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ATI All-In Wonder X800 XT: Killer Gaming Power For Multimedia Freaks!

Conclusion

Not since the introduction of ATI's All-In-Wonder 9800XT has there been a high end gaming card to suit the multimedia crowd. The All-In-Wonder X800 XT, equal in performance to the standard X800 XT, provides a TV/FM tuner, extensive software suite, complete cable kit and handy remote. A minimal price difference between the X800 XT and its All-In-Wonder counterpart (usually less than $50) makes the All-In-Wonder version an exceptional value for anyone already considering the original X800 XT. Its only weaknesses are that you'll need an optimized cable signal to use the tuner, and that channel changes are a bit slow compared to previous cards when streaming audio is employed.

Pros

  • Outstanding 3D performance in both DX9 and OpenGL applications
  • Excellent software kit
  • Very good capture quality
  • Complete cable kit
  • HDTV through the optional (free) YPrPb output cable
  • Value added features at minimal additional charge, compared to the standard X800 XT

Cons

  • Weak tuner reception requires optimized cable signals
  • Channel changing lag from forced buffering
  • High prices for both X800 XT and All-In-Wonder version
Overview
Product NameATI All-In-Wonder X800 XT
ManufacturerATI Technologies, Inc
HomepageATI - Products - X800 - AIWX800XT
Graphics ProcessorATI Radeon X800 XTCodename R420
Bus StandardAGP 4x/8x
Memory256 MB
Memory TypeGDDR3
Core Clock Speed500 MHz
Memory Clock Speed500 MHz
Memory Bus Width256 bit
Memory Bandwidth32 GB/s
Pixel Pipelines16
Vertex Shader Units6
3D Features
DirectX SupportDirectX 9.0b
Texture FilteringBilinearTrilinearmax 16x Anisotropic
FSAAMulti-Sampling: 2x/4x/6x
Floating Point Precision24 bit
Outputs
VGA1x
DVI1x
TV-Out+
TV-Out HDTV Support+
Dual-Link DVI-
Inputs
Power Cable+
Video-In+
TV-In (Tuner)+
Audio-In+
Equipment
CoolingCooling Fan
Adjustable Fan-SpeedAutomatic
Hardware-MonitoringAutomatic
DVI-I -> VGA Adaptor+
CablesS-Video CableComposite Cable
(HDTV) YPrPb component output+
Bundle
Software BundlePinnacle Studio 9 (ATI edition)Matchware Moderator 7Serious Magic Visual CommunicatorATI DVD player (Multimedia Center)
Games Bundlenone
Others/SpecialsRemote Wonder II