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Daily News Round #4 for May 18, 2004

Daily News Round #4 news post from TweakTown's online news computing and technology content pages for May 18, 2004

By: Steve Dougherty from May 18, 2004 @ 21:32 CDT

- PowerColor 9550 Series Announced

Following on from ATI's recent decision to produce graphics cards based on their budget orientated 9550 GPU's for worldwide consumption rather than being restricted to the asian market, Tul Corporation (manufacturer of PowerColor cards) have forwarded on a press release announcing their version of the 9550 series. All the details including benchmark results can be obtained within the attached PR.

PowerColor 9550 series with high speed 128/256MB DDR memory, core/memory up to 250/200MHz injects unparalleled realism into today's most riveting of gaming scenarios. PowerColor 9550 series, delivering unmatched cinematic visual experience to next-generation 3D gamers, featuring optimized DirectX® 9.x and OpenGL® 1.5 shader, high-performance 4-full precision-pipeline architecture, 2 Fast Geometry Engines, highly programmable cinematic shaders ,double the bandwidth for increased graphics performance AGP 8X (2.1GB/sec) provides double the bandwidth of AGP 4X (1.1GB/sec), increased bandwidth enables more complex models detailed textures creating richer and more lifelike environments.

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