ATI All-In-Wonder 2006 PCI Express Edition Review :: The Gaming Experience

01-01-2006 · Category: Hardware - Video Cards

By Benjamin Sun

One thing that surprised me as a reviewer is this card played games very well. Being slower clocked than a default X1300 Pro, which is the mainstream card on ATI's X1K lineup, I expected the card to be a bit slow in the games I tried it on. To say I'm pleasantly surprised is an understatement.

Call of Duty 2 is the latest WW2 action game from Activision. You take the role of a soldier in the US, the Red or the German army and complete missions given to you by your superiors. The A-I-W 2006 was able to play the game at up to 1280x1024 resolutions with only a few slowdowns during gameplay. The A-I-W 2006 is targeted for the mainstream user, so that is fine for the card.

F.E.A.R. is one of the most visually demanding games in existence, bringing even the mighty x1800XT or 7800GTX cards to their knees with maximum resolution, AA and AF settings. The A-I-W 2006 was able to play this game at 1024x768 without AA or AF enabled. Visually there is no difference between an A-I-W 2006 PCI Express Edition and its bigger brother the A-I-W X1800XL, but performance was not up to par in this game.

MotoGP is a motorcycle racing game that was released a few years ago for the PC. Today, it's a game that's bundled with some GIGABYTE video cards. It's a bit of an older game but every once in a while I fire it up. The game uses Pixel Shaders in the water and has dust and particle effects in kicked up sand throughout. MotoGP ran wonderfully on the A-I-W 2006 PCI Express card, as I played it at 1280x1024 with no problems, except that using the keyboard mouse to control the motorcycle didn't give the precise control that a gamepad does, but that's not the fault of the video card.

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ATI All-In-Wonder 2006 PCI Express Edition Review
ATI All-In-Wonder 2006 PCI Express Edition Review
ATI All-In-Wonder 2006 PCI Express Edition Review
ATI All-In-Wonder 2006 PCI Express Edition Review


ATI All-In-Wonder 2006 PCI Express Edition Review
ATI All-In-Wonder 2006 PCI Express Edition Review
ATI All-In-Wonder 2006 PCI Express Edition Review
ATI All-In-Wonder 2006 PCI Express Edition Review


ATI All-In-Wonder 2006 PCI Express Edition Review
ATI All-In-Wonder 2006 PCI Express Edition Review
ATI All-In-Wonder 2006 PCI Express Edition Review
ATI All-In-Wonder 2006 PCI Express Edition Review