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Date: April 15th, 2003
Article by: Nathan Glentworth (Owner, Head Editor & Hardware Reviewer)
Product was donated by: ATI Technologies
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COMPANY PROFILE


ATI Technologies Inc. is a world leader in the design and manufacture of innovative 3D graphics and digital media silicon solutions. An industry pioneer since 1985, ATI is the world's foremost visual processor unit (VPU) provider and is dedicated to deliver leading-edge performance solutions for the full range of PC and Mac desktop and notebook platforms, workstation, set-top and digital television, game console and handheld markets. With 2001 revenues in excess of US $1 billion, ATI has more than 1,900 employees in the Americas, Europe and Asia. ATI common shares trade on NASDAQ (ATYT) and the Toronto Stock Exchange (ATY).


PRODUCT INTRODUCTION



Being touted by many as the king of performance videocards, ATI has won the hearts of PC gamers and enthusiests around the world. With the introduction of the 9700pro, gaming was taken to a whole new level of performance which just couldn't be matched by its major competitor, Nvidia. Now take that leading technology and performance and strap on RF modulator, component inputs and outputs, a full featured remote control and a multimedia software package that is second to none and you have yourself the flagship of ATI, the All-in-Wonder Radeon 9700pro.


 

 

 

 

PRODUCT HISTORY



Since its introduction in 1996, ATI has sold over 3 Million ALL-IN-WONDER graphics cards. The original ALL-IN-WONDER was the first single-slot product in the industry to offer 2D, 3D, and multimedia video acceleration, TV output, an advanced TV tuner, and video capture. ATI was a technology leader with its first ALL-IN-WONDER video card and over the years the ALL-IN-WONDER cards have been established as the ultimate multimedia cards.


To build on their successes and to continue amazing their customers, they have introduced the ALL-IN-WONDER 9700 PRO. Powered by the world-leading RADEON 9700 VPU (video processing unit) with 128 MB DDR memory, it provides unsurpassed 3D graphics, top-quality DVD playback, intelligent TV on your PC with a stereo TV Tuner, TV-ON-DEMAND™ timeshifting, digital VCR with MPEG-2 compression, analog and digital video capture and editing and much more. The ALL-IN-WONDER 9700 PRO is the all-in-one graphics card that will turn your PC into the ultimate entertainment device.


At the heart of the ALL-IN-WONDER 9700 PRO is the most powerful and highest performance RADEON 9700 VPU, providing the consumer with a new level of realism for PC entertainment. The RADEON 9700 design includes the most revolutionary features in the industry including, unprecedented image quality, fastest performance with next generation architecture, new level of 3D realism with the most advanced programmable shader in the industry and new hardware accelerated streaming internet video and DVD.


Also, on this remarkable graphics card is ATI's THEATER 200 chip, our third generation video capture part. THEATER 200 is a single chip analog video and stereo audio processor and is supported worldwide. The THEATER 200 chip provides superior video and audio quality to previous solutions in a single package.


The ALL-IN-WONDER 9700 PRO graphics card is accompanied by our acclaimed radio frequency (RF) REMOTE WONDER and HDTV Component Video Adapter. The REMOTE WONDER provides full control of the multimedia software and works without requiring line-of-site. As for the new component output adapter, it delivers the highest quality PC output on a TV or HDTV screen.


The industry leading software suite, CATALYST will be included with the ALL-IN-WONDER 9700 PRO, delivering easy-to-use software for accessing the multimedia and graphics features. CATALYST brings a newly designed control panel to help users easily manage their settings, helping them finding the right balance between performance and image-quality; it includes software for the REMOTE WONDER, enabling users to map the keys on their REMOTE WONDER to drive their favorite applications from across the room - or another room altogether; lastly, it includes the Multimedia Center software, version 8.0, which guides the user through all the different media applications. Along with the software, CATALYST will also include the unified, Microsoft Windows Hardware Qualified (WHQL) certified drivers to ensure users have the best customer solution possible.


With the introduction of the new ALL-IN-WONDER 9700 PRO, ATI continues to deliver the best-in-class TV, video, and 3D graphics card and raises the bar for transforming your PC into the ultimate home entertainment device.

 

 

 


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