Both on the back here and on the front above we see what appears to be flat gold plates that are infact the Microtune TV tuner that is responsible for converting both over the air and cable signals into analog TV transmissions. But does the X version of it stand the test of being both a gaming card and a multimedia card? However, each new All-In-Wonder packs so many features into one box, just understanding what all you’re getting with the product can be daunting. The cards use a variety of specialised ports along the side to provide output to televisions, with the retail version provided with composite ports and the ability to output to component. This tuner works in concert with ATI’s own Theater video decoder chip, which is on the underside of the board and not shown in the picture above. Home Reviews News Forums. Regular,  MB, DV .
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On a more serio In fact, in place of the stratospheric Wonnder clock speeds of the other members of the X family, the AIW’s frequencies are rather modest: But does the X version of it stand the test of being both a gaming card and a multimedia card?
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ATI does have the newer Theater video chip with hardware MPEG2 encoding, and we found it to be excellent in our round-up of stand-alone TV tuner cards not long ago. Fortunately, it can most likely fend for itself. Archived from the original on radeln Latest News Latest Videos. Neutronbeam Zak, you know you can’t validate any of the above details without first throwing Interestingly, the Theater chip has been doing this job for quite a long time and ATI chose to not upgrade the AIW unit with the improved Theater chip that was introduced last year.
Here is a better shot of both the Microtune TV tuner and the external connectors on the card itself.
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The Theater translates analog video streams into digital atj for computer use, handling the analog-to-digital conversion, filtering, and scaling. Call of Duty 2 HL2: It’s nice of Krogoth to fill in for Chuckula over the holidays. This tuner works in concert with ATI’s own Theater video decoder chip, which is on the underside of the board and not shown in the picture above.
Finally, we have a single dual-link DVI port for standard monitor output.
On the left hand side we see there are two coaxial connectors; one is for the FM radio antennae that is included and the other is for either an OTA “over the air” TV antennae or cable input.
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Currently, the only operating systems fully supporting TV capture with these cards are Microsoft Windows XP,98, and It’s regal, I guess. Is Topre Realforce the Realthing? XT,  Pro,  Regular . Regular,  MB, DV . Each of the All-in-Wonder Radeon cards is based on a Radeon chipset with extra features incorporated onto the board. The Wobder X card itself comes dressed in a purple-and-gold color scheme that’s more muted than the fire-engine-red ATI standard, yet somehow has a higher bling factor.
Merry Christmas from The Tech Report staff! Video cards ATI Technologies products. Those numbers would practically be fate for the AIW X if not for one thing: At MHz with 16 pixel shader processors, the Radeon X XL churns through 8 billion pixel shader cycles per second.
At the bottom left of the card in the picture above, you can see a rectangular gold plating covering the AIW’s TV tuner. Comparing pixel shader cycles across GPU architectures is quite a bit trickier, because different shader rqdeon have divergent types of execution resources onboard capable of handling different mixes of math each clock cycle.
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