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Press release:  ASUS announces V8200 Series NVIDIA GeForce3TM Graphics Card

Date : 2001-03-05

Taipei, Taiwan, March 5, 2001 - ASUSTeK Computer Inc. (TSE:2357) today
announced its next generation graphics card - ASUS V8200 series. The new
graphics card is powered with the world・s first programmable nFiniteFX(tm)
graphics processor unit (GPU) - NVIDIA(r) GeForce3. Based on the successful
experience of ASUS・s award-winning V6600/6800, V7100 and V7700, ASUS・s new
V8200 series completely exhibits the power of NVIDIA・s GeForce3 GPU and
superior 460MHz Double Data Rate frame buffer. This card undisputedly stands
at the forefront of graphics technologies and brings users unbelievable 3D
visual experiences like never before!

Most Sophisticated Visual Realism


ASUS V8200 series is powered by the most advanced graphics processing unit
on earth - the fully programmable nFiniteFX(tm) engine, which integrates a
complete instruction set enabling dynamic reconfiguration, fully exposed
registers for vertex and pixel shading, as well as custom lighting,
transform and effects programs. With this breakthrough architecture, ASUS
V8200 series easily surpasses all previous graphics cards by creating an
infinite number of pixel-level special effects that bring jaw-dropping
realism.

Breakthrough High-Speed Excitement


Featuring earth-shattering performance of 3.2 billion samples per second
FSAA fill rate, 76 GigaFLOPS, 800 billion operations per second, and
7.4GB/sec effective memory bandwidth. The ASUS V8200 series leverages new
powerful designs such as Lightspeed Memory Architecture(tm) and RenderScale
Technology, and brings users supreme speed transitions and high refresh
rates.

The Best 3D Performance and Safety


In order to guarantee the most protection and stability for your valuable
system while enjoying this powerful graphics card, the ASUS V8200 series
also features ASUS・s innovative SmartDoctorTM technologies including Fan
RPM Monitoring, AGP Power Level Monitoring, SmartCooling technology,
OverHeat Protection, and Dynamic OverClocking.

Availability and Pricing


The ASUS V8200 Pure and V8200 Deluxe (with TV-out, video-input, video
editing, and 3D VR glasses) will be shipping in the beginning of April,
retailing for USD549 and USD598 respectively. Price and release date subject
to change.

For more information abut the V8200 Series graphics cards and the latest
ASUS products, visit the ASUS CeBIT Online Showroom located at:
http://event.asus.com.tw

About ASUS(r)


Established in 1989, ASUSTeK Computer Inc. (TSE:2357) is the worlds leading
manufacturer of high quality motherboards, notebooks, VGA cards, servers,
broadband modems, and optical storage devices. With annual sales of over
US$2 Billion and world-class engineering, ASUS provides innovative
technology solutions to consumer, corporate and top-tier OEM customers.
Company achievements include consecutive rankings in the :Top 100 InfoTech
Companies; in 1998,1999 and 2000 by Businessweek as well as being named the
:8th Most Profitable Company; in 1999. In the year 2000, ASUS was also
ranked the No.1 Taiwan Company in Global Views Monthly・s :Info Tech
2000;.

ASUS is headquartered in Taipei, Taiwan and has global sales offices in the
United States, Germany and China. For additional information, visit the
company web site at .


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