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Tyan® unleashes the much anticipated Tachyon G9700 PRO Graphics Card - Tyan®'s ATI RADEON™ Based Graphics Card Enters the Gamer's Market With High-Performance and Confidence

Fremont, CA, - November 25, 2002 -
Tyan® today launched the Tachyon G9700 PRO, the newest graphics card to utilize the ATI® RADEON™ 9700 PRO Visual Processing Unit (VPU).  AGP 8X compatible, the Tachyon G9700 PRO is a leading graphics accelerator designed with more powerful capabilities hardware monitoring, overclocking, and temperature control through special cooling.

The Tachyon G9700 PRO is the only RADEON 9700 based graphics card on the market with hardware monitoring.  The Tyan Graphics Monitor is a user-friendly system monitoring utility that allows the user to monitor in real-time the fan speed, voltage, and VPU and memory temperatures.

In addition, the Tachyon G9700 PRO can be overclocked nearly up to 400MHz making it the fastest graphics card today.  Fitted with an advanced cooling system, the graphics card can run cool and stable with memory speeds approaching the limits of today's DDR memory technology. 

The Tachyon G9700 PRO also includes the technologies ATI has developed: SMOOTHVISION™ 2.0, SMARTSHADER™ 2.0, HYPERZ™ III, and TRUFORM™ 2.0, and 128-bit color.  These features enable immersive cinematic quality games and realistic 3-D animation.

"Gamers, enthusiasts, and power users will highly appreciate the benefits of the Tachyon G9700 PRO and with full Linux support", stated Danny Hsu, Director of Sales and Marketing at Tyan.  "Its features and capabilities prove that Tyan exceeds expectations in the gaming market."

"The Tachyon G9700 PRO is impressive in its features, performance, and has proven its innovation in its design," stated Matt Skynner, Director of Graphics Partner Marketing, at ATI.  "We are pleased to collaborate with Tyan in the graphics cards venture."

Tyan has also released AGP 8X and AGP 8X Pro based motherboards that complement the Tachyon G9700 PRO for any number of ideal workstation, gaming, or multimedia solutions. The Trinity KT400 S2495 takes advantage of AMD®'s Athlon™ XP processor with Advanced 333MHz Front Side Bus. The Trinity i7205 S2662 supports Intel®'s Pentium™ 4 processor with HyperThreading technology and incredibly fast dual channel DDR memory bandwidth at 4.27GB per second.  Finally, the Thunder i7505 S2665 is powered by dual Intel Xeon with 512K L2 cache processors, features maximized dual channel DDR memory capabilities, integrated Gigabit Ethernet and optional Ultra320 LVD SCSI support.

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About Tyan

Tyan Computer Corporation, founded in 1989 by long-time Intel and IBM executive Dr. T. Symon Chang, designs, manufactures and markets advanced system board technology.  Its products are sold to OEMs, VARs, System Integrators, and Resellers worldwide.  Over the last decade, Tyan has consistently been one of the fastest growing technology companies in the United States.  Tyan was named to the prestigious INC 500 in 1997 and 1998 (19th fastest growing U.S. company in 1997).  Tyan was also ranked by Deloitte & Touche as one of the USA's "Fast 500", as well as one of Silicon Valley's "Fast 50" companies in 1998.
 

About ATI

ATI Technologies Inc. is a world leader in the design and manufacture of innovative 3D graphics and digital media silicon solutions. An industry pioneer since 1985, ATI is the world's foremost visual processor unit (VPU) provider and is dedicated to deliver leading-edge performance solutions for the full range of PC and Mac desktop and notebook platforms, workstation, set-top and digital television, game console and handheld markets. With 2001 revenues in excess of US $1 billion, ATI has more than 1,900 employees in the Americas, Europe and Asia. ATI common shares trade on NASDAQ (ATYT) and the Toronto Stock Exchange (ATY).
 

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