ATI Radeon 1650XT Coming to a Shelf Near You

Posted Mon, Oct 30, 2006 by Awenyddion

AMD Delivers Innovative Gaming Experience at a Knockout Value with the ATI Radeon X1650® XT

Simplifies Multi-GPU Experience by Making Use of New Native CrossFire™ Technology

SUNNYVALE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--AMD (NYSE: AMD) today introduced an innovative graphics card that makes use of its new native CrossFire™ technology, the ATI Radeon® X1650 XT. With its incredible image quality features and superb performance, the ATI Radeon X1650 XT delivers enthusiast-class technology at an impressive price point. The ATI Radeon X1650 XT will hit store shelves during the week of 13 November, at an estimated street price of US$149.

The ATI Radeon X1650 XT enables a breathtaking gaming experience, as the graphics card has the ability to enable High Dynamic Range effects and anti-aliasing at the same time. Sharp texture filtering captures every element and detail of each scene.

“The ATI Radeon X1650 XT redefines value at this phenomenal level of performance and features,” said Rick Bergman, senior vice president and general manager, Graphics Products Group, AMD. “This new product simplifies the CrossFire experience by using two identical ATI Radeon X1650 XT CrossFire branded cards. Gamers can expect strong performance, flexibility and upgradeability with this new card.”

The new CrossFire technology also works on the broad range of Intel® and AMD platforms, including AMD socket 939 and AM2 motherboards, as well as Intel 975X and P965 motherboards.

Using Avivo™ technology, the ATI Radeon X1650 XT provides incredible quality video playback for today’s high-definition media formats, displaying one billion colors, or 10-bit throughout the graphics pipeline1. The new card is HDCP-compliant, including a built-in EEPROM and HDCP key2. The ATI Radeon X1650 XT is also ready for Windows Vista™ with Windows Hardware Quality Labs (WHQL) certified drivers from AMD, in order to give users the complete Windows Vista experience, including the Aero™ interface3.

For more information on the ATI Radeon X1650 XT, native CrossFire technology, or any AMD products, please visit http://ati.amd.com .

About Advanced Micro Devices

Advanced Micro Devices (NYSE: AMD) is a leading global provider of innovative processing solutions in the computing, graphics and consumer electronics markets. AMD is dedicated to driving open innovation, choice and industry growth by delivering superior customer-centric solutions that empower consumers and businesses worldwide. For more information, visit www.amd.com .

Cautionary Statement

1 A monitor capable of displaying 10-bit color is also required in order to enjoy the benefits of 10-bit color from the ATI Radeon X1650 series.

2 ATI Radeon X1650 XT graphics cards built by AMD are HDCP-compliant, including a built-in EEPROM and HDCP key. Other components, such as HDCP content and an HDCP-capable display, are also required and not provided by AMD Inc. Third parties have the option of making their ATI Radeon X1650 XT boards HDCP-compliant as well. If this is an important feature to you, check with the third party board partner prior to purchasing a third party product.

3 On PCs configured to Microsoft Windows Vista™ Premium system requirements, this product supports the Premium Windows Aero™ User Experience within: Windows Vista Ultimate, Windows Vista Home Premium, Windows Vista Business, and Windows Vista Enterprise. Details at windowsvista.com/getready .

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