ATI is bringing its technology leadership to a new generation of AMD PC users with the introduction of the CrossFire™ Xpress 3200 chipset and the ATI Radeon® Xpress 1100 series of chipsets, all compatible with socket AM2. The CrossFire Xpress 3200 is the top-performing enthusiast chipset available today and the Radeon Xpress 1100 prepares users for Windows Vista™ with ATI’s fastest integrated graphics ever. The feature-rich platforms employ ATI’s new southbridge technology, the SB600 series. The SB600 series provides the most connectivity options available today, including 10 USB 2.0 ports, 4 SATA Generation II ports, RAID support, high-definition audio, and support for established connectivity options, such as parallel ATA.

ATI Technologies Inc. (TSX:ATY, NASDAQ:ATYT) is bringing its technology
leadership to a new generation of AMD PC users with the introduction of the
CrossFire™ Xpress 3200 chipset and the ATI Radeon® Xpress 1100 series of
chipsets, all compatible with socket AM2. The CrossFire Xpress 3200 is the
top-performing enthusiast chipset available today and the Radeon Xpress 1100
prepares users for Windows Vista™ with ATI’s fastest integrated graphics ever.

The feature-rich platforms employ ATI’s new southbridge technology, the SB600
series. The SB600 series provides the most connectivity options available today,
including 10 USB 2.0 ports, 4 SATA Generation II ports, RAID support,
high-definition audio, and support for established connectivity options, such as
parallel ATA. The SB600 also makes use of disk controller technologies such as
the Advanced Host Controller Interface (AHCI) with native command queuing (NCQ)
to provide super-fast access to data storage, making games, applications, and
files load faster. In Windows Vista, the new controller also ensures blazing
disk performance on AMD systems using the native AHCI driver – something that’s
only supported today on ATI platforms.

“With the new AMD Athlon 64™ FX-62 and AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+ dual-core
processors, we’ve set out to bring next-generation computing to the world, and
with the addition of ATI’s CrossFire graphics and CrossFire-enabled chipset
platforms for socket AM2, we’re jointly able to deliver that. AMD dual-core
processors combined with ATI’s graphics and chipset technologies result in
unbelievable 3D games and multimedia, and highly effective productivity thanks
to seamless multitasking, to prove that the next generation starts now,” said
Bob Brewer, corporate vice president, Desktop Division, AMD.

Developed from the ground up for multi-GPU gaming, the CrossFire Xpress 3200 now
for socket AM2 delivers advanced tuning capabilities in an enthusiast
motherboard, and the world’s fastest gaming performance, made even faster with
AMD’s new dual-core processors. CrossFire Xpress 3200 is the only advanced
chipset that unleashes true, unrestricted dual x16 PCI Express® performance,
enabling high-definition gameplay using a CrossFire multi-GPU setup such as a
top-performing ATI Radeon® X1900 CrossFire™ solution, or mainstream graphics
with ATI Radeon® X1600 CrossFire™.

The Radeon Xpress 1100 series of chipsets compatible with socket AM2 brings
strong performance to mainstream systems in areas such as graphics-intensive
business applications, the latest 3D games, and high-quality multimedia and
digital entertainment. Boasting 33 percent faster graphics than the Radeon®
Xpress 200, the Radeon Xpress 1100 series also includes support for DirectX® 9
and DDR2 up to 667 MHz. Digital content creation, viewing, and editing; and
smooth DVD playback is assured thanks to integrated video processing and
acceleration. And to ensure that PC users get the most from their investment,
the Radeon Xpress 1100 series also provides support for the Windows Vista
premium experience.

“The CrossFire Xpress 3200 and Radeon Xpress 1100 series of chipsets for socket
AM2 introduce new, high-performance platform options for enthusiasts and
everyday PC users alike. We’ve combined the best performing multi-GPU chipset in
the world, and a more powerful integrated graphics chipset, with our new south
bridge technology to deliver unparalleled connectivity options, phenomenal
transfer speeds, and the promise of future performance under Vista that today is
unmatched by anyone,” said Phil Eisler, senior vice president and general
manager, Integrated and Mobile Business Unit, ATI Technologies Inc.

“The CrossFire Xpress 3200 chipset has already proven itself a favorite among
the world’s PC enthusiasts, as shown by the success of ASUS’ A8R32-MVP
motherboard. As ATI extends the superior gaming performance, flexible
customization options, and nearly infallible stability of the CrossFire Xpress
3200 to the socket AM2 space, we will continue to arm enthusiasts and system
integrators with the tools they need to build the world’s best gaming systems,”
said Raymond Chen, vice president, marketing, ASUS USA.

The new CrossFire Xpress 3200 and Radeon Xpress 1100 series of chipsets for
socket AM2 from AMD, featuring ATI’s new south bridge technology, will be
available from ATI partners including ASUS, AsRock, Abit, AOpen, DFI, ECS, Epox,
Jetway, and MSI. For more information on ATI’s new socket AM2 offerings, or the
SB600 series, visit ATI online at http://www.ati.com/products/integrated.html.