July 23, 2008

AMD Combines HD, Graphics, HDTV, and HD Video for PCs

Sunnyvale, Calif. - AMD expanded The Ultimate Visual Experience for North America with the ATI All-In-Wonder HD, combining award-winning ATI Radeon Premium graphics and ATI TV Wonder HD tuner technology card in one PCI Express 2.0 solution.
ATI All-in-Wonder HD transforms the PC into an immersive digital video recorder for HDTV and analog TV, plus expands the realm of exceptional gaming with cinematic HD graphics for mainstream PCs. Blu-ray disc playback can be enjoyed in full HD (1080p) thanks to ATI All-in-WonderHD's unified video decoder (UVD) technology.
AMD LIVE! ready and certified for Windows Vista, ATI All-In-Wonder HD has a suggested retail price (MSRP) of $199 and delivers capabilities to watch and record free-to-air HDTV, unencrypted digital cable programming, and superb analog TV reception powered by ATI Theater 650 Pro hardware MPEG-2 encoding technology.
ATI All-in-Wonder HD offers support for Microsoft DirectX 10.1, enabling gamers to play top HD games with life-like 3D graphics, stunning realism, and great shading effects, says a representative. Full support for PCI Express 2.0 technology allows for twice the throughput of current PCI Express 1.0 cards. ATI All-in-Wonder HD expands TV viewing capabilities with support for Windows Media Center bundled with Windows Vista Home Premium and Windows Vista Ultimate editions, as well as Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005.
The ATI All-in-Wonder HD complements AMD LIVE! PCs. Featured with ATI All-in-Wonder HD is ATI Catalyst Media Center software that provides an easy path to view TV programs in a variety of entertainment environments and mobile video devices. Recorded TV programs and home videos can be converted into popular formats for viewing video on portable media devices.
ATI Catalyst Media Center software includes a scalable TV interface with integrated TV programming info, DVD video authoring and movie playback, and video conversion technologies. A second bundled AMD LIVE! Entertainment Suite CD includes AMD LIVE! On Demand to access the DVR from any computer with broadband connectivity and AMD LIVE! Explorer for managing and interacting with an entertainment library.