ATI today announced the introduction of a remarkable new innovation in driver
usability, CATALYST™ Control Center. Built on the Microsoft .NET Framework,
CATALYST Control Center is a modular suite of applications designed to simplify
driver configuration and customization, while maximizing 3D performance.
The CATALYST Control Center experience begins with the desktop manager, an
innovative tool that guides users through the process of easily configuring
their displays. The real-time 3D rendering preview panel enables users to
visually see the impact of adjusting performance on their system.
Personalization is taken to a new level through assignable hot keys and
customizable profiles for applications, video and gaming. In addition users can design their own skins
with customized look, feel and content for use in their computing environment.

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ATI today announced the introduction of a remarkable new innovation in driver
usability, CATALYST™ Control Center. Built on the Microsoft .NET Framework,
CATALYST Control Center is a modular suite of applications designed to simplify
driver configuration and customization, while maximizing 3D performance. The
introduction of CATALYST Control Center signals an evolution in PC graphics
technology, with mainstream consumers now having the ability to substantially
improve their user experience through a simple “point and click” interface.

The CATALYST Control Center experience begins with the desktop manager, an
innovative tool that guides users through the process of easily configuring
their displays. The real-time 3D rendering preview panel enables users to
visually see the impact of adjusting performance on their system.
Personalization is taken to a new level through assignable hot keys and
customizable profiles for applications, video and gaming. Previously, these
kinds of capabilities were unavailable or extremely difficult for the average
user to expose. Design innovation has also been enhanced through the
availability of multiple skins. In addition users can design their own skins
with customized look, feel and content for use in their computing environment.

Highly extensible, the CATALYST Control Center will also offer a Software
Development Kit (SDK) to enable users to develop custom skins and plug-ins for
their favorite applications. The SDK will be in beta form at launch, with a
final version expected later this year. To encourage the participation of the
user community, ATI will be sponsoring an online contest with prizes for the top
plug-ins and skins for CATALYST Control Center. This promotion is expected to
kick-off in October 2004. CATALYST Control Center is compatible with a range of
ATI RADEON® desktop graphics processors. Future releases will expand support to
include mobile, integrated, and workstation product portfolios.


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