Altech picks up Leadtek graphics cards

Altech picks up Leadtek graphics cards

Sydney-based components distributor won't stock the high-end Quadro range - for now

Sydney-based components distributor, Altech Computers, has picked up Leadtek's graphics cards and TV tuners.

Although trumpeted by Altech as covering the entire Leadtek range, the deal doesn't currently include the high-end Quadro range of workstation graphics cards, which remain with Multimedia Technology (MMT) and Rectron.

Leadtek account manager, Monica Lee, said that while Altech was carrying its graphics and TV tuner cards for the consumer market, the vendor was "relying on MMT's skill and product knowledge for Quadro".

"All our distributors are our treasure, with different talents that no-one can replace," she said.

However, Altech managing director, Antony Sheen, said the distributor wasn't restricted from buying any products from Leadtek, including Quadro.

"There is no point in buying Quadro products at the moment as there will be a new range of these cards coming soon," he said.

Sheen claimed that once the new Quadro products were released, Altech would attempt to pitch the components at markets not covered by MMT or Rectron.

"MMT and Rectron are in Melbourne and have a lot of customers there, while we're up here [in Sydney]," he said. "I'm not saying we won't compete at all - but if we do it won't be on price."

The Leadtek offers a range of workstation and 3D graphics cards, primarily focusing on the AGP and PCIe interface formats, although it still releases a limited range of PCI hardware, as well.

Sheen said Leadtek was strong brand in the market, particularly in gaming circles.

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