backtop


Print 32 comment(s) - last by gramboh.. on Aug 30 at 4:27 PM


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.



Comments     Threshold


This article is over a month old, voting and posting comments is disabled

Darn...
By bunnyfubbles on 8/29/2006 4:46:32 PM , Rating: 1
I was almost hoping they'd expand the AIW's capabilities. How cool would it be to have two AIW's in CF? It would be one way for ATI to help push multicard use; not only do you get the added performance, you could get something like dual TV tuners for picture-in-picture (or dual program recording, or watch one/record another...)

Of course if the cards are to go away all together perhaps it isn't so bad. AIW cards have almost always been half assed for both purposes in order to be an effective jack-of-all-trades (without breaking the bank). The X1900 AIW is clearly the slowest of all X1900's (and is more in line with X1800 speeds) and its TV tuner function certainly doesn't even cut it against the likes of the 650 (or possibly even the 550, I'm not sure how good it is)




“We do believe we have a moral responsibility to keep porn off the iPhone.” -- Steve Jobs

Related Articles
ATI's Holiday GPU Lineup Unveiled
August 28, 2006, 3:05 PM
ATI TV Wonder 650 Total Recall
August 28, 2006, 6:56 PM
AMD-ATI: A Done Deal
July 24, 2006, 5:00 AM













botimage
Copyright 2014 DailyTech LLC. - RSS Feed | Advertise | About Us | Ethics | FAQ | Terms, Conditions & Privacy Information | Kristopher Kubicki