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Info-Tek Releases the World’s Most Powerful Graphics Card - GECUBE RADEON X1800 Series

Info-Tek Press Release

For Immediate Release

Taipei, Taiwan, October 7, 2005--Info-Tek Corporation, the supplier of the world's leading graphics card brand GECUBETM, has announced the release of the new GECUBETM RADEON® X1800 graphics card. Utilising ATI's newest R520 architecture, the GECUBETM RADEON® X1800XT graphics card propels the gaming industry into another visual dimension, featuring a 625HMz core clock speed yielding 1.5GHz memory clock speed and on-board 512MB GDDR3 memory. Both the GECUBE RADEON X1300 and GECUBE RADEON X1600 will be released simultaneously with the world's most powerful graphics card, the RADEON X1800.

The highly anticipated release of the GECUBE RADEON® X1800 with ATI CrossFireTM Platform and Multi-VPU Technology support, will introduce cutting-edge technology plus an entirely new 512MB memory platform to unlock the potential of 3D gaming. The powerful 512MB GDDR3 memory of the RADEON X1800 lets users experience unparalleled game elements and intensely realistic colours at higher resolutions like 1920x1440 and 2048x1536. The doubling of memory also enhances visual quality and speeds up responsiveness without affecting performance.

The GECUBE RADEON® X1800 512MB memory also affects game developers, whom may now set the bar for visual performance higher than before for next-generation games currently in production. Memory-intensive processes such as storing high definition textures, concurrent access to multiple high definition source maps, and techniques for multiple rendering targets will now be obsolete. Marking a momentum shift in the gaming industry, 512MB memory will now allow developers to concentrate on other gaming facets and worry less about memory usage.

GECUBETM X1800 Technologies

The World's Most Advanced 3D Technology: Enjoy smooth shader-rich gaming with the most advanced 3D arsenal including: a 90-nanometer GPU, an ultra-threaded core 3D architecture, and 512-bit ring-bus memory controller.

AvivoTM from ATI Technologies Inc.: Avivo includes hardware and software technologies that refine video capture and playback, and greatly improve display quality such as 64 times the number of colors currently available in current PCs backed by unprecedented 10-bit processing via Avivo's display engine.

CrossFireTM Platform support: CrossFire employs multiple RADEON® visual processing units (VPUs) working together in your PC. In other words, you may combine RADEON graphics cards on one motherboard to speed up your gaming prowess with "supertiling," a high-performance GPU sharing that evenly divides the processing and graphics rendering workload between the dual graphics cards.

Dual DVI: The GECUBE RADEON X1800 graphics card supports 16 pixel shader pipelines and 6 vertex engines for extreme 3D image processing that provide a smooth and refined image display and enhanced colour saturation. The RADEON X1800 also supports dual DVI for a more detailed picture quality and enhanced functions.

Shader Model 3.0 Support: Brand new pixel and vertex shaders are grouped together to create realistic lighting and shading for 3D gaming in order to enhance gaming backgrounds and portray convincing gaming situations.

Specification

Product Name GC-X1800XLD-VID3

GC-X1800XTD-VIE3

ASIC

R520XL (90nm)

R520XT (90nm)

Core/Memory

500MHz/1.0GHz

625MHz/1.5GHz (Dynamic)

Pixel Pipeline

16

16

Shader Model

3.0

3.0

Memory Bus

256-bit (512-bit Internal Ring Bus)

256-bit (512-bit Internal Ring Bus)

Memory Type

GDDR3/256MB

GDDR3

512MB/256MB

Interface

PCI Express x16

PCI Express x16

TV-Out

S/HDTV-out

S/HDTV-out

DVI

Dual DVI

Dual DVI

D-Sub

Yes (By Dongle)

Yes (By Dongle)

Video-In

Yes (AVIVO)

Yes (AVIVO)

HDTV

HDTV by S to YPbPr cable ( default included)

HDTV by S to YPbPr cable ( default included)

Multi-VPU Support

Crossfire ready

Crossfire ready

Cooling

ATI Original Fan

ATI Original Fan

Product Name GC-RX1600PG2-D3

GC-RX1600XTG3-D3

GC-RX1300-D3

GC-RX1300GE2-D3

GC-RX1300PG2-D3

ASIC

RV530PRO (90nm)

RV530XT (90nm)

RV515LE (90nm)

RV515LE (90nm)

RV515PRO (90nm)

Core/Memory

500/780MHz

590MHz/1.38GHz

450/500Mhz

450/533Mhz

600/800Mhz

Pixel Pipeline

12

12

4

4

4

Shader Model

3.0

3.0

3.0

3.0

3.0

Memory Bus

128-bit (256-bit Internal Ring Bus)

128-bit (256-bit Internal Ring Bus)

128-bit

64-bit

128-bit

Memory Type

DDR2

256MB

GDDR3

256MB

DDR/256MB

DDR2/256MB

DDR2/256MB

Interface

PCI Express x16

PCI Express x16

PCI Express x16

PCI Express x16

PCI Express x16

TV-Out

S/HDTV-out

S/HDTV-out

S/HDTV-out

S/HDTV-out

S/HDTV-out

DVI

Dual DVI

Dual DVI

Yes

Yes

Yes

D-Sub

Yes (By Dongle)

Yes (By Dongle)

Yes

Yes

Yes

Video-In

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

HDTV

HDTV by S to YPbPr cable ( default included)

HDTV by S to YPbPr cable ( default included)

HDTV by S to YPbPr cable ( Optional)

HDTV by S to YPbPr cable ( Optional)

HDTV by S to YPbPr cable (Default Included)

Multi-VPU Support

Crossfire ready

Crossfire ready

Crossfire ready

(Software)

Crossfire ready

(Software)

Crossfire ready

(Software)

Cooling

Integrated Fan

Integrated Fan

Passive

Passive

Integrated Fan

About Info-Tek and GECUBE

GECUBE is a brand name, property and trademark of Info-Tek Corporation. Products under this brand name include graphics cards and computer peripheral hardware products.

Info-Tek Corp., established in 1990, has been devoted to contract manufacturing services for motherboards and interface cards. Four main production centers have been established both in Taiwan and China. The Multimedia Business Unit of Info-Tek is dedicated to the development, marketing and sales of the GECUBE brand name and products along with its own independent R&D team. The supporting marketing and sales network provides total multimedia solutions. For more information, please visit us at http://www.gecube.com.

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Ms. Sarah Chard sarah.chard@theprroom.co.uk Tel: 0870 420 8130

ATI® and RADEON® are trademarks or registered trademarks of ATI Technologies Inc. Other names and brands may be claimed as the property of others.

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