Date: June 30th, 2005.
Article by: Nathan Glentworth (Head Editor / Hardware Reviewer)
Product was submitted by: ATI Technologies
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PRODUCT OVERVIEW & FEATURES (From ATI) cont'd
Home Entertainment to the eXTreme
This silicon digital TV tuner provides instant viewing of up to 125 channels of cable or antenna broadcasts. TV-on-Demand™ is yours to enjoy for pausing and recording TV programs on your PC. Similarly, FM-on-Demand™ allows for pausing and recording of FM radio to MP3. Easily watch TV on your computer while working with other Windows® programs with ThruView™ or even watch two TV Programs at the same time with MulTView™ (Optional TV Wonder/Pro required)
View upcoming programs with the Interactive Program Guide, Gemstar's GUIDE Plus+™ . This intelligent free integrated program guide allows users to view and search TV listings by category, actor/performer, or date. Schedule and record programs at the click of a mouse – all the benefits of a PVR without the monthly fees. Enjoy all this entertainment while relaxing from up to 60 feet away with the Remote Wonder™ II. This second-generation radio-frequency remote control device allows for complete computer control with the benefits of wireless connectivity
New features include EazyLook™ , a distance user interface for easy-to-read on-screen information for TV and DVDs, and EazyLaunch™ that allows EazyLook to load directly at Windows start-up and, once loaded, display a menu of launchable features. The software also includes support for digital audio, DVD burning direct from within the Multimedia Center™ Library application, and more. The choice is yours, connect you computer to your TV, CRT Monitor, or LCD Monitor while enjoying crisper, cleaner video, enhanced by VideoSoap™ .
Advanced Video Editing
Capture, create and edit your own personal movies or right on your PC and burn the results to DVD. You can even convert old VHS tapes to DVDs. The supplied input connections make it simple to import audio and video content.
Do more with the included feature-enhancing Software:
- muvee autoProducer – This DVD Edition of muvee autoProducer is integrated into ATI's Multimedia Center™ as automatic video-production software that enables users to quickly and easily create home music videos in a fraction of the time it would take using traditional video editing products.
- Matchware Mediator 7 – The software program allows for the creative combination of text, pictures, videos and sounds to build stunning presentations in a few minutes plus create web sites with streaming video and Flash® executables.
- Serious Magic Visual Communicator – Visual Communicator features a new video production process that integrates real-time video with real-time 3D graphics. The software program includes an on-screen teleprompter, customizable graphics and titles, real-time transition and green screen effects as well as virtual sets
- Pinnacle Studio 9 (ATI Version) – This newly created full-featured program offers digital video control with additional ATI-based bonuses, and delivers powerful features for consumer video editing.
Non-Compromising Gaming Graphics on a Multimedia Card
All-in-Wonder® X800 XT delivers full Radeon® X800 XT Graphics Technology - 16 parallel pixel pipelines capable of an incredible eight gigapixels/second fill rate in full precision, and breakthrough image enhancement technology. 256MB of memory and a full 16-pipeline 3D architecture. Designed with ATI's revolutionary 3Dc™ image enhancement technology maximizes the performance and image quality of today's and tomorrow 's 3D games.
All-in-Wonder® X800 XT requires connection to your PC's internal power supply for operation. A 300-watt power supply or greater is recommended to ensure normal system operation. A 350-watt power supply may be required in some fully-loaded PC systems where a number of other internal devices are installed.
Intel® Pentium® 4/Celeron™, AMD® Athlon® or compatible with AGP 8X (0.8V) or 4X (1.5V) slot
128MB of system memory (256MB or higher recommended)
Installation software requires CD-ROM drive
DVD playback requires DVD drive
Interactive Program guide requires internet connection for listing updates
Remote control receiver requires available USB port
1GHz minimum processor speed required for MPEG-2 video capture
Operating Systems Support
VGA connector for analog CRT
S-video or composite connector for TV/VCR
DVI-I connector for digital CRT or flat panel
Drive two displays simultaneously with independent resolutions and refresh rates
YPrPb output adapter included which enables output to HDTV-ready televisions
(North America only)
TV Tuner Requirements
TV signal from amplified antenna or cable. Version included for:
NTSC (North America, Japan, and Latin America*)
MulTView™ requires additional ATI PCI TV WONDER™ card, compatible motherboard and soundcard
*Features vary from country to country and depending on the television standard. Note that Latin American countries using the PAL M and PAL N standards including Argentina and Brazil are supported by the NTSC version.
New and Uniquely Designed Connectors
These innovative modular input and output blocks are completely flexible and can be joined together to allow users to place the input and output connections in a variety of easily accessible combinations.
15 pin VGA
Stereo audio, S-video, and composite video inputs and outputs
External stereo connections to sound card's line input and output Dolby® digital stereo audio output (S/PDIF)
ATI RADEON X800XT CHIPSET INFORMATION (From ATI)
RADEON® X800 Graphics Technology delivers frame rates that surpass all previous graphics processors and up to two times the performance of the acclaimed RADEON® 9800 PRO. RADEON® X800 graphics technology provides an extremely smooth, responsive HD gaming experience, putting capable gamers in complete control of even the most demanding game titles. A new architecture based on the latest .13 micron, low-k manufacturing process with ultra fast and efficient GDDR3 memory combine to produce extreme data rates and unbelievable acceleration in a quiet, cool, single-slot solution.
Breakthrough Image Quality
RADEON® X800 Graphics Technology defined a totally new High-Definition Gaming experience for the avid gamer by maximizing performance and image quality in higher detail and at higher resolutions than ever before. ATI‘s new and revolutionary 3Dc™ image enhancement technology brings characters to life and scenery to greater realism by enabling significant improvements to the image detail of character art with increased performance and lower memory usage.3Dc™ is slated to become the industry standard to support more complex high-definition visual effects in real time.
Technologically Advanced 3D Architecture
RADEON® X800 graphics technology features SMARTSHADER™ HD, the most advanced pixel shader engine with up to 16 parallel pixel pipelines capable of an incredible 6 gigapixels/second fill rate in full precision! With six programmable vertex shader pipelines, capable of up to 700 million vertices per second and an overall capability of over 200 billion floating point operations per second(Giga FLOPS), RADEON® X800 Graphics Technology delivers beautifully rendered high-definition 3D animation for intense, interactive game play.
Cutting Edge Video Technology
RADEON® X800 graphics technology gives you more than just a great gaming experience. It also has sophisticated video processing, filtering and acceleration features that make multimedia applications more efficient, inspiring and fun. With VIDEOSHADER™ HD, RADEON® X800 graphics technology takes advantage of its advanced shader processing engine for user programmable video effects, video quality enhancement, and encoding and decoding of many video standards, including MPEG1/2/4, Real Media, DivX and WMV9. RADEON® X800 Graphics Technology also supports the latest high-definition and wide display formats, giving users bigger and more vivid movie, gaming and Internet experiences.
DirectX® 9.0 Leadership Continues
Over the past several years ATI has established a legacy of providing the highest performing Microsoft® DirectX® graphics card solutions. RADEON® X800 graphics technology offers unparalleled DirectX® 9.0 and OpenGL® 2.0 shader support to ensure that current and upcoming games look and play brilliantly, especially in high-definition.
Stability is the foundation of the RADEON® X800 Graphics Technology
Acclaimed by industry leaders, ATI's award winning CATALYST™ software driver suite optimizes the graphics processor performance of ATI's desktop products while ensuring maximum stability and user control. CATALYST™ provides frequent driver updates backed by ATI customer support, to ensure complete satisfaction.