ATI ships All-in-Wonder Radeon 8500 to retailers

Trade-in

ATI today started shipping the All-in-Wonder Radeon 8500 all-singing, all-dancing graphics card to retailers in North America.

ATI claims the board is the "fastest multimedia graphics cards for gamers". But the feature set suggest that more generalised home entertainment - watching and recording TV on the PC, digital video editing - is the key driver. ATI has another card for this segment, the All-in-Wonder RADEON 8500DV, introduced in January for $399. It drops in price to $299.

This All-in-Wonder Radeon 8500 128MB carries a hefty recommended retail price of $399 and has more DDR memory than its non-All-in-Wonder Radeon 8500 counterpart - 128MB v. 64MB.

Considering the price, it may be worth checking out
ATI one-month trade-in promo. Punters get a $50 rebate immediately, and another $100 mail-in rebate when they send in their previously purchased graphics card to ATI (check out the web site for the rules of engagement). The Radeon 8500 65MB and Radeon 8500 cards are included in this promo. ®