ATI fits 9700 into All-in-Wonder card
Editing, tuning, gaming
ATI today added a RADEON 9700 flavor to its ALL-IN-WONDER retail line up of home entertainment graphics/multimedia cards. You can pick up a board this fall, in North America anyway. It doesn't come cheap - "less than USD$500", ATI says. But what's that to the computer games fanatics who like to watch TV on their PCs and maybe put in a bit of video editing on the side?
For those who do not live the life, the 8500DV at $199 and the ALL-IN-WONDER® RADEON 7500 at $149 are reasonable alternatives for the Christmas stocking.
The 9700 is ATI's fastest graphics chip to date. The company is in an arms race with Nvidia over next-gen offerings - the ATI's R350 v. Nvidia's NV30. Neither chip is out yet, but the excitement is rising at the hardware review sites with purported leaks and speculation galore. Today's Digitimes takes the temperature down somewhat with a report on the manufacturing process that ATI will use for the R350. ®