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128Mb ATI Radeon 9800 Pro ALL IN WONDER

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July 9, 2003 10:44:38 AM

Does anyone have or know anything about the 128Mb ATI Radeon 9800 Pro ALL IN WONDER?

If you do and could let me know your opinions I would be very interested as I am thinking of buying one in the US and having it shipped over to the UK. Is anyone aware of compatibility issues with using it in the UK?

just do it...
July 9, 2003 12:59:00 PM

I don't have one, but I know that Maximum PC loved it. They gave it a perfect 10 + Kickass award (revised in August issue). It offers the same great performance of the 9800 Pro, plus it has its own special features which I'm sure you're aware. Just make sure you REALLY want all those extra features, because if not, just get a normal 9800 pro 128.

Tit for tat, butter for fat, ATi's dog kicks nVidia's cat

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July 9, 2003 1:52:49 PM

It's a great card, but if you don't plan to view television on your computer, you're wasting tons of money.

From what I've seen, it usually makes way more sense to get a 9800 PRO and then get an Ati TV wonder separately if you want to view television or capture video.

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July 9, 2003 2:51:42 PM

I second that.

Tit for tat, butter for fat, ATi's dog kicks nVidia's cat

(Maximum PC)
July 9, 2003 5:38:02 PM

Just a Q about that...so if I am on new egg and see this...

ATI RADEON 9800 PRO 128MB DVI/TV 8X AGP RETAIL

this in not the regular Radeon, this is the All-in-Wonder?

Or does VGA + DVI + S-Video come standard on a Radeon 9800 Pro 128?

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a b U Graphics card
July 9, 2003 6:00:48 PM

That's NOT an All-In-Wonder, that would be the regular Radeon 9800Pro. It'll usually STRESS the AIW part, otherwise it's almost certainly just a regular Radeon.

DVI + VGA + S-video are standard on MOST basic ATI cards, the EXCEPTIONS are usually the AIWs which have just DVI and then an VI/VO + A/V Dongle.


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July 9, 2003 6:06:59 PM

ty Grape Ape. Thats sums it up enough for me.

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a b U Graphics card
July 9, 2003 6:18:54 PM

Here's a few reviews of the AIW 9800Pro;

<A HREF="http://www.extremetech.com/article2/0,3973,1119829,00.a..." target="_new">http://www.extremetech.com/article2/0,3973,1119829,00.a...;/A>

<A HREF="http://www.hothardware.com/hh_files/S&V/aiw_9800_pro.sh..." target="_new">http://www.hothardware.com/hh_files/S&V/aiw_9800_pro.sh...;/A>

<A HREF="http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,4149,1121382,00.asp" target="_new">http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,4149,1121382,00.asp&lt;/A>

<A HREF="http://www.beyond3d.com/reviews/ati/aiw9800pro/" target="_new">http://www.beyond3d.com/reviews/ati/aiw9800pro/&lt;/A>

As has been said before, unless you need the added functionality of the video-in/tv stuff, then go with a regular R9800Pro; and perhaps add a pci video-in/tv card. May be cheaper. But for an all-in-one solution (hence the name) it's pretty good.

You also lose the DB-15/VGA port with the AIW 9800Pro, so no dual monitor for you (unless you've got a good TV or a PCI graphics card).


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