IBM uses ATI Pro Graphics cards...
|Date: Thursday February 28, 2002
|Category: Video Cards
Manufacturer Link: IBM
|IBM chooses ATI's FIRE GL(tm) 8800 workstation graphics boards to power IBM
IBM chooses ATI's FIRE GL(tm) 8800 workstation graphics boards to power IBM
FIRE GL(tm) 8800 excellent choice for digital content creators, 3D
animators and CAD/CAM artists
MARKHAM, Ontario, February 27, 2002 - The FIRE GL(tm) 8800, a graphics
solution ideally suited for digital designers and artists, will be offered
by IBM in IntelliStation E Pro and M Pro professional workstation systems.
The FIRE GL 8800 is well matched to professional content creation and
playback with superior application performance using OpenGL(r). Based on
the same graphics architecture as ATI's RADEON 8500, it also fully supports
Microsoft's DirectX(tm) 8.1 specification allowing developers to design a
game in OpenGL and play it back using ATI's innovative TRUFORM(tm) and
SMARTSHADER(tm) rendering technologies - a real advantage when image
quality is of utmost importance.
"The IntelliStation and Fire GL 8800 combination will enable customers to
deliver superior results," said Rick Bergman, Senior Vice President of
Marketing & General Manager, Desktop Marketing, ATI Technologies Inc. "We
are pleased that IBM recognizes the features and functionality of the Fire
GL 8800 by introducing it into their system lineup."
The FIRE GL 8800 comes standard in five IBM IntelliStation models:
IntelliStation E Pro model 621453U and IntelliStation M Pro models 622915U,
622925U, 622945U and 622955U. The systems represent a variety of mid-range
configurations ranging in price from $2,919 to $3,659.(1)
Standard features of the FIRE GL 8800 include 128MB of DDR memory and
industry-leading optimized Workstation OpenGL performance, DVD video
playback as well as support for 3D resolutions (32-bit color) up to 2048 X
1536 pixels, digital flat panel and various configurations of multiple
displays. The FIRE GL 8800 uses a 165 MHz integrated TMDS transmitter to
support DVI up to 1600 X 1200 pixels resolution.
For more information on the FIRE GL 8800 please visit www.ati.com. For more
information on IBM's products, please visit www.ibm.com.
Founded in 1985, ATI Technologies Inc. is a world leader in the supply of
graphics, video and multimedia solutions for the personal computer and Mac
platforms. The pioneer, innovator and market leader in the graphics
industry, ATI provides cutting-edge technologies for the PC, workstation,
set-top box, game console and other consumer appliances markets. The
Company has more than 1,900 employees supporting customers from its
headquarters in Markham, Ontario, Canada, as well as from offices in
Barbados, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Japan, Malaysia, the United
Kingdom and the United States. ATI common shares trade on NASDAQ (ATYT) and
the Toronto Stock Exchange (ATY).
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