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Tyan® unleashes the Tachyon G9800 PRO, G9600 PRO, and G9200, graphics accelerators for high-end, mainstream, and entry level gaming - Tachyon G9800 PRO, G9600 PRO and G9200 Provides Flexibility and Control for a Wide Range of Gamers

Fremont, CA, June 9th, 2003 -
Tyan® today launched the Tachyon G9800 PRO, G9600 PRO, and G9200, graphics cards powered by three of ATI® Technology's new RADEON™ chipsets.  In addition to features such as DirectX 9.0 compatibility, DVI output support, AGP 8X support, and 128MB of high performance DDR memory, the cards are the only RADEON™ based graphics cards in the world to support hardware monitoring and fan speed adjustment.

Powered by the ATI® RADEON™ 9800 PRO, the world's fastest visual processing unit, the Tachyon G9800 PRO emerges as the top choice for demanding gaming applications.  It features a 380MHz clock speed, 128MB DDR memory, 256-bit memory interface, and 8-pixel pipeline architecture.

Designed around the ATI® RADEON™ 9600 PRO chipset, the Tachyon G9600 PRO is the ideal graphics solution for mainstream enthusiasts who desire more flexibility and control in performance. There will be two versions of the Tachyon G9600 PRO available; one which offers the standard VGA, DVI and TV-OUT, and another which offers DVI output, which will enable users to display crisp and vivid graphics on two digital LCD flat panel monitors.  Both will have fan speed control capabilities.

"We are proud to bring to market the Tachyon G9600 PRO, the first ATI chipset based graphics card to support DVI output," said Crystal Chang, Product Manager, Tachyon Graphics Line at Tyan. "This new feature, along with hardware monitoring, fan speed adjustment and advanced cooling system, demonstrate Tyan's firm commitment to building the best graphics cards available."

Based on the ATI® RADEON™ 9200 chipset, the Tachyon G9200 brings high-end features such DirectX 9.0 compatibility and AGP 8X support to the entry level market. The Tachyon G9200 has DVI output, a feature that few RADEON 9200 based graphics cards support.   The Tachyon G9200 also offers hardware monitoring through the Tachyon Graphics Monitor software (TGM) to monitor VPU temperature and regulate fan speed.  With the option of adjustable fan speeds, users can control the noise level of the fans to their preference and prolong fan life by keeping its activity in moderation.   
 "ATI has chosen Tyan as one of its key partners in graphics card development for the excellent quality of their products and their leadership in innovation," stated Matt Skynner, Director, Desktop Discrete Graphics at ATI Technologies.  "The Tachyon cards cater to a variety of end users' needs."

The Tachyon G9600 PRO and Tachyon G9200 are currently sampling, while mass production is scheduled for June. The Tachyon G9800 PRO will begin sampling in June, with mass production scheduled for July.

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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 Technologies

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).

Tyan is a registered trademark of Tyan Computer Corporation. ATI is a registered trademark of ATI Technologies.

 

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