ALL-IN-WONDER® X800 XT
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Subject: ALL-IN-WONDER® X800 XT
Date: 9/9/2004 1:06:56 PM (GMT-7)
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I doubt if the 9800Pro will be hackable with speeds @ 500 plus it'll come in PCIe Flavor and AGP...
>Today ATI officially announced the latest in their line combined graphics and multimedia boards, the All-In-Wonder X800 XT.
As the name suggests, this latest addition to the All-In-Wonder line will be their premium board, being based off the high end Radeon X800 XT graphics. While some of the mainstream All-In-Wonders have attempted to slightly exceed the performance of their standard Radeon equivalent’s, going beyond Radeon X800 XT Platinum Edition’s specifications was a little far for this board, instead sticking to the vanilla X800 XT specifications for 500MHz for the core and 500MHz (1GHz equivalent) for the memory. Being based on the X800 XT core, the board will inherit all 16 of the high speed pixel pipelines, 6 vertex shaders, VS2.0 and PS2b shader capabilities and 3Dc normal map compression.
Although ATI currently haven’t officially announced an X800 XT (500/500) specification for AGP, only PCI Express at present (although AGP X800 XT’s do now appear to be cropping up I the channel), the All-In-Wonder X800 XT will initially only be available in AGP8x specification.
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All-In-Wonder X800 XT
On the multimedia side All-In-Wonder X800 XT features all the elements normally associated with All-In-Wonder, such as onboard TV functionality, the comprehensive ATI MultiMedia Center software suite and the FM Tuner introduced with All-In-Wonder 9600 PRO. The All-In-Wonder X800 XT will also be available with the Remote Wonder RF remote control.
However, the hardware for the multimedia elements have also had some changes. Gone is the familiar Phillips “Can” Tuner, to be replaced with the “ATI Tuner”. The ATI Tuner is in fact a combination of Philips components and a Microtune RF Silicon Tuner – Microtune were initially used for the old All-In-Wonder 8500DV, however ATI state that the quality has since improved hence they are switching back to using them again.
ATI have also taken the opportunity to clean up the outputs of the All-In-Wonder series, with a new, smaller connector for video I/O. The I/O modules are now stackable for different types of input or output and ATI will now be able to supply a full RGB SCART interface for Euro SCART TV’s and other input devices. Utilising the smaller I/O port on the back panel of the All-In-Wonder board enables ATI to fully fit two (one VGA, one DVI) video outputs on the back of the board
The All-In-Wonder X800 XT is expected to have a retail price of around $499 and we should get the opportunity to take a more detailed look at the All-In-Wonder X800 XT at a later date
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