ATI ships one millionth PCI Express graphics card

Posted on Friday, August 13 2004 @ 16:59 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
ATI reports that they have shipped their one millionth PCI Express VPU (visual processing unit) today. ATI launched its full family of PCI Express chips on June 1 at Computex; including the Radeon X300, Radeon X600 and Raceon X800 for consumers adn the FireGL V3100, FireGL V3200, FireGL V5100 and FireGL V7100 for professional customers.

These cards are currently shipping to OEM and system integrator customers worldwide.
“ Since the outset of the PCI Express initiative, our aim was to deliver a top-to-bottom family of PCI Express graphics cards to our OEM customers, hastening the PCI Express transition,” said Rick Bergman, Senior Vice President Marketing and General Manager, Desktop, ATI Technologies. “PCI-E is a major innovation in the computer architecture and there is a rapid transition in the market to this bus standard. Our huge success in winning the OEM PCI Express business attests to the fact that our PCI Express products are robust, high-performing and are a cut above the rest.”

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