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ATI's 'ALL-IN-WONDER' Family Grows In Europe

by Rainier on Feb. 25, 2003 @ 11:06 a.m. PST

ATI Technologies Inc. today announced that the award-winning ALL-IN-WONDER 9700 PRO, featuring the world's fastest graphic chip - RADEON 9700 PRO - is now available to European customers. ATI's latest multimedia video card joins the successful ALL-IN-WONDER 9000 PRO already shipping to the European marketplace.

ALL-IN-WONDER 9700 PRO has won critical acclaim in North America including PC GAMER Editors' Choice Award, MAXIMUM PC Kick Ass Product, FORTUNE Magazine Best of 2002, HOUSTON CHRONICLE Best Video Card 2002 and SHARKY EXTREME Extreme Hardware. Now ALL-IN-WONDER 9700 PRO is speeding its way to Europe to gain even greater acceptance.

"We're excited to offer our European customers the world's fastest multimedia video card -- the ALL-IN-WONDER 9700 PRO that delivers cool and quiet performance," said Peter Edinger, Vice President and Managing Director, ATI Technologies (Europe). "Not only does it feature the fastest graphics available for today's and tomorrow's games, the ALL-IN-WONDER 9700 PRO carries on the ALL-IN-WONDER family tradition of multimedia functionality, usability and excellence."

"By combining the fastest graphics, RADEON 9700 PRO, and the well proven ALL-IN-WONDER technology, the ALL-IN-WONDER 9700 PRO delivers top performance," said Brian Skelton, Global Marketing Director at Sapphire Technology. "With TV tuner and video capture capabilities, we expect this all-in-one card and RF (radio frequency) remote control to be ideal for gamers, video enthusiasts and those users who want TV capabilities. The ALL-IN-WONDER 9700 PRO gives the PC real 'Home Theatre' capabilities."

ATI is also introducing ALL-IN-WONDER VE PCI for the European market. With 64MB DDR memory, ALL-IN-WONDER VE is an all-in-one graphics card that provides awesome graphics performance, TV and PVR (personal video recorder) functionality, and video capture and editing features right on the PC. The ALL-IN-WONDER VE comes bundled with MULTIMEDIA CENTER 8.1.

Edinger added: "To provide low cost PCs - many without an AGP (accelerated graphics port) slot - with improved graphics performance and multimedia capability, ATI now offers ALL-IN-WONDER VE PCI. This new budget video card is designed to deliver a variety of multimedia TV and game graphics features for the PCI upgrade market."

ATI's new multimedia video cards join the popular ALL-IN-WONDER 9000 PRO already available to European customers. ALL-IN-WONDER 9000 PRO includes ATI's integrated THEATER 200 for high quality audio and video, plus SMARTSHADER technology and takes advantage of the advanced features of Microsoft DirectX 8.1, enabling more complex and realistic lightning effects in all the latest games. FULLSTREAM, a feature of the RADEON 9000 PRO chip, provides a better viewing experience for streaming Internet video.

ALL-IN-WONDER 9700 PRO offers the following features:

  • ATI's MULTIMEDIA CENTER 8.1 software - Version 8.1 of ATI's industry-leading multimedia software suite offers a full range of critically-acclaimed multimedia functions including:
  • Enhanced TV-ON-DEMAND PVR for instant replays, pausing live TV or recording live broadcasts for later viewing;
  • mulTView - Enables dual TV tuner capabilities such as Picture-in-Picture when combined with ATI-TV WONDER or TV WONDER VE;
  • THRUVIEW - Allows for translucent viewing of TV, DVD (digital versatile disk) and video file playback;
  • VIDEOSOAP - 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;
  • FULLSTREAM - Uses pixel shaders, based on innovative technology in RADEON 9700 PRO, to remove blocky artifacts from streaming video and provides sharper image quality and greater scalability; and,
  • 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;
  • REMOTE WONDER - Offers remote control via RF (radio frequency) for instant easy access to all the multimedia features (TV, video, DVD - and more) from any other room in the house or office (requires USB - universal serial bus) - thus providing a 30-foot User Interface in the palm of your hand;
  • ATI's THEATER 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;
  • VIDEOSHADER - Uses programmable pixel shader technology to accelerate video processing and provide better-looking visuals;
  • RADEON 9700 PRO VPU and 128MB (megabyte) DDR memory - Designed for advanced 3D graphics and gaming, the ALL-IN-WONDER 9700 PRO delivers the same revolutionary graphics performance as the industry-acclaimed RADEON 9700 PRO graphics card;
  • Stereo TV-tuner with 125 channels;
  • Analog video capture and editing in MPEG-2 format at up to 720x480x30 fps NTSC and 720x576x25 fps PAL/Secam;
  • DVD video playback with Dolby AC-3 digital audio; and
  • Support for Microsoft DirectX 9.0 and OpenGL

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