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Wednesday, July 18, 2001
MWNY: ATI Announces Radeon VE Mac Edition
8:53 AM | Lucian Fong | Comment on this story

Mac gamers who have either been waiting for a lower-cost alternative to the Radeon or a to replace their obsolete Voodoo cards have finally had their prayers answered. Today, ATI announced that the Radeon VE will be available for the Macintosh. Priced at $129, the Radeon VE Mac Edition will be available in PCI format and will feature 32 megabytes of DDR memory, VGA and DVI connectivity, and S-video out. Of course, the Radeon VE will support all the major 2D and 3D API's as well as Mac OS X. Here is a portion from ATI's press release:

ATI Technologies Inc. (TSE: ATY, NASDAQ: ATYT), a world
leader in the supply of graphics, video and multimedia solutions, today
announced availability of the RADEON(tm) VE MAC EDITION graphics card for
Apple users.

Based on ATI's highly integrated, cost-effective and award-winning RADEON
VE chip, RADEON VE MAC EDITION is specifically designed to provide
dual-display capability, enabling any combination of VGA (video graphics
array), DVI (digital visual interface) and TV.

Featuring 32MB (megabytes) of DDR (double data rate) memory and ATI's
patented HYPER Z(tm) technology, RADEON VE MAC EDITION delivers excellent
2D and 3D performance. Additional ATI features such as VIDEO IMMERSION(tm)
and support of industry standards like OpenGL(r) and QuickTime(r), ensure
that the RADEON VE MAC EDITION delivers excellent value for its price
range, and meets the needs of the mainstream PCI Mac market.

In order to hit the $129 price point, ATI removed the T&L engine and one texturing pipeline, cutting the theoretical fillrate in half. Despite this, the Radeon VE should still be a strong overall performer. Watch for a review from IMG in the near future.

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