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As you surely know, graphics processors from ATI Technologies don’t only come to us on gaming graphics cards, but also on multimedia combos under the “ALL-IN-WONDER” brand. Such cards have every right to be called the best multimedia products as they combine excellent performance with numerous extras to transform your PC into a multimedia entertainment center. Our today’s review is devoted to one product of the kind. It is the GeXcube ALL-IN-WONDER 9600 PRO. The manufacturer, GeXcube, is a member of Gigabyte Group.

What Do You Expect from a Multimedia Combo?

Before getting to the product, let us first try to define the basic evaluation criteria for a graphics card with multimedia functions. Some users may want to use an ALL-IN-WONDER as a basis of an inexpensive entertainment center, which is their PC. Others would prefer to install such a card into their office computer.

So, the home user needs:

  • High 2D image quality;
  • TV-out;
  • Reliable hardware and software;
  • High performance in games;
  • Quality playback of DVD, MPEG-4 and RealVideo formats;
  • High-quality TV-tuner supporting such functions of the current TV-sets like “picture in picture”, “freeze frame”, watching multiple channels at once and so on;
  • FM-tuner;
  • Remote control;
  • Video-editing capabilities.

The business user may want:

  • High quality 2D image;
  • Dual-monitor configurations, the DVI interface desired;
  • Reliable hardware and software;
  • Quality playback of DVD, MPEG-4 and RealVideo formats;
  • TV-tuner with an acceptable image quality;
  • FM-tuner;
  • Remote control desired, but not mandatory.

Now that we have limited our search criteria, let’s see if the ALL-IN-WONDER 9600 Pro can satisfy the needs of different user groups.

 
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