UPDATE: Creative chooses ATI for Blaster 5 (in Asia)

Thanks JimmyT who alerted us to this news. It seems that Creative has ditched its affiliation with NVIDIA and has chosen to market its Creative Blaster 5 series of cards under the ATI flag. On offer are RX9700 Pro, RX9000 Pro & RX9000 64MB cards with the RX9000 Pro DDR memory clocked at 550MHz. This is surely a blow to NVIDIA who hoped to steal the ATI (mostly short lived) crown with its new GeForceFX cards. ATI appear to be making leaps and bounds in as far as consumer confidence goes with its new unified drivers improving with every release NVIDIA certainly have their work cut out for them.

    Introducing the state-of-the-art 3D Blaster 5 RX9700 Pro, the fastest 3D game accelerator ever created for the PC. Featuring the world's first 8-pipeline architecture in RADEON™ 9700 Pro Visual Processing Unit (VPU) running on a core clock of 325MHz and packed with 128MB of 620MHz DDR memory, this lethal combination will blow you away with breakneck speed performance, real-time cinematic visual effects and cutting-edge video features!

    3D Blaster 5 RX9700 Pro leads the way to a new 3D gaming era with support for the all-new DirectX® 9.0 and high-bandwidth AGP 8X standard. This is one piece of technology that will put you ahead of the pack.

News source: Creative Asia


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