ATI announces Radeon 8500LE

ATI finally sets the record straight.
MARKHAM, Ontario--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 29, 2001-- ATI Technologies Inc. (TSE:ATY, NASDAQ:ATYT), a world leader in the supply of graphics, video and multimedia solutions, today introduced the RADEON(TM) 8500LE graphics processor, the latest addition to RADEON(TM), the world's most powerful and innovative family of graphics chip and board technologies.

Based on the award-winning RADEON 8500 chip architecture, the RADEON 8500LE affords customers all of the industry-leading features of the world's fastest and most technologically advanced graphics chip at a cost that is extremely appealing to a broader group of customers and at a performance level (250 MHz (megahertz) core clock speed compared to the RADEON 8500's 275 MHz core clock speed) that would satisfy even the most power-hungry game or application. While ATI is marketing the RADEON 8500 through retail outlets worldwide, it is not selling the RADEON 8500LE through retail under the ATI brand name. ATI will only distribute the RADEON 8500LE to OEMs, ODMs and AIBs, who will then market the technology under their own brand names, selling it to systems integrators, distributors and retailers.

There is more in this official press release. Thanks to Mark Schrader and Missense for the news alert.
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