ATI All-In-Wonder X800 XT

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Benchmark Summary: The All-In-Wonder X800 XT is every bit as fast as a standard Radeon X800 XT, and offers 85%-95% of the performance of ATI's current flagship Radeon X850 XT Platinum Edition. Throughout our entire suite of benchmarks, the All-In-Wonder X800 XT performed at virtually the same level as a standard Radeon X800 XT, and trailed behind only the X850 XT PE in most tests.  The only exception was Doom 3, where the GeForce 6800 GT was also able to outpace the All-In-Wonder X800 XT.

ATI's latest All-In-Wonder is an excellent addition to an already impressive line-up of very capable multimedia and 3D gaming cards.  With the All-In-Wonder Radeon X800 XT, ATI has implemented a handful of new features including a silicon TV tuner, a new purple and gold color scheme, and DVI output. The AIW X800 XT is also equipped with the latest version of ATI's input / output dongles, which makes customizing the connector configuration extremely simple.  If you don't plan to use the HD component inputs / outputs, for example, you simply don't have to plug them in, which helps eliminate unnecessary cable clutter.  This latest All-In-Wonder also happens to be equipped with the fastest GPU and memory of any other AIW card released to date.  And even with all of the extra functionality offered by the multimedia features, the All-In-Wonder X800 XT ($499 MSRP) is priced only $50 higher than a standard Radeon X800 XT.

The only things that detract from the All-In-Wonder X800 XT's appeal is the slight lag that we experienced when switching between TV channels and the fact that this card is only available for AGP. The channel-changing lag didn't hinder our overall experience with the card, however.  Also we're fairly certain many of you that haven't made the jump to PCI Express just yet won't mind that the All-In-Wonder X800 XT is an AGP card. The single-slot form factor, and complete software bundle also contribute to the overall value of this product. The All-In-Wonder X800 XT succeeds on many different levels; we're giving this card a solid 9.5 on the Heat Meter and a much deserved Editor's Choice award.

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