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New ATI graphics cards something for everyone?

New ATI graphics cards something for everyone?

ATI Technologies is introducing several graphics cards, including three it says offer top performance at a low cost and two more that make up a new family of high-end cards.

Three new Radeon cards offer the quality of ATI’s higher-end cards including simultaneous high-dynamic range lighting and full-screen anti-aliasing, but cost less then similar products, says ATI. The new X1300 XT costs US$89 (NZ$140), the X1650 Pro will retail for $99 (NZ$155) and the X1900XT will sell for $279 (NZ$436).

The cards can display 1.07 billion colours when used with 10-bit displays.

ATI is also introducing the Radeon X1950 series, offering fast performance and high quality imaging, aimed at serious gamers. The cards will cost $449 (NZ$701).

The X1950 can render fast frame rates at high resolutions or maximise image quality settings for users of mainstream resolutions.

All of the new cards are supported by Catalyst, ATI software that offers gamers ongoing software updates for performance, stability and new features.

Compatible with Microsoft’s upcoming Vista operating system and capable of supporting high-definition formats, the cards are meant to improve images displayed on PCs from games, DVDs and photos.

Both the new low-end and high-end cards are expected to ship on 14 September.


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