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Wednesday, July 26, 2000
ATI Takes Blame For Leak
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Last Wednesday during Macworld Expo NY, IMG broke a story that would send shock waves throughout the Mac community. The unveiling of ATI's new graphic cards based on the Radeon chip was pulled from Steve Jobs' keynote, and from demo machines on the show floor.

ATI suffered the wrath of Steve Jobs after an ATI press release boasted that three new systems would have ATI graphics in them. The statement went on to say that , "One will be an iMac with the RAGE 4XL chip, the remaining two are PowerMacs which will ship with RAGE 128 PRO standard and Radeon." The release was sent over Business Wire a full two days before Steve Jobs' keynote.

In a statement to MacCentral, ATI said it takes full responsibility for accidentally leaking information two days early.

"Without going into great detail, ATI provided Business Wire Trade Show Services with the wrong information," ATI spokesman Brian Chadderton told MacCentral. "It was our fault and we take full responsibility for that."
When asked how this would affect Apple's relationship with ATI, the spokesman declined to answer.

So now the question that remains unanswered is; will the new Power Macs ship with the incredibily superior Radeon or the aging Rage 128 Pro cards? ATI hopes the spat will eventually be resolved and that the Radeon will make its way into the new Power Macs as a BTO option.

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