they want - outstanding TV-on-the-PC with an award-winning PVR solution."
Also officially announced by the ATI guns today is their alternative hardware physics processing solution to the standalone AGEIA products starting to surface in the market. As an addition to their CrossFire technology (by means of utilizing a third graphics card dedicated to the physics processing tasks), ATI are calling it the 'boundless gaming experience'.
Check out the announcement here for the full scoop.
MARKHAM, CANADA and COMPUTEX, TAIWAN, Jun 6, 2006 (CCNMatthews via COMTEX News Network) -- ATI Technologies Inc. (TSX:ATY)(NASDAQ:ATYT) is loosening the ties that bind gamers to their physical realities by immersing them in a simulation more complete than anything they've seen before. The 'boundless gaming' experience is created by combining the rendering horsepower of two ATI graphics cards with a third devoted to modeling the environment. This asymmetric CrossFire configuration fuses the best looking, highest performing graphics available with physics performance beyond anything available on a PC before(1). Added to the Intel® Core™ 2 Duo platform, it introduces 'boundless gaming' to the world on the highest performing PC platform ever conceived.