GeXcube ALL-IN-WONDER 9600 Pro: Closer Look, Part 1
Unfortunately we received an OEM version of the card, without the Remote Wonder II control. It was to be purchased optionally. Most users are likely to get a retail version of the product with the remote control unit enclosed. In our case we had just the main components of the ALL-IN-WONDER solution:
Besides the necessary cables and splitters, the accessories accompanying the card included three software CDs: with driver and system software, with the video-editing suite CyberLink PowerDirector 2.5 ME, and with a full version of the “Delta Force: Black Hawk Down” game.
I’d like to emphasize the fact that the GeXcube ALL-IN-WONDER 9600 Pro can work with two monitors at a time, unlike its elder brother, the ALL-IN-WONDER RADEON 9800 PRO, but you have to forget about monitors with the DVI interface.
The rich capabilities of the card show up in its numerous connectors that couldn’t be even grouped together in the card’s bracket. The engineering team from ATI Technologies preferred not to create two-storied monsters, but installed a special square-shaped connector onboard, which takes in a splitter with several standard connectors. The video-input unit is implemented as a separate purple-colored box with a long and flexible cable. You can stick the box to the desk or the system case with the enclosed sticker.
In fact the card boasts very rich features dealing with the signal input:
As well as signal output:
The package includes two separate cables, RCA and S-Video. The manufacturer made sure that the users have no problems connecting and using the device. Nevertheless, I should warn the potential user of the ALL-IN-WONDER 9600 PRO: if you break or lose the universal splitter, you may not be able to use the card at all.