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Gigabyte introduces ATI Radeon X1800-based graphics card
Press release; Jessie Shen, DIGITIMES [Thursday 6 October 2005]

Gigabyte Technology today introduced two versions of its flagship 90nm GV-RX18 series graphics card, the GV-RX18T512VB with 512MB of memory and the GV-RX18L256VB with 256MB, based on the ATI Radeon X1800 (codenamed R520) graphics processing unit (GPU).

Gigabyte’s GV-RX18 line in two versions will be ready for volume shipment later this month, but a suggested retail price has not yet been set, according to the company. ATI Technologies announced the availability of its 90nm Radeon X1000 family worldwide yesterday. In addition to Gigabyte, other graphics card makers, including Asustek Computer, Micro-Star International (MSI) and Tul, have 90nm cards ready for debut.

In addition to the GV-RX18, Gigabyte will unveil the GV-RX16 and GV-RX13 series, which feature ATI’s Radeon X1000 (codenamed RV515, RV530) GPUs sometime this month, said the company.

All of Gigabyte’s 90nm graphics cards include an ultra-threaded 3D core architecture and full support for Microsoft Direct X 9.0 Shader Model 3.0 for better performance and graphics processing speeds, according to the company. In addition, the company said that its new series is equipped with ATI’s “Avivo” video and display platform, which enables PCs to connect all kinds of digital devices including home theater systems, LCD monitors, HDTVs, projectors and notebooks.

Gigabyte GV-RX18L256VB graphics card
Source: Company

Gigabyte: August 2004 - August 2005 revenues (NT$m)

Month

Sales

M/M

Y/Y

YTD

Y/Y

Aug-05

4,115

28.9%

28.4%

27,094

13.3%

Jul-05

3,192

3.6%

9.3%

22,979

10.9%

Jun-05

3,081

6%

11.2%

19,786

11.2%

May-05

2,907

(19.3%)

9.9%

16,705

11.2%

Apr-05

3,601

(4.2%)

17.5%

13,798

11.5%

Mar-05

3,757

29.7%

5.6%

9,823

5.7%

Feb-05

2,896

(8.6%)

(7.8%)

6,065

5.7%

Jan-05

3,169

(12.5%)

22.1%

3,169

22.1%

Dec-04

3,621

(9.5%)

18.5%

38,608

13.3%

Nov-04

4,003

(3.2%)

23.1%

34,987

12.8%

Oct-04

4,136

12%

21%

31,746

14.3%

Sep-04

3,694

15.3%

17.3%

27,957

13.1%

Aug-04

3,204

9.7%

3.1%

23,916

10.9%

*Figures are not consolidated
Source: TSE, compiled by Digitimes, October 2005

Gigabyte: 2Q 2004 - 2Q 2005 revenues (NT$m)

Quarter

Sales

Q/Q

Y/Y

YTD

Y/Y

2Q-05

9,695

(4.9%)

14.4%

19,892

11.8%

1Q-05

10,197

(12.7%)

9.5%

10,197

9.5%

4Q-04

11,678

28.9%

21.2%

38,525

13.4%

3Q-04

9,057

6.8%

3.9%

26,847

10.3%

2Q-04

8,478

(9%)

17.2%

17,791

13.8%

*Figures are not consolidated
Source: TSE, compiled by Digitimes, October 2005

Gigabyte: 2Q 2004 - 2Q 2005 balance sheet (NT$k)

Item

2Q-2005

1Q-2005

4Q-2004

3Q-2004

2Q-2004

Current assets

18,113,098

18,220,854

16,475,169

19,857,710

16,832,258

Long-term investments

5,919,173

5,939,679

5,835,667

6,354,485

6,321,734

Other financial assets - noncurrent

721,340

720,850

721,970

1,333,726

0

Fixed assets (net)

2,933,199

3,112,824

3,162,940

3,187,787

3,252,764

Other assets

284,774

303,874

314,816

243,988

129,172

Assets

27,971,584

28,298,081

26,510,562

29,643,970

26,535,928

Current liabilities

10,218,759

9,470,701

7,967,789

10,296,389

7,815,971

Noncurrent interest-bearing liabilities

0

0

0

574,907

571,372

Other liabilities

171,720

178,002

174,033

163,879

156,993

Liabilities

10,390,479

9,648,703

8,141,822

11,035,175

8,544,336

Stockholders' equity

17,581,105

18,649,378

18,368,740

18,608,795

17,991,592

*Figures are not consolidated
Source: TSE, compiled by Digitimes, October 2005

Gigabyte: 2Q 2004 - 2Q 2005 income statement (NT$k)

Item

2Q-2005

1Q-2005

4Q-2004

3Q-2004

2Q-2004

NT$k

% of sales

NT$k

% of sales

NT$k

% of sales

NT$k

% of sales

NT$k

% of sales

Gross sales

9,765,357

 

10,259,575

 

11,746,309

 

9,149,511

 

8,550,254

 

Operating revenue

9,694,955

99.3%

10,196,753

99.4%

11,677,716

99.4%

9,056,740

99%

8,478,185

99.2%

Gross profit (loss) from operations

1,152,655

11.8%

1,105,023

10.8%

1,417,158

12.1%

1,219,998

13.3%

1,159,046

13.6%

Operating expenses

780,840

8%

714,950

7%

860,500

7.3%

726,225

7.9%

619,873

7.2%

Operating income (loss)

371,815

3.8%

390,073

3.8%

556,658

4.7%

493,773

5.4%

539,173

6.3%

Non-operating revenues and gains

17,125

0.2%

104,073

1%

31,358

0.3%

101,333

1.1%

71,301

0.8%

Non-operating expenses and losses

88,952

0.9%

165,619

1.6%

705,902

6%

-85,270

-0.9%

106,720

1.2%

Income from continuing operations before income tax

299,988

3.1%

328,527

3.2%

-117,886

-1%

680,376

7.4%

503,754

5.9%

Net income (loss)

265,447

2.7%

293,836

2.9%

1,921

0%

597,869

6.5%

379,297

4.4%

Fully-diluted earnings per share (NT$)

0.4

 

0.5

 

0

 

0.8

 

0.6

 

*Figures are not consolidated
Source: TSE, compiled by Digitimes, October 2005

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