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All-in-Wonder X1900 PCIe
AIW series to be discontinued

It appears that ATI's TV Wonder 650 tuners aren't the only items in the headlines these days. The next products to get the axe are ATI's All-in-Wonder multimedia video cards according to US PC distributors that carry ATI products. DailyTech first heard rumblings of the AIW line being discontinued a few months ago from several video card manufacturers. The latest insider information that we have from ATI distributors reveals that ATI will cease production of the entire All-in-Wonder series by the end of this month. ATI will instead focus on its stand-alone graphics cards and TV tuner solutions.

Whether this latest move represents a shift in market demand for graphics cards with built-in TV tuner functionality or simply a strategic move on the part of ATI in anticipation of the upcoming merger remains to be seen. AMD last month agreed to acquire ATI in a $5.4 billion USD deal. At that time, AMD and ATI announced what the future holds for CPU and GPU development. We would also like to point out that ATI's recent GPU roadmap made no mention of AIW products. 

ATI currently lists the AIW X1900 PCIe, AIW 2006 PCI, AIW 2006 Edition AGP and AIW X800 XT AGP on its website.



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By R Nilla on 8/29/2006 3:52:17 PM , Rating: 2
is it really fair to say that the 650 TV Tuner series is on the "chopping block?" I think that is a little misleading. Sure, an isolated group of Best Buy shipments were pulled from shelves, but this is a brand new product----this sort of stand alone TV Tuner is what is meant to replace the AIW cards.

The 650 TV Tuners aren't on the chopping block really, at least not in the same way as the AIW cards (in terms of being phased out). I understand you are trying to connect the two articles, but ultimately I think this is misleading.




RE: 650
By Brandon Hill (blog) on 8/29/2006 3:55:56 PM , Rating: 2
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