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  ATI All In Wonder 9700 Pro Review The Fastest 3D in a Multimedia Package By: Chris Angelini November 4th, 2002 Back in September, ATI gave us a peek at a project on which its multimedia team had been working.  Dubbed the All in Wonder RADEON 9700 Pro, we knew it would be incorporating the R300 Visual Processing Unit (VPU).  Imagine our surprise when ATI also divulged that the 3D core would probably be running at the same frequency as its flagship RADEON 9700 Pro card.  Typically, All In Wonder variants, when first introduced to the market, had to be scaled back in clock speed a bit - but not this one.   From there, the preview only got better. Not only would the... Read more...
Sapphire Technology Radeon 9700 Atlantis Pro A newcomer brings The Radeon 9700 To Market By -Dave Altavilla October 14, 2002   A complete unknown to the retail market, Sapphire Technology debuts here today, with their high end, ATi based entry into the 3D Graphics space.  We've seen many ATi built cards here in the HotHardware Labs and the design and quality has never fallen short of expectations.  Granted, we have not always been impressed with performance or driver stability but that is a thing of the past it seems, for the current 3D Graphics leader from the great white north.  Their flagship VPU (Video Processing Unit, as ATi has aptly named it), is currently king of the... Read more...
  ATI All In Wonder 9700 Pro Preview The Fastest 3D in a Multimedia Package By: Chris Angelini September 30, 2002 If ATI were a Winston Cup NASCAR, we'd say that the company is efficiently firing on all eight cylinders.  The Mobility RADEON 9000 rules the mobile market, the well publicized RADEON 9700 Pro delivers the best performance to gaming enthusiasts, and the RADEON 9000 Pro is a solid mainstream card.  Further, ATI's latest round of hardware has been complimented by relatively stable drivers - a first, as far as the gaming community is concerned.  After the past few months of heightened success, what more could we ask for from the Canadian firm?  Well, consider... Read more...
  The ATi Radeon 9700 Pro Full Release Review ATi Technologies Overtakes NVIDIA's Flagship GPU By, Dave Altavilla August 19, 2002 Taking risks is a way of life for people as well as companies, if there is a desire to achieve and be the best at what they do.  If you look at the patterns and modus operendi of the average "over achiever", you'll note that taking chances and educated risks is standard procedure.  Often times an individual, if they are to expand their scope of influence or grow, needs to take themselves "out of their element" and take the risk of something totally new, foreign or innovative.  Likewise, one certainly could draw a conclusion on... Read more...
ATI RADEON 9700 Relative Performance Update Performance Analysis With The GeForce4 Ti 4600 As The Yardstick By -Chris Angelini July 20th, 2002 On Wednesday, July 17th, we attended the launch event for ATI?s latest high-end graphics processor, the R300.  ATI has hosted similar events in the past, but without fail, NVIDIA would release a driver update within days and spoil the celebration.  This time was different though ? ATI representatives knew beforehand that R300 wasn?t going to be bested by any software enhancement. We covered the technology behind the RADEON 9700 (the first card based on the R300 VPU) in a previous piece, here.  So, rather than rehash the details that have... Read more...
  The ATi Radeon 9000 and Radeon 9700 Preview ATi 's Next Generation Products Unveiled By, Jeff Bouton July 18, 2002   The video card wars are heating up once again.  The rivalry between ATi and NVIDIA has never been more intense.  The two are poised for yet another battle in their ongoing attempts for market supremacy.  As of late, the two seem to be in strike / counter-strike mode.  ATi launches new drivers and NVIDIA launches Cg.  Just as was the case with the Radeon 8500 launch, ATi is the first to break the silence and have announced their next generation technology.  We can only assume that NVIDIA is lying in wait, to see what their arch-rival has... Read more...
  The ATi All-In-Wonder Radeon 8500 Review Will The Real All-In-Wonder Please Stand Up? By, Jeff Bouton April 22, 2002   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,... Read more...
