|Infineon BGA memory of the ATI All in Wonder Radeon 8500 128MB Edition.
ATI has done an excellent job with their All in Wonder Radeon 8500 128MB
Based on the Radeon 8500 core its got the power to handle most of
todays fast 3D games, but the AIW 8500 128MB has much more to offer
then just good 3D performance. With full VIVO options and great software to back
the card up, your computer can now be the center of your home entertainment as
well, and that is just damn cool. Image quality is on par with what you expect
from cable and that should make TV-viewing easy on the eyes.
The software that accompanies the All in Wonder Radeon 8500 is also very good, with new features such as the blended
window option which allows for translucent TV viewing. This is the killer feature that anyone
who spends way too much time on the computer is going to be picking the AIW
up for! Guide Plus is a TV Guide and more, offering to record your
favorite programs if you can't watch them and being able to see what will be on
the tube up to seven days in advance.
In terms of
3D applications as you can see from the benchmarks posted, the All in Wonder
Radeon 8500 128MB is no slouch. Often able to out pace it's older brother the Retail
Radeon 8500 64MB, it can definitely handle any game currently out there right now.
In terms of overclocking, the AIW 8500 128MB was also up to the task, hitting
308 MHz core and 660 MHz memory.
The only down side to the card is its price of
about $300 USD. Given the amount of features it has this is not really
all that surprising, but it may be a
tough pill to swallow for some consumers. However for those of you who must have the best,
there really isn't another card that offers more flexibility then the ATI All in Wonder Radeon 8500
128MB, and that deserves a big thumbs up from us!
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