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  ASUS Debuts Graphics Cards Powered by ATI RADEON 
  Oct 01, 2003, 08:30am EDT 
 
Taipei, Taiwan, September 30, 2003 Ė ASUSTeK Computer Inc. ASUS), a worldwide leader in high-performance graphics solutions, today announced the addition of ATI RADEON powered graphics cards to the ASUS product line. The new products include the ASUS RADEON 9800XT, RADEON 9600XT, RADEON 9600SE and RADEON 9200SE. These graphics cards, the result of ASUSís new partnership with ATI Technologies Inc., were created to meet demand for ASUS customers who want the performance and visual realism of latest ATI RADEON Visual Processing Units (VPUs).

The ASUS RADEON 9800XT, RADEON 9600XT, and RADEON 9600SE fully support Microsoft(r) DirectX(r) 9, the best performance and visual realism for the latest, hyper-realistic games such as Half-Life 2. For value-conscious users, the ASUS RADEON 9200SE provides good performance and image quality for everyday use.

ASUS also incorporated a wide range of innovative features, found exclusively on ASUS cards, to enhance graphics performance and deliver more value to the all-new solutions.

ASUS Special Features:

Ultimate system protection
ASUSís SmartDoctorTM prevents damage to your systems and graphics cards by monitoring temperature, fan speed and AGP power level.

Efficient cooling system
Efficient cooling is the key to reliability. With copper heat-pipe, a huge copper heatsink, and twin fan design, the ASUS RADEON 9800XT keeps your system cool even at fast speeds. Similarly, the ASUS RADEON 9600XT, 9600SE and 9200SE provide cooling systems that outclass the competition.

Smart CoolingTM technology for noiseless life
This advanced technology intelligently lowers fan speed when VPU temperature decreases from lighter system load, ensuring a quiet computing environment.

Optimized Board Design
Unlike competitors that use stock, reference designs, ASUS optimized the layout and components of its RADEON series graphics cards to incorporate features that enhance reliability, and improve performance.

GameFaceTM
ASUSís GameFace video chat feature allows gamers to see and talk to friends while playing online games.

VideoSecurityTM for security monitoring
The VideoSecurity software allows users to create their own security monitoring systems. The software can be configured to record video when movement is detected and to issue phone or email alerts. Users can also monitor video over the Internet.

ASUS Digital VCR
The ASUS Digital VCR allows users to capture and play their favorite television programs.

Diverse Dual Display Connectivity
The ASUS RADEON 9800XT/9600XT/9600SE support dual-DVI and two DVI-to-VGA adaptors, enabling connectivity to a full-range of display devices

Key Specifications*

Model
R9800XT/256M
R9600XT/128M
R9600SE/128M
R9200SE/128M
R9200SE/64M

Graphics Engine
RADEON 9800XT
RADEON 9600XT
RADEON 9600SE
RADEON 9200SE
RADEON 9200SE

Video Memory
256MB DDR
128MB DDR
128MB DDR
128MB DDR
64MB DDR

Engine Clock
412 MHz
500 MHz
325 MHz
200 MHz
200 MHz

Memory Clock
730MHz
(365MHz DDR)
750MHz
(325MHz DDR)
400MHz
(200MHz DDR)
333MHz
(166MHz DDR)
333MHz
(166MHz DDR)

RAMDAC
400MHz
400MHz
400MHz
400MHz
400MHz

Max. Resolution
2048 X 1536
2048 X 1536
2048 X 1536
2048 X 1536
2048 X 1536

Bus Standard
AGP 8X/4X/2X
AGP 8X/4X/2X
AGP 8X/4X/2X
AGP 8X/4X/2X
AGP 8X/4X/2X

VGA out port
Standard 15-pin VGA
Standard 15-pin VGA
Standard 15-pin VGA
Standard 15-pin VGA
Standard 15-pin VGA

TV-out port
S-VHS & Composite
S-VHS & Composite
S-VHS & Composite
S-VHS & Composite
S-VHS & Composite

Video-in port
S-VHS & Composite
S-VHS & Composite

DVI-I
YES (Dual DVI)
YES (Dual DVI)
YES (Dual DVI)

2nd VGA
YES (Dual VGA)
YES (Dual VGA)
YES (Dual VGA)

ASUS Cooling technology
SmartDoctor & Smart Cooling
SmartDoctor & Smart Cooling

Other ASUS technologies
VideoSecurity II, GameFace, Digital VCR
VideoSecurity II, GameFace, Digital VCR
VideoSecurity II, GameFace
VideoSecurity II, GameFace
VideoSecurity II, GameFace

* Specifications are subject to changes without notice.

The ASUS RADEON Series is available now. For more information, please visit the company website at http://www.asus.com

 

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