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Walton Chaintech launches SLI-ready GeForce 6800 GS graphics card
Press release; Jessie Shen, DIGITIMES

Walton Chaintech launched the SE68GS, a SLI-ready graphics card utilizing the Nvidia GeForce 6800 GS graphics processing unit (GPU), worldwide on November 18, with a suggested retail price of US$249.

The Chaintech SE68GS features advanced gaming technologies – Shader Model 3.0, high-dynamic range (HDR) lighting and Nvidia Scalable Link Interface (SLI) multi-GPU technology, according to the company, adding that the SE68GS has 256MB DDR3 SDRAM plus the 6800 GS GPU’s native 256-bit memory interface. In addition, the new SLI-ready card delivers 1000MHz in memory clock, noted the company.

Chaintech officially changed its corporate name to "Walton Chaintech Cooperation,” according to a September 7 company filing with the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TSE). IC testing and packaging house Walton Advanced Engineering acquired a 25% stake in Chaintech.

Chaintech SE68GS graphics card specifications

Item

Detail

Engine clock

425MHz

Memory clock

1000MHz

Chipset

Nvidia GeForce 6800 GS

Memory bus

256bit

Memory

256MB DDR3

Expansion slots

PCIe, D-sub VGA out, HDTV out, DVI-I

Pipelines

12

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Source: Company, compiled by DigiTimes, November 2005

Chaintech: October 2004 - October 2005 revenues (NT$m)

Month

Sales

M/M

Y/Y

YTD

Y/Y

Oct-05

170

4.3%

(37%)

1,802

(34.4%)

Sep-05

163

6.8%

(41.4%)

1,632

(34.2%)

Aug-05

152

20%

(44.4%)

1,470

(33.3%)

Jul-05

127

(18%)

(47.2%)

1,317

(31.7%)

Jun-05

155

(30.2%)

(39.2%)

1,190

(29.4%)

May-05

222

7%

(17.6%)

1,036

(27.7%)

Apr-05

207

10.6%

(18%)

814

(30.1%)

Mar-05

187

(8.3%)

(35.6%)

607

(33.4%)

Feb-05

204

(4.7%)

(41.7%)

419

(32.4%)

Jan-05

215

(21.1%)

(20.3%)

215

(20.3%)

Dec-04

272

5.3%

(16.6%)

3,279

(23.9%)

Nov-04

258

(4.1%)

(38.3%)

3,007

(24.5%)

Oct-04

269

(2.9%)

(24.7%)

2,749

(22.9%)

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

Chaintech: 3Q 2004 - 3Q 2005 revenues (NT$m)

Quarter

Sales

Q/Q

Y/Y

YTD

Y/Y

3Q-05

439

(24.7%)

(43%)

1,624

(33.9%)

2Q-05

583

(3.3%)

(24.8%)

1,185

(29.8%)

1Q-05

602

(23%)

(34%)

602

(34%)

4Q-04

782

1.6%

(29.1%)

3,239

(24.8%)

3Q-04

770

(0.6%)

(28.1%)

2,457

(23.4%)

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

Chaintech: 3Q 2004 - 3Q 2005 balance sheet (NT$k)

Item

3Q-2005

2Q-2005

1Q-2005

4Q-2004

3Q-2004

Current assets

1,200,886

1,141,684

1,240,469

1,306,675

1,458,274

Long-term investments

292,446

314,367

333,064

334,892

399,486

Fixed assets (net)

38,668

40,753

38,924

39,750

381,140

Other assets

10,015

11,546

13,485

14,570

203,767

Assets

1,542,015

1,508,350

1,625,942

1,695,887

2,442,667

Current liabilities

396,609

311,992

682,318

711,430

958,167

Noncurrent interest-bearing liabilities

40,000

276,000

55,000

70,000

154,960

Other liabilities

20,405

23,189

21,501

23,956

130,224

Liabilities

457,014

611,181

758,819

805,386

1,243,351

Stockholders' equity

1,085,001

897,169

867,123

890,501

1,199,316

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

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