by Chip Parker
For STReport, this board
represents the third generation of ATI's "convergence"
graphics card. The ATI All-in-Wonder 128/32mb delivers a strong,
sophisticated set of video features, with its performance, ease of
installation and use right up there with or, exceeding several
Like earlier versions, the All-in-Wonder
128/32mb combines a current generation graphics accelerator, a
TV tuner, and both input and output for TV signals. In place of
the multi-head cable in earlier products is a small, purple
breakout box for the various connections. Also new is on-the-fly
MPEG-2 compression capability. This is performed mostly in
software, though the Rage 128 has circuitry that assists in the
This puppy is fast.... right
up there or faster than the so-called "big names"... it
runs Q3 like a thoroughbred racehorse. I might add,
this performance was checked in BOTH 98se and Win2k. Would
we recommend this card? Any Day! ATI has been in business
forever... well almost... they're one of the best and have been
for years. You can't go wrong.
In fact... ATI offers
both performance and service... calling their tech support or
accessing their newsgroup on the net is a pleasure. We tried
accessing a few of the others... Creative and Matrox...
and both developed into a litany of goofy, non-sensible excuses
and then finally, horror stories. Look to our Dream Machine
Series in the Magazine for the complete and very ugly story..