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Press Release: Hercules Radeon Based Video Cards

| Online Video News | Posted: Feb 6, 2002 7:05 am

Hercules just sent me some info on their soon to be released range of ATI Radeon 8500 and 7500 based graphics cards. It will be very interesting to see how these fair against the strong competition from nVidia.

 

3D Prophet AIW 8500 DV (RRP $AUD999)

 

 

3D ACCELERATION: THE MOST FEATURE-RICH 3D ACCELERATOR AVAILABLE

 

3D architecture powered by ATI's RADEON™ 8500 GPU
230MHz core clock with 64MB onboard DDR RAM
Supports the latest 3D technology for high framerates and photo-realistic 3D scenes
Full hardware support for the latest APIs (OpenGL® and DirectX® 8.1)

 

STEREO TV-TUNER: THE LATEST TV FEATURES ON YOUR PC

 

Stereo TV tuner (PAL B/G/D/K/I and SECAM L/D/K) with up to 125 channels
Integrated Teletext, Multistandard Autoscan and Time Shifting functions
Watch TV while working or surfing the web: full screen, in-window, mosaic and background displays available

 

RADIO-FREQUENCY REMOTE CONTROL

 

Control DVD and TV from a far distance

 

VIDEO EDITING STUDIO: A SIMPLE AND COMPLETE HOME VIDEO EDITING SOLUTION

 

Capture and edit digital video at up to 25fps in 720x576 (PAL) without loss of quality
Enhance your videos by adding cool special effects, titles, transitions and soundtracks Record your videos on CD-R, video cassette or DVD-R, or send them to friends by Email

 

DVD PLAYBACK: HOME THEATER SUPPORT FOR DVD AND DIGITAL AUDIO ON YOUR PC

 

Motion Compensation and iDCT hardware acceleration
Enhanced de-interlacing for crisp and fluid display
Dolby® AC-3 digital output (External AC-3 decoder not included)

 

SECOND DISPLAY ON TV SCREEN

 

Monitor display (DVI or VGA) simultaneous with TV Out
HYDRAVISION™ technology for single or dual-screen display
TV Output to to 1024x768 resolution in NTSC and PAL

 


3D Prophet AIW 7500 ($AUD549)

 

 

3D Acceleration: Total gaming control in 3D games

 

Powered by ATI's RADEON™ 7500 GPU
Ultra-fast 260MHz core clock with 64MB onboard DDR RAM
Supports the latest 3D technology (3D textures, environment bump mapping) for complex character animation in real-time, with good frame rates

 


Advanced Stereo TV Set: Transform your PC into a TV & a VCR

 

Stereo TV tuner (PAL B/G/D/K/I and SECAM L/D/K) with VCR and up to 125 channels
Teletext and Multistandard Autoscan to automatically view and search TV programs
Time Shifting to schedule and record live programs and get instant replays

 


Video Editing Studio: Complete solution for creating exciting videos

 

Digitize video tapes from an analog camcorder in MPEG2 format
Enhance your videos by adding cool special effects, titles, transitions and soundtracks
Playback your video files (MPEG-2, AVI formats) through audio and video analog outputs and record the edited movies on a VCR

 


DVD Video Playback: User-friendly DVD player to watch DVD Videos on PC

 

ATI Multimedia Center for industry leading DVD hardware acceleration
VIDEO IMMERSION™ II TECHNOLOGY: crisp and smooth DVD video playback due to advanced adaptive de-interlacing support
Dolby® AC-3 digital output* (External AC-3 decoder not included)

 


TV Screen as Second Display

 

Monitor display (DVI or VGA) simultaneous with TV Out
RAGE THEATER™ processor for monitoring all multimedia functions
Hydravision™ software provides a user-friendly interface for simplified management of display
TV-Out for display on PAL/NTSC TV sets supporting up to 1024x768 resolution
DVI encoder for digital flat panel display in 16 million colors

 

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