ATi has been manufacturing video cards and other multimedia products since 1985 and was one of the earliest companies to institute the concept of a combination TV/Video card. The theory seemed simple, combine a quality graphics card and TV tuner into a single PCB, that would give the consumer the best of both worlds in a single product. And so the ?All-In-Wonder? product line was born. These days, ATi has been releasing new models of the ?All-In-Wonder? at a feverish pace, with three new versions since last fall alone, the All-In-Wonder Radeon 8500DV, the All-In-Wonder Radeon 7500, and now the All-In-Wonder Radeon 8500.
Not long before the holiday season of 2001, Dave had the chance to review the first All-In-Wonder to incorporate the Radeon 8500 GPU. The All-In-Wonder Radeon 8500DV targeted the video enthusiast looking for advanced video editing capabilities as well as exceptional 3D Graphics quality. Powered by a 240MHz. Radeon 8500 GPU and 190MHz. DDR RAM (380MHz.), the 8500DV proved to be both a well-