ATI introduces AIW Radeon 9800 PRO

The ALL-IN-WONDER 9800 PRO includes ATI’s newest powerhouse graphics chip, the RADEONâ„¢ 9800 PRO, for outstanding performance with incredible image quality. A 256-bit memory interface and eight powerful pixel pipelines provide real-time, Hollywood-caliber graphics – even for the most demanding next-generation games.

“ATI redefines home entertainment with the ALL-IN-WONDER 9800 PRO,” said Godfrey Cheng, Director of Marketing, Multimedia Products, ATI Technologies Inc. “ATI’s newest multimedia video card sensation, ALL-IN-WONDER 9800 PRO, combines the advantages of the world’s best graphics in the RADEONâ„¢ 9800 PRO, with ATI’s THEATERâ„¢ 200 video and audio processing chip and our new MULTIMEDIA CENTER 8.5 software suite. The result is a truly entertaining home theater experience.”

ATI is also introducing EAZYLOOK, an on-screen information display for home theater settings, designed for easy use with ATI’s REMOTE WONDERâ„¢. EAZYLOOK has been added as a component of MULTIMEDIA CENTER 8.5, in response to ATI’s large and loyal fan base in the home theater segment.

ATI’s new flagship multimedia video card, the ALL-IN-WONDER 9800 PRO, will be available this spring for USD$449 (MSRP) and complements the ALL-IN-WONDER® 9700 PRO at USD$399 (MSRP), the ALL-IN-WONDER® 9000 PRO at USD$199 (MSRP), the value-priced ALL-IN-WONDER® 7500 at USD$149 (MSRP) and the ALL-IN-WONDER® VE at USD$129 (MSRP).

In addition to the feature-rich combination of hardware and software extras the family of ALL-IN-WONDER products offer, the ALL-IN-WONDER 9800 PRO also includes the following features:
  • ATI’s MULTIMEDIA CENTER 8.5 software – Version 8.5 of ATI’s industry-leading multimedia software suite offers a full range of critically-acclaimed multimedia functions:
    • EAZYLOOK for on screen display information while using REMOTE WONDER;
    • Enhanced TV-ON-DEMANDâ„¢ PVR for instant replays, pausing live TV or recording live broadcasts for later viewing;
    • MULTVIEWâ„¢ – Enables dual TV tuner capabilities such as Picture-in-Picture when combined with ATI-TV WONDERâ„¢;
    • THRUVIEWâ„¢ – Allows for translucent viewing of TV, DVD (digital versatile disk) and video file playback;
    • VIDEOSOAPâ„¢ – Delivers advanced filtering to reduce noise, improve sharpness and soften focus as desired to provide the highest quality video compression for PVR and personal video editing functions;
    • Closed Caption Search within TV-ON-DEMAND complements the popular “Hotwords” functionality with the PVR allowing the computer to search for content of interest whether it happens in the future or the recent past;
  • ATI’s THEATERâ„¢ 200 – Provides exceptional video and stereo audio quality viewing during live TV and video input and capture – all based on technologies from ATI’s digital television research and development;
  • Gemstar’s GUIDEPlus+ provides an intelligent free integrated program guide (North America only) that allows user to view and search TV listing by category, actor/performer, or date. Schedule and record programs at the click of a mouse – all the benefits of a PVR without the monthly fees;
  • REMOTE WONDER – Radio frequency wireless remote adds the flexibility of a hand held, 30-foot user interface;
  • VIDEOSHADERâ„¢ – Uses programmable pixel shader technology to accelerate video processing and provide better-looking visuals;
  • RADEONâ„¢ 9800 PRO – Designed for advanced 3D graphics and gaming, the ALL-IN-WONDER 9800 PRO delivers the same revolutionary graphics performance as the industry-acclaimed RADEON 9800 PRO graphics card;
  • Stereo TV-tuner with 125 channels;
  • Analog video capture and editing in MPEG-2 format at up to 720×480 30 frames-per-second resolution;
  • DVD video playback with Dolby® AC-3 digital audio;
  • Component Video output via YPrPb adapter for connectivity with HDTVs or similar displays;
  • Support for Microsoft® DirectX® 9.0 and OpenGL®; and,
  • Backed by quality ATI customer support and a 3-year limited warranty, the ALL-IN-WONDER 9800 PRO supports Windows® XP, Windows® 2000, Windows® Me, and Windows® 98/98 SE (Windows Me driver can be installed on Windows 98/98SE).