NVIDIA's GF4 Ti4200 Vs. Radeon 8500LEs From Apollo Graphics and ATi Mainstream Graphics Cards Do Battle... By - Marco Chiappetta April 11, 2002 If you're reading this page, chances are you're a PC hardware enthusiast who is constantly thinking about his (or her) next upgrade.  You may have your heart set on a shiny new GeForce 4 Ti 4600 or 128MB Radeon 8500 All-in-Wonder, but you don't have the kind of coin necessary to support your "hardware addiction".  So what are you to do?  Do you continue to save your money until you have enough cash for the latest and greatest, or do just bite the bullet and stick with what you have?   These are questions that companies... Read more...
ATi All-In-Wonder Radeon 8500DV One card, a multitude of technology By Dave Altavilla 12/26/01   ATi's extremely successful "All-In-Wonder" series of graphics cards has garnered critical acclaim for many years now, with its highly integrated offering of Multimedia, TV and Digital Video capabilities.  Where most all other manufacturers opt to handle TV Tuner and Input/Output Interfaces in discrete external solutions, ATi's packs it all on one standard AGP implementation.  The only other vendor that was able to deliver this level of integration, was the now extinct 3dfx, with their impressive at the time, Voodoo3-3500TV. Since then times have changed dramatically and there... Read more...
  The ATI All-In-Wonder Radeon 7500 Review Not Just a TV Card By, Jeff Bouton April 4, 2002 I'm sure if you asked any computer enthusiast to name a manufacturer of combination TV/Graphics cards, there is little doubt that many would say "ATi."  We're not saying that they are the only game in town but it is hard to argue that they haven't carved out quite a niche for themselves.  With competition from players like Hauppague, as well as the relatively recent edition of nVidia, with its "Personal Cinema" product, ATI still holds a major share of the combination TV/Graphics card market. What sets ATI apart from the rest, is that they were one of the first to pioneer... Read more...
The ATi Radeon 8500 Driver Update 11/14/01 One step closer but still not quite there yet By Dave Altavilla 11/14/01          Well then, it's update time.  As we promised in our 10/22/01 release review of the Radeon 8500 and 7500 series graphics cards, we're back with an update on ATi's progress in the driver department.  Today, ATi will be releasing their 7.63.01 revision driver for both the Radeon 8500 and 7500 series graphics cards.  This "unified driver" has been targeted by ATi to solve many of the issues that cropped up in the initial release of their new generation product. Specifically, in a conference call with ATi, we were... Read more...
ATI's Next Generation The Radeon 8500 and Radeon 7500 Review Untapped Power By Dave Altavilla 10/22/01                                         Once again we find ourselves in the fall season with too many new "toys" to possibly even consider for the coming holidays.  However, 3D Graphics Cards seem to heat up this time of year, more so it seems, than any other technology for the Personal Computer.  Furthermore, the frenzy and hype surrounding these products is more intense and vigorous than almost... Read more...
4/24/00   ATI's Radeon - The Rage 6 Revealed!   ATI?s Radeon 256 Preview 4/24/2000 By, Marco ?BigWop? Chiappetta and Dave "Davo" Altavilla Spring is upon us and with the new season, usually comes the new product announcements from the major graphics hardware players.  So far, 3dfx and nVidia (sort of) have given us a taste of what?s in store for us in the coming months.   The largest player of all, ATI has been relatively silent. Until Now? We?ve been under NDA for a little while about the Radeon 256, and let me tell you, it?s been tough to keep this one quiet.  ATI has generally been ahead of the curve in terms of feature implementation. They were the... Read more...
The ATI Radeon Experience ATI's new 3D Graphics powerhouse may just be the new King of The Hill By Marco "BigWop" Chiappetta 7/17/00 A few months ago, ATI made a bold announcement that they wanted to dominate the high-end consumer 3D graphics card market.  Although ATI is already the largest graphics board manufacturer in the industry, their products have never had superior performance as far as Gaming and 3D Graphics were concerned.  Their feature sets were very complete, but competing products from NVidia and 3dfx consistently outperformed ATI?s products at the time.  Even though ?on paper? some of ATI?s products seemed powerful enough to compete, in real world testing,... Read more...
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