All-in-Wonder

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All-in-Wonder family
Release date 1996–2006, 2008

The All-in-Wonder (also abbreviated to AIW) was a combination graphics card/TV tuner card designed by ATI Technologies. It was introduced on November 11, 1996.[1] ATI had previously used the Wonder trademark on other graphics cards, however, they were not full TV/graphics combo cards (EGA Wonder, VGA Wonder, Graphics Wonder). ATI also makes other TV oriented cards that use the word Wonder (TV Wonder, HDTV Wonder, DV Wonder), and remote control (Remote Wonder). The All-in-Wonder line debuted with the Rage chipset series. The cards were available in two forms, built by third-party manufacturers (marked as "Powered by ATI") as well as by ATI itself ("Built by ATI").

Each of the All-in-Wonder Radeon cards is based on a Radeon chipset with extra features incorporated onto the board. AIW cards run at lower clock speeds (two exceptions are the AIW 9600XT/AIW X800XT faster/same speed) than their conventional counterparts to reduce heat and power consumption.[2] In June 2008, AMD revived the product line with an HD model.[3]

Accessories[edit]

All-in-Wonder HD Graphics and TV Tuner Card with Accessory Kit

The cards use a variety of specialised ports along the side to provide output to televisions, with the retail version provided with composite ports and the ability to output to component. Later products also comes with a Remote Wonder remote control and a USB RF receiver to receive radio frequency signals from the remote. Some variants of the All-in-Wonder included FM radio tuning as well. Some analog-based tuners were bundled with Gemstar's Guide Plus+ electronic program guide for TV listings, while digital-based tuners used TitanTV instead.

Drivers[edit]

The AIW card drivers are based on ATI's Catalyst drivers with additional T200 unified stream drivers. Currently, the only operating systems fully supporting TV capture with these cards are Microsoft Windows XP, 2000, 98, and 95. Display drivers work on Linux, and TV capture is supported on some cards with the GATOS project.[4]

Lineup[edit]

Retail name Chipset based on Variants Digital/analog signal AVIVO Available interface Introduction date[5][6]
All-in-Wonder HD[7] Radeon HD 3650 (Generic only) Digital/analog Yes PCI Express 2.0 June 26, 2008
All-in-Wonder X1900[8] Radeon X1900 (Generic only) Digital/analog Yes PCI Express 2006-01-24 January 24, 2006
All-in-Wonder X1800 XL[9] Radeon X1800 XL Digital/analog Yes PCI Express 2005-11-21 November 21, 2005
All-in-Wonder 2006 PCI Express[10] Radeon X1300 (Generic only) Digital/analog Yes PCI Express 2005-12-22 December 22, 2005
All-in-Wonder X800 Radeon X800 GT (PCI-E only), XL,[11] XT [12] Analog(/digital on GT) No PCI Express, AGP 2004-09-09 September 9, 2004 (XT)
All-in-Wonder X600 Pro [13] Radeon X600 Pro Analog No PCI Express 2004-09-21 September 21, 2004
All-in-Wonder 9800 Radeon 9800 SE, Pro [14] Analog No AGP 2003-04-07 April 7, 2003
All-in-Wonder 9700 Radeon 9700 Pro Regular,[15] Pro [16] Analog No AGP 2002-09-30 September 30, 2002
February 25, 2003 (Europe, Pro variant)
All-in-Wonder 9600 Radeon 9600 XT,[17] Pro,[18] Regular[19] Analog No AGP 2003-08-05 August 5, 2003 (Pro)
January 6, 2004 (Regular, XT)
All-in-Wonder 2006 Edition[20] Radeon 9600 Analog No AGP Unknown
All-in-Wonder 9200 Radeon 9200 Analog No AGP, PCI 2004-01-26 January 26, 2004
All-in-Wonder 9000 Pro [21] Radeon 9000 Pro Analog No AGP 2003-03-31 March 31, 2003
All-in-Wonder Radeon 8500 Radeon 8500 Regular,[22] 128MB, DV [23] Analog No AGP 2001-08-30 August 30, 2001 (DV)
All-in-Wonder Radeon 7500 [24] Radeon 7500 Analog No AGP 2002-01-22 January 22, 2002
All-in-Wonder VE [25] Radeon 7500 Analog No PCI 2002-12-02 December 2, 2002
February 25, 2003 (Europe)
All-in-Wonder Radeon [26] Radeon 7200 Analog No AGP, PCI 2000-07-31 July 31, 2000
All-in-Wonder 128 [27] 3D Rage 128 Regular, Pro Analog No AGP, PCI 1999-01-25 January 25, 1999
All-in-Wonder Pro [28] 3D Rage Pro Analog No AGP, PCI 1997-10-20 October 20, 1997
All-in-Wonder [29] 3D Rage II+ 2MB, 4MB Analog No PCI 1996-11-11 November 11, 1996

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