March 6, 2003 , CA USA: Sapphire Technology LTD introduces RADEON™ 9800 ATLANTIS Pro: A leading supplier of ATI-based graphics products today announced the introduction of two new additions to their ever evolving graphic card family with the RADEON™ 9800 ATLANTIS PRO. Topple performance expectations with enhanced visual effects, before reserved only for big budget Hollywood movies, now made available to the home PC platform with the RADEON™ 9800 ATLANTIS Series’ robust hardware. Showcasing the only 8-pipeline graphics solution in its 2nd generation and coming equipped with 128MB of DDR memory operating with a 256-bit memory interface solidifies SAPPHIRE’s perch atop the high-end graphics card market. Both models promise to eradicate graphic system bottlenecks and inspire you to rekindle your passion for gaming.
Erect Worlds of Wonderment with the Acclaimed Feature-Set of the RADEON™ 9800 PRO VPU.
The “Big Bang” creation of your virtual world erupts from the SAPPHIRE RADEON™ 9800 ATLANTIS Series, fueled by the raw power of the world’s most complex VPU in the ATi RADEON™ 9800 core technology it is based upon. Enjoy elaborate worlds bursting with life, rendered in real-time with cinematic-quality lighting effects supported by DirectX® 9.0 and made possible by the RADEON™ 9800 VPU’s, SMARTSHADER™ 2.1 technology. Engulf yourself in environments absent of jagged edges, and constructed with precision spatial representation, made possible by full-scene anti-aliasing (FSAA) and anisotropic filtering, found in SMOOTHVISION™ 2.1. All of these features, without the frame rate hit due in part to the HYPERZ™ III+
technology embedded in the RADEON™ 9800 core that removes unseen pixels from memory and reduce the necessary memory bandwidth consumption by over 50%! When paired with the acclaimed CATALYST™ driver suite, the SAPPHIRE RADEON™ 9800 ATLANTIS Series renders the competition obsolete!
The Perfect Marriage of Hardware and Software
Melding hardware and software, the RADEON™ 9800 ATLANTIS Series of graphics cards personifies all that is desired in today’s bleeding-edge graphics card. Enjoy extreme digital clarity via the DVI-I connection found on RADEON™ 9800 ATLANTIS Series. Take part in an unparalleled big screen gaming experience with the RADEON™ 9800 ATLANTIS Series’ superb TV-out image quality. Experience enlivening 3D gaming right out of the box with the acclaimed CATALYST™ software suite, and an award wining software bundle that SAPPHIRE has become famous for. Tweak your driver settings to absolute perfection for the best possible gaming visuals and performance with the included REDLINE tweak utility.
Expand Your Digital Horizons
Bridge the worlds of gaming and video-playback with the impressive fusion of hardware and software in the RADEON™ 9800 ATLANTIS Series’s VIDEOSHADER™ and FULLSTREAM™ technologies. Expand your horizons across two desktops and increase productivity with the CATALYST™ suite’s HYDRAVISION™ Dual-monitor support feature. Sapphire will commence shipments of the RADEON™ 9800 ATLANTIS PRO to both retail customers and distributors in late March where it will join the acclaimed ULTIMATE RADEON 9700 ATLANTIS PRO and
RADEON 9500 ATLANTIS PRO, as well as Sapphire’s other equally strong retail products in stores and via online E-Tailers.
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