AMD has today resurrected the once highly popular All-in-Wonder lineup of hybrid solutions. The new card is simply dubbed the All-in-Wonder HD; the first ATI based graphics card ever with HD tuner support embedded.
The graphics card itself is based around the 55nm Radeon HD 3650 with 120 Stream processors, a 128-bit DDR2 memory interface, DirectX 10.1 support and a unified video decoder for HD video decoding at the hardware level.
The tuner implementation comprises support for analog TV, free-to-air HDTV and ClearQAM unencrypted cable. Furthermore, there is the added benefit of hardware MPEG-2 encoding.
As far as the I/O goes; we see the inclusion of both DVI and HDMI outputs as well as a daughter card with S-Video, stereo-in and component video connectivity; this making it an ideal partner for HTPCs. Word has it we will first see these new cards appear from partners Diamond and VisionTek by late July at an RRP of $199 US.
Sunnyvale, Calif. -- June 26, 2008 --AMD (NYSE: AMD) today 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. As the newest multimedia powerhouse to join the long line of All-In-Wonder offerings, ATI All-in-Wonder HD transforms the PC into a highly immersive digital video recorder for HDTV1 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 glory (1080p) thanks to ATI All-in-Wonder HD's unified video decoder (UVD) technology, ensuring movies play back smoothly and with incredible detail2.