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03-07-2003, 05:09 AM
VisionTek and ATI partner to bring fastest and most advanced 3D graphics processors to leading retailers, e-tailers, and system builders.

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill., March 6, 2003 / PR NEWSWIRE / - - VisionTek, a division of Hartford Computer Group and a leading supplier of advanced PC graphics cards and memory solutions, today announced details about its new line of 3D graphics accelerators based upon the newest visual processor units in ATI’s RADEON™ family of products. ATI, a leader in graphics innovation, introduced three new product families yesterday during the annual Game Developers Conference in San Jose, CA.

The new line of products has offerings for entry level, mainstream, and hard core PC gamers. “As ATI’s Premium Retail Partner for North America, we are overwhelmed by the depth and the breadth of ATI’s new family of products, remarked Tony Graffia Jr., president of Hartford Computer Group, Inc. parent company of VisionTek. ”You usually only see one or two products come out at a time, but with three new product families coming out, we can offer consumers the best performance and value in every segment.”

The XTASY 9800PRO delivers the fastest and most visually advanced performance of any graphics processor. It features 256-bit memory interface, full Microsoft DirectX® 9 support and an 8-pixel pipeline to deliver real-time Hollywood style graphics and a gaming experience that surpasses all others. The XTASY 9600 series delivers amazing DirectX 9 performance to the mainstream market with quad pixel pipes and dual vertex engines. It is built on a .13 micron process. The XTASY 9200 series brings much of the power of its brethren to PC users on a more conservative budget.

“VisionTek has always been a market leader with their graphics solutions.” commented Rick Bergman, senior vice president, marketing and general manager, desktop, ATI Technologies, Inc. “We are excited to see the strength and innovation of our new processors matched with a brand that is so well known and respected by graphics card consumers.”

VisionTek plans to bring products based on each new family of products to its retailers, e-tailers, direct marketers, and system builders as these products becomes available from ATI.

VisionTek’s current line of XTASY products are available at leading retailers including CompUSA and Fry’s Electronics. VisionTek graphics products are backed by a limited lifetime warranty and toll free technical support. VisionTek is also honoring all XTASY retail product warranties to consumers who purchased VisionTek retail packaged products anytime in the past and they are continuing to provide toll-free technical support on all XTASY retail products purchased from VisionTek’s retailers.

About VisionTek: VisionTek is a division of Hartford Computer Group Inc. Founded in 1978, Hartford has evolved into an organization specializing in technology services, IT asset management, and IT equipment services. Hartford Computer Group acquired the VisionTek and XTASY brands in December 2002 and is committed to bringing the most innovative and best performing products to PC enthusiasts.

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).

03-07-2003, 08:05 AM
visiontek was gone for a while sounds like ati took them over