Introduction, Specifications & Bundle
It's been a little over six months since ATI first announced the All-In-Wonder X800 XT, but in the months following the announcement the card never made it onto retail shelves. It's no secret that ATI has struggled through some supply issues recently with their high-end GPUs. Since the time that we were first introduced to the card, ATI has also informed us that some aspects of the All-In-Wonder X800 XT's design took more work to perfect than the company had originally anticipated. This card incorporates some new technology that was previously not available on older All-In-Wonder products, plus it's based on a much more powerful GPU and has double the amount of memory as the previous flagship All-In-Wonder, the AIW 9800 Pro. All of these issues contributed to the unfortunate delay in bringing the All-In-Wonder X800 XT to market. However, ATI has since overcome the initial hurdles and now the AIW X800 XT is readily available and in-stock at multiple retailers. We were recently given the opportunity to evaluate the All-In-Wonder X800 XT, and have a lot to tell you about. So, read on if you're interested in learning about the most powerful All-In-Wonder card to be released to date.
Operating Systems Support
TV Tuner Requirements
•_NTSC (North America, Japan, and Latin America)
*Features vary from country to country and depending on the television standard. Note that Latin American countries using the PAL M and PAL N standards including Argentina and Brazil are supported by the NTSC version.
•_VGA connector for analog CRT
•_S-video or composite connector for TV/VCR
•_DVI-I connector for digital CRT or flat panel
•_Drive two displays simultaneously with independent resolutions and refresh rates
•_YPrPb output adapter included which enables output to HDTV-ready televisions (North America only)
New and Uniquely Designed Connectors
•_These innovative modular input and output blocks are completely flexible and can be joined together to allow users to place the input and output connections in a variety of easily accessible combinations.
•_15 pin VGA
•_Stereo audio, S-video, and composite video inputs and outputs
•_External stereo connections to sound card's line input and output Dolby digital stereo audio output (S/PDIF)
•_3-year limited warranty
ATI includes a large assortment of customized cables, accessories, and software with the All-In-Wonder X800 XT. Included with the card itself, is a Remote Wonder II, a di-pole FM antenna, S-Video and composite cables, and a four-pin Molex power cable splitter. The card also ships with a custom dongle that houses a pair of F-type coaxial connectors (TV & FM inputs) and another pair of connectors that compliment the custom, stackable break-out boxes that are included with the All-In-Wonder X800 XT. Three break-out boxes are included in all, one with S-Video and composite A/V inputs, another with S-Video and composite A/V outputs, and another with HDTV component outputs.
ATI also includes a handful of user's manuals and applications with the All-In-Wonder X800 XT. The user's manuals detail the installation and use of the card's multimedia functions, and explain how to configure the Remote Wonder II. The suite of bundled software packages includes ATI's drivers and Multimedia Center software, Pinnacle Studio v9 (ATI Edition), Mediator v7.0, and Visual Communicator.