Timed for the release of Windows Vista RC1, ATI's rock-solid drivers deliver new levels of performance and features
MARKHAM, ONTARIO, Sep 5, 2006 (CCNMatthews via COMTEX News Network) -- Coinciding with the release of Microsoft Windows Vista Release Candidate 1 (RC1), ATI (TSX:ATY)(NASDAQ:ATYT) announced that it is ready for the forthcoming public launch of Microsoft Corp.'s operating system, as demonstrated by new Catalyst® drivers available now. ATI's latest drivers for Windows Vista improve on the leading stability and performance found in previous versions, and introduce new features such as ATI's Powerplay™ power management technology for improved battery life for mobile platforms. When combined with ATI's graphics processors, ATI's drivers enable the fullest possible experience today for Windows Vista(1).
"With today's release, ATI is demonstrating that its graphics hardware and software are ready to provide the best experience possible for users of Windows Vista," said Mike Sievert, corporate vice president for Windows Client Marketing at Microsoft. "ATI has played an important role to ensure the public can take advantage of extremely stable, feature-rich, high performance drivers that showcase the capabilities of Windows Vista."
"ATI continues to introduce shipping-caliber drivers for Windows Vista that improve on the stability, performance and feature set of versions past," said Ben Bar-Haim, vice president of Software Engineering, ATI Technologies. "The quality of ATI's drivers ensure that upon the release of Windows Vista, OEMs, system integrators, businesses and consumers can take advantage of the best experience Windows Vista has to offer."
ATI's Windows Display Driver Model (WDDM) drivers continue to deliver exceptional stability and performance in Windows Vista. Using ATI drivers, the full 3D functionality of the Windows Vista desktop user interface known as Windows Aero is unlocked(2). The new drivers also enable features such as ATI's Powerplay™ power management technology, designed to optimize battery life for mobile platforms by automatically adjusting the balance between performance and power consumption based on the workload at hand.
ATI's latest Catalyst drivers for Microsoft Windows Vista are available for download from the ATI website at http://www.ati.com
About ATI Technologies
ATI Technologies Inc. is a world leader in the design and manufacture of innovative 3D graphics, PC platform technologies and digital media silicon solutions. An industry pioneer since 1985, ATI is the world's foremost graphics processor unit (GPU) provider and is dedicated to deliver leading-edge performance solutions for the full range of PC and Mac desktop and notebook platforms, workstation, set-top and digital television, game console and handheld device markets. With fiscal 2005 revenues of US $2.22 billion, ATI has more than 3,700 employees in the Americas, Europe and Asia. ATI common shares trade on NASDAQ (ATYT) and the Toronto Stock Exchange (ATY).