Taipei, Taiwan, 7 November 2003 – First International Computer, Inc (FIC), a leading supplier for many of the industry’s leading PC brand names and a world leader in the design and production of graphic cards, introduces two new graphics cards – the FIC A96X and the FIC A98X. The A96X is based on the ATi Radeon 9600 series graphics engine, representing an unparalleled combination of cinematic and high-performance functionality. While the A98X, using an ATi Radeon 9800 series solution, provides real-time cinematic pixel precision and blazing fast clock speeds.

A96X – FIC’s A96X delivers exceptional power by leveraging the latest advances in ATi engineering. Four parallel rendering pipelines support a pixel fill rate of 2.0 Gpixels/sec. While it’s dual-channel DDR memory interface supports a 128 MB configuration. The Radeon 9600 XT based A96X also has an engine clock rate of 500 MHz and a memory clock rate of 600 MHz, delivering faster performance for the mainstream segment.

A98X – The A98X by FIC also takes advantage of advanced ATi engineering, delivering cinematic graphics with a new level of quality and consistency. The A98X features 8 programmable rendering pipelines processing up to 3.3 Gpixels/sec. It also supports 256 MB configurations with its high-performance quad-channel DDR memory interface. In addition, the FIC A98X has an engine and memory clock rate of 412 MHz and 365 MHz, respectively. All of these features make it the fastest and most visually advanced graphics technology in the world.

Both the A96X and the A98X feature the industry’s most established Visual Processing Unit (VPU), and the only one now in its 3rd generation. As an added bonus, each graphics card will be bundled with the PC game Half Life 2. Developed by Valve Software, Half Life 2 is one of the most highly anticipated games of the year.

For more information about these ATi based graphics cards or any of FIC’s exciting and innovative products – motherboards, PC systems, notebooks, mobile solutions, or servers – go to our website at www.fic.com.tw, or contact us at mkt@fic.com.tw.