Trinity 400, PIII 733mhz, 256mb Mushkin PC133
ram, IBM 22.4 GB 7200rpm HD, Aureal SQ2500,
Windows 98SE, DirectX 7.0
Benchmarks With The All In Wonder
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video card review these days would be complete
without 3D benchmarks.
I?m going to take a slightly different
approach with this review, as this card is not
intended to be the king of the hill in terms of
3D performance. V-Sync was disabled for both D3D and OpenGL.
Direct 3D testing, I simply ran MadOnion?s 3D
Mark 2000 at 1024 x 768 to give you an idea of
what kind of performance you could expect:
respectable number, its no DDR GeForce 2, but it?s
nothing to frown about.
I tested multiple sets of drivers and
found that the drivers included on the CD had
some problems with flashing textures in 3D Mark,
and the 4.12.6269 drivers available on ATI?s
site wouldn?t let 3D Mark run at all.
However, the latest driver set (633CD18)
released just a couple days ago, cleared up both
also played a couple rounds of Unreal Tournament
at 1024 x 768 x 32 and it was very smooth and
test OpenGL performance I used none other than
Quake 3 (who would have guessed).
Nothing too extensive, but to give you an
idea of what level of performance you could
expect, I set Quake 3 to the ?Normal?
setting and ran Demo001.Dm3:
you can see, there is a sharp drop off as the
resolution increases, but nonetheless it is very
playable, and image quality was on par with just
about every other card I?ve used.
ATI All-In-Wonder Pro 128 is a very nice piece
There are too many features on this board
to count. The
2D and Video capabilities of the card are
excellent, offering both ease of use and
powerful tools. 3D performance does leave
something to be desired.
This card offers 4th
generation 3D performance in a 5th
generation world. However, if you?re a casual gamer looking for a card with
the video capabilities of the All-In-Wonder 128
Pro, I?d have no problems recommending this
card to you.
ATI isn?t marketing this as a V5 or
GeForce killer, that?s what the RADEON is for.
On the other hand, with the All In Wonder
128 Pro, they have delivered a good all around
solution with some great features.
giving the ATI All In Wonder 128 Pro a
HotHardware Heat Meter rating of....