ATI All-In-Wonder HD Video Card Review :: The Bundle

08-27-2008 · Category: Hardware - Video Cards

By Ben Sun
  • AIW HD card
  • TV antenna
  • Audio Video Daughter card
  • DVI-I to D-Sub adapter
  • S-Video to Composite adapter
  • S-Video to RCA Adapter

ATIís AIW HD came in a plain white box typical of the review units as the card is new and not the retail package. The bundle is representative of the final packaging from ATI partners like Visiontek and Diamond who are selling retail packages based upon this configuration but the artwork and other components are vendor specific.


ATI All-In-Wonder HD Video Card Review Card and Daughter card

Card and Daughter card

ATI All-In-Wonder HD Video Card Review Bundle

Bundle

ATI All-In-Wonder HD Video Card Review Back of Daughter card

Back of Daughter card

ATI All-In-Wonder HD Video Card Review Daughter card with cable

Daughter card with cable


The hardware side of the bundle came with an S-Video to RCA adapter, a DVI-I to D-Sub adapter and S-Video to Composite adapter, a telescoping antenna, the A/V daughter card and the A-I-W HD card itself. One notable component that is important is a remote control. ATI says the vendors are free to offer a remote control with their card if wanted but there wasnít one in the package they sent.


ATI All-In-Wonder HD Video Card Review Daughter card IO

Daughter card IO


The included antenna is a telescoping antenna that requires you to attach the extendable part to the base, extend the rod and attach it to the card itself with. In practice it might be better to use cable but not everyone has cable as part of their home package. This antenna looks 100% better than the triangle shaped one included with the original HD Wonder card that introduced HDTV to the ATI cards.

ATI releases a new driver every month in the form of a Catalyst driver. At the moment, the latest Catalyst driver is the Catalyst 8.8 drivers. The drivers control the various image quality settings of the video card and also the basic setup for the video settings. ATI video cards are capable of up to 8x MSAA, with Tent filters that allow for up to 24x quality under certain circumstances and is controlled by the Catalyst Control Center interface.


Driver screenshots


ATI All-In-Wonder HD Video Card Review
ATI All-In-Wonder HD Video Card Review
ATI All-In-Wonder HD Video Card Review
ATI All-In-Wonder HD Video Card Review


ATI All-In-Wonder HD Video Card Review