Thursday, April 27, 2017
Search
  
Submit your own News for
inclusion in our Site.
Click here...
Breaking News
Acer Rolls Out New Ultrathin Gaming Notebooks, Detachables, and All-in-One PCs
Samsung And Apple Maintain Top Spots in Smartphone Market
Noctua Offers Free Mounting Upgrade for Intel's New LGA2066 platform and Skylake-X CPUs
Razer Unveils the Razer Lancehead Wireless Gaming Mouse
BlackBerry KeyOne KEYone Android Smartphone Launching Next Month
Apple Pay, Samsung Pay and Android Pay Set To Expand This Year
CyberLink Introduces MakeupDirector 2
Nintendo's Switch Console To Double Company's Full-year Profit
Active Discussions
Which of these DVD media are the best, most durable?
How to back up a PS2 DL game
Copy a protected DVD?
roxio issues with xp pro
Help make DVDInfoPro better with dvdinfomantis!!!
menu making
Optiarc AD-7260S review
cdrw trouble
 Home > News > Graphics Cards > ATI Ush...
Last 7 Days News : SU MO TU WE TH FR SA All News

Thursday, September 02, 2004
ATI Ushers in a New Era of Usability and Customization for PC Graphics


ATI Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ:ATYT) (TSX:ATY), the industry leader for 3D graphics, today announced the introduction of a remarkable new innovation in driver usability, CATALYST(TM) Control Center.

Built on the Microsoft .NET Framework, CATALYST Control Center is a modular suite of applications designed to simplify driver configuration and customization, while maximizing 3D performance. The introduction of CATALYST Control Center signals an evolution in PC graphics technology, with mainstream consumers now having the ability to substantially improve their user experience through a simple "point and click" interface.

"By publishing a standard interface and adopting a modular architecture based on the Microsoft .NET Framework, ATI has delivered a flexible and open interface for developers of graphics-intensive applications," said Charles Fitzgerald, General Manager, Developer & Platform Evangelism, Microsoft Corp. "The CATALYST Control Center architecture enables third-party customers to rapidly develop and deliver new exciting features using familiar development tools and skills, increasing developer and end-user productivity and enhancing the PC experience without compromising driver stability."

The CATALYST Control Center experience begins with the desktop manager, an innovative tool that guides users through the process of easily configuring their displays. The real-time 3D rendering preview panel enables users to visually see the impact of adjusting performance on their system. Personalization is taken to a new level through assignable hot keys and customizable profiles for applications, video and gaming. Previously, these kinds of capabilities were unavailable or extremely difficult for the average user to expose. Design innovation has also been enhanced through the availability of multiple skins. In addition users can design their own skins with customized look, feel and content for use in their computing environment.

"With the release of CATALYST Control Center, ATI is simplifying driver usability and providing a platform to educate users on the capabilities of their 3D hardware," said Randy Copeland, President, Velocity Micro. "Through easy customization we can deliver a more personalized computing experience while allowing them to maximize 3D performance in their favorite games and applications."

Highly extensible, the CATALYST Control Center will also offer a Software Development Kit (SDK) to enable users to develop custom skins and plug-ins for their favorite applications. The SDK will be in beta form at launch, with a final version expected later this year. To encourage the participation of the user community, ATI will be sponsoring an online contest with prizes for the top plug-ins and skins for CATALYST Control Center. This promotion is expected to kick-off in October 2004.

"As 3D hardware performance continues to move forward it is imperative that software innovation keep pace, ensuring users derive maximum value from their graphics processor," said Ben Bar-Haim, Vice President, Software, ATI Technologies. "With the introduction of CATALYST Control Center, we provide a standards-based solution that shields the user from complexity, while allowing them to enjoy a more customized experience and fully harness the performance and features found in their ATI graphics accelerator."

CATALYST Control Center is compatible with a range of ATI RADEON(R) desktop graphics processors. Future releases will expand support to include mobile, integrated, and workstation product portfolios. For more information please visit www.ati.com.


Previous
Next
HP Continues to Combat the Gray Market, Files Suit for Fraud, Breach of Contract and Conspiracy        All News        Canon launch three new multi-media projectors
NVIDIA and Nexon Form Strategic Worldwide Technical and Marketing Alliance     Graphics Cards News      EA SPORTS NASCAR 2005: Chase for the Cup Ships

Get RSS feed Easy Print E-Mail this Message

Related News
Apple Says it No Longer Needs Imagination Technologies's GPU Tech
Imagination Details New iPhone's Graphics - Meet The Furian 8XT Architecture
PS Vue Now Lets You Watch Multiple Channels at Once
Sony Says PLAYSTATION VR Sells Through 915,000 Units
VR-capable Imagination Series8XE GPU is Targeted At Low-end Smartphones
Sony Leads The VR Market
Imagination And DENSO Are Teaming Up On Automotive
PlayStation Vue Looses Viacom Channels
Sony Brings PlayStation Vue To Android TVs
Pioneer DJ NXS2 System Now Compatible with TRAKTOR - CDJ-2000NXS2 and DJM-900NXS2 Now Support TRAKTOR PRO 2 and TRAKTOR SCRATCH PRO 2
Sony's PlayStation virtual-reality Headset Available Today
Sony Promises VR Entertainment Content At Tokyo Game Show

Most Popular News
 
Home | News | All News | Reviews | Articles | Guides | Download | Expert Area | Forum | Site Info
Site best viewed at 1024x768+ - CDRINFO.COM 1998-2017 - All rights reserved -
Privacy policy - Contact Us .