March 2009
Vol. 1 Issue 2
 
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 Special S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky Issue
  In This Issue
Name the newsletter contest winner
PowerColor S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Quiz Contest
Win not one but two 4870’s, courtesy of ATI and PowerColor!
S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky Bundle
DirectX 10.1 Revealed
Product Spotlight
Name the newsletter contest winner
We’d like to congratulate Hsin-Mao Wu of Illinois as the winner of PowerColor’s Name the Newsletter Contest. The entry of PowerPulse was selected among the hundreds of entries we got. Thanks to everyone who participated and be sure to enter in our monthly contest for more prizes!
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PowerColor S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Quiz Contest
Here’s your chance to win some cool prizes! Just click on the following link and answer the very short questionnaire and be automatically entered into our exclusive S.T.A.L.K.E.R. contest. Click here to participate.
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Win not one but two 4870’s, courtesy of ATI and PowerColor!

Play the “ What I Would Do For An ATI Radeon Graphics Card ” contest here for a chance to win two PowerColor 4870’s!



* Pictures for reference only, please refer to actual product once received.

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S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky Bundle
Beginning this month, the PowerColor 4870 will include a full version copy of S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky. If you’ve been waiting on getting that new video card to run your games or PC entertainment system, now is the time to upgrade. Just find the specially designed and limited edition S.T.A.L.K.E.R. boxes to get your hands on two award winning products.

Game Description :
Year 2011. Five years passed since the Second Disaster, which eclipsed the events of April 1986. The Zone is shaken by frequent and powerful blowouts, which move anomaly fields, opening new routes to previously inaccessible locations. Stalker factions fight for the new territories and key points. A lot of stalkers die, but newbies keep on arriving. The action takes place one year prior to the events of S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl, one year before Strelok's most successful trip to the center of the Zone – the third one. We will learn about Strelok and his squad from another character's vantage point. The Zone is waiting for you ahead, new locations and unknown threats, spatial holes and monsters hiding in the fog, pitch-black nights and saving rays of a rising sun. Try to avoid anomalies and hide from blowouts, discover the Zone and collect artifacts, cure radioactive irradiation and fight for any stalker faction you like! Only then you will uncover the truth about Strelok and how he happened to get inside the death track and receive the S.T.A.L.K.E.R. tattoo on his arm. For more info on the game, visit the official site: http://cs.stalker-game.com/en/?page=home
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DirectX 10.1 Revealed
Exclusive to ATI based graphics cards is DirectX 10.1 technology. What does that mean for gaming? If you don’t know already, check this out:
DirectX® 10.1:
Enables innovative rendering techniques and optimizations
Improved Anti-Aliasing through:
Direct access to multisample buffers in pixel shaders
Better compatibility with deferred shading renderers
Better multisample anti-aliasing by reducing the number of rendering passes required
Enabling alpha test multisample anti-aliasing for better quality on transparent textures such as foliage, fences, grates, screens, etc.
Improved Shadows o Using the Gather4 feature more samples are taken and provides better performance

Enabling DirectX® 10.1 Yields More Performance!
In conjunction with the new features offered in the latest S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky™ patch, by enabling DirectX® 10.1 in game, even more performance improvements are seen over the normal DirectX® 10 mode. Offering up 7% or more performance when compared to DirectX® 10 (Figure 17), ATI Radeon Graphics users can take full advantage of the added benefits of DirectX® 10.1.
DirectX®10.1 Performance vs. DirectX®10 Performance
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Product Spotlight
PowerColor LCS HD4870 PowerColor PCS+ HD4870 PowerColor HD4870

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