August 14, 2001

ATI bumps up chip performance

Author: JT Smith "ATI Technologies boosted its Radeon graphics chip lineup on Tuesday, announcing
processors that it claims offer up to three times better performance than its current
product, for about the same price.

The graphics chipmaker announced its fastest-yet Radeon 8500 and mid-range Radeon 7500,
which will hit the market next month. ATI plans to offer both chips on graphics boards.

The new 8500 is aimed at the high-end PC market and at game enthusiasts, the company said.
The chip performs between two and three times faster than ATI's current Radeon VE, the company


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