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TI's All in Wonder Pro 8MB AGP x2

Okay, you've picked out a motherboard and for it a new processor. You've got the multimedia bug so you've gone with AMD's K6-2. But what about an AGP card? Well, if you're looking to build a Multimedia Monster, we just may have an option for you.

Even before March of last year when ATI announced the first ever generation of Rage Pro graphics accelerators that were also the first graphics chips to fully supported Intel's AGP x2 specification , this Canadian based firm enjoyed a strong market share as one of the world's foremost suppliers of video and 2D/3D graphics accelerators to OEMs and retail consumers. And with just a look at the list of features included with the company's Rage Pro™ powered All in Wonder Pro 8MB AGP x2; TV, video and graphics accelerator in one card, that fact is hardly a "wonder" at all.

ATI has managed to incorporate on one card an "Intelligent TV Tuner", excellent 2D Windows graphics, DVD quality video playback, motion and still video capture, a full featured 3D graphics accelerator and the ability to send the display signal to your television. Adding to that list ATI worked closely with Microsoft's Windows 98 development team to ensure that All in Wonder Pro users could take full advantage of the new multimedia, entertainment and gaming functionality of Windows 98 such as D3D gaming, DVD and Web TV for Windows.

The Rage Pro chip has taken somewhat of a backseat over the last few months with several companies releasing or nearing release of their so-called next generation of graphics accelerator chips but, with drastic price reductions in both the Retail and OEM versions of this card and the maturing of the (still in beta but remarkably stable) Lonsdale OpenGL ICD for Rage Pro based graphics cards, we at The Super 7 Hardware Guide have decided to take a long hard look at a card that, although somewhat dated, may be just the ticket for AGP powering up your new multimedia monster.

MEMORY CONFIGURATION
8MB 100MHz SGRAM

DRIVERS INCLUDED
Windows 95 Display Drivers, ATI Video Player
and DOS VESA drivers for DOS games

CONNECTORS
15-pin VGA output, CATV input, Audio and
Video input and output adapters included.

WARRANTY
5 year Limited

 

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

Windows 98
Windows 95
AGP version: Core Logic supported AGP bus (AGP 1.0 compliant) system with PII or equivalent processor
Sound Card supported by Windows 98/95 with Line Input
Software supplied on CD ROM
DVD movie playback requires DVD ROM drive and DVD MPEG-2 decoder (software)

TV SET DISPLAY REQUIREMENTS
NTSC TV or VCR with S-Video or Composite Video Input

TV TUNER REQUIREMENTS
NTSC TV signal from Amplified Antenna or Cable
Foreign version also available supporting NTSC-J, PAL 1, PAL B/G and Secam L

GRAPHICS CONTROLLER
ATI RAGE PRO TURBO, a high performance 64-bit graphics accelerator with superior support for 2D, video and 3D

 


2D DISPLAY MODES:
RESOLUTIONS, COLORS AND MAXIMUM REFRESH RATES (Hz)

Resolution 640x480 800x600 1024x768 1152x864 1280x1024 1600x1200
256 colors 200 200 150 120 100 85 
65K colors 200 200 150 120  100 85 
16.7M colors 200 200  150 120  100 75

MAXIMUM 3D RESOLUTIONS

 

4MB 8MB
65K Colours 1024x768 1600x1200
16.7M Colours 800x600 1280x1024

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