ATI today announced the ALL-IN-WONDER 9800 PRO. Available this spring, ATI's newest multimedia video card combines the world's fastest graphics engine featuring full precision cinematic rendering with the best in intelligent TV-on-the-PC and video editing features. The ALL-IN-WONDER 9800 PRO is ideal for home theater applications thanks to EAZYLOOK, an on-screen display for home theater settings, which is included in the product with a new version of ATI's MULTIMEDIA CENTER software.
The ALL-IN-WONDER 9800 PRO includes ATI's newest graphics chip, the RADEON 9800 PRO, for performance and image quality. A 256-bit memory interface and eight powerful pixel pipelines provide real-time, Hollywood-caliber graphics - even for the most demanding games.
ATI is also introducing EAZYLOOK, an on-screen information display for home theater settings, designed for use with ATI's REMOTE WONDER. EAZYLOOK has been added as a component of MULTIMEDIA CENTER 8.5, in response to ATI's fan base in the home theater segment.
ATI's new flagship multimedia video card, the ALL-IN-WONDER 9800 PRO, will be available this spring for USD$449 (MSRP) and complements the ALL-IN-WONDER 9700 PRO at USD$399 (MSRP), the ALL-IN-WONDER 9000 PRO at USD$199 (MSRP), the value-priced ALL-IN-WONDER 7500 at USD$149 (MSRP) and the ALL-IN-WONDER VE at USD$129 (MSRP).
In addition to the combination of hardware and software extras the family of ALL-IN-WONDER products offer, the ALL-IN-WONDER 9800 PRO also includes the following features:
ATI's MULTIMEDIA CENTER 8.5 software - Version 8.5 of ATI's industry-leading multimedia software suite offers a full range of critically-acclaimed multimedia functions:
* EAZYLOOK for on screen display information while using REMOTE WONDER
* Enhanced TV-ON-DEMAND PVR for instant replays, pausing live TV or recording live broadcasts for later viewing
* MULTVIEW - Enables dual TV tuner capabilities such as Picture-in-Picture when combined with ATI-TV WONDER
* THRUVIEW - Allows for translucent viewing of TV, DVD (digital versatile disk) and video file playback
* VIDEOSOAP - Delivers advanced filtering to reduce noise, improve sharpness and soften focus as desired to provide the highest quality video compression for PVR and personal video editing functions
* Closed Caption Search within TV-ON-DEMAND complements the popular "Hotwords" functionality with the PVR allowing the computer to search for content of interest whether it happens in the future or the recent past
* ATI's THEATER 200 - Provides exceptional video and stereo audio quality viewing during live TV and video input and capture - all based on technologies from ATI's digital television research and development
* Gemstar's GUIDEPlus+ provides an intelligent free integrated program guide (North America only) that allows user to view and search TV listing 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
REMOTE WONDER - Radio frequency wireless remote adds the flexibility of a hand held, 30-foot user interface
* VIDEOSHADER - Uses programmable pixel shader technology to accelerate video processing and provide better-looking visuals
* RADEON 9800 PRO - Designed for advanced 3D graphics and gaming, the ALL-IN-WONDER 9800 PRO delivers the same revolutionary graphics performance as the industry-acclaimed RADEON 9800 PRO graphics card
* Stereo TV-tuner with 125 channels
* Analog video capture and editing in MPEG-2 format at up to 720x480 30 frames-per-second resolution
* DVD video playback with Dolby AC-3 digital audio
* Component Video output via YPrPb adapter for connectivity with HDTVs or similar displays
* Support for Microsoft DirectX 9.0 and OpenGL
* Backed by quality ATI customer support and a 3-year limited warranty, the ALL-IN-WONDER 9800 PRO supports Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows Me, and Windows 98/98 SE (Windows Me driver can be installed on Windows 98/98SE)