While we wait a tad for HDTV Wonder from ATI, we might as well backtrack a bit. Since the All-in-Wonder 9600 Pro, ATI has made a few changes in its multimedia line up. New to the mix are ATI's All-in-Wonder 9200, 9600, and 9600 XT. The introduction of the All-in-Wonder 9200 is supposed to supply a value option, previously slotted for the All-in-Wonder 9000 Pro.

Meanwhile, ATI has decided to end the All-in-Wonder 9600 Pro and divvy up the mainstream line into two segments: high and low; where the All-in-Wonder 9600 XT occupies the mainstream high segment and the All-in-Wonder 9600, the lower half.

Regardless of this, the most noteworthy news is that Wal-Mart is starting to carry the All-in-Wonder line, beginning with the All-in-Wonder 9200. Evidently, Wal-Mart is actually seeing (as well as forseeing) the increased mainstream interest into the multimedia PC, and obviously chooses a value-oriented product to sell. ATI, already enjoying the dominant position in this field, can only benefit. After all, Wal-Mart is big, really big.

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Anyways, let's get to the good stuff...

ATI's All-in-Wonder 9200 - Wal-Mart takes the bait


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  • ViRGE - Monday, May 17, 2004 - link

    Error: On page 3, both images are titled "9600XT"; only the top one is the XT, the lower one is the 9600 plain. Reply
  • MDE - Monday, May 17, 2004 - link

    People that shop at Mal-Wart for their PC stuff probably don't want or need anything close to high-end. If a Radeon 9200 or an FX5200 Ultra lets them play Diablo II faster than Intel graphics, who are we to criticise that? However, they are dumb for not researching things first if they don't.

    Why the jab specifically at BFG's card? If I was to buy a 5200 Ultra (which I probably never will)it would be a BFG because of the warranty and tech support.
  • darkjedi1066 - Monday, May 17, 2004 - link

    lot of gratuitous Wal Mart bashing here...personally, I would rather buy cheap online or at a discount store like Wal Mart, than an extra $50 or so at CompU$A or Be$t Buy....

    Why no criticism of ATI, other than Edge3D's stupidly flippant comment? Half of this business decision was theirs...

    All things being equal...if it's 3am on a Sunday morning and I have some cash burning a hole in my pocket and the little voices are telling me to buy a video card at Wal Mart, I'd much rather buy ATI than those crap Asylum FX5200 Ultras...

  • SilentRunning - Monday, May 17, 2004 - link

    Octol said:
    So, Walmart's now getting its hooks into ATI. I wonder how long it'll be before ATI products start sporting the "Made in China" logo like the rest of Walmart's products?

    I hope you are joking...You are joking right? Have you looked at ATI retail boxes lately? You might just find that "Made in China" has been around a while for ATI cards.
  • SDA - Monday, May 17, 2004 - link

    Octol, in my experience, people don't want reality in their reality shows ..

    I've always shopped at local businesses, myself, or failing that regional ones. Money that goes into the local economy circulates, so I'm more than willing to pay a few extra bucks for groceries or parts or whatever.
  • Octol - Monday, May 17, 2004 - link

    So, Walmart's now getting its hooks into ATI. I wonder how long it'll be before ATI products start sporting the "Made in China" logo like the rest of Walmart's products?

    More to the point, I wonder how long it'll take Walmart to start curtailing its North American operations because all the money and jobs have moved to Asia?

    How about a this idea for a new "reality" show: put some webcams at Walmart entrances so we can all watch our fellow Americans rush to sell their children down the Destitution River tomorrow for a few pennies' savings today.
  • Visual - Monday, May 17, 2004 - link

    you could also get a AIW 9800SE quite cheap, and softmod it, although there's the chance it wont work...

    i want to ask, does the 9600XT AIW have DVI or just the analog ports? in the pictures you only showed what must be the adaptor port...
  • Edge3D - Monday, May 17, 2004 - link

    They are selling Radeons at Wal-Mart now??
    Wow. Now we KNOW they are junk. :-P
  • SDA - Monday, May 17, 2004 - link

    "Since it has been some time since ATI released the All-in-Wonder 9200, the price has already gone down at Wal-Mart and last time we checked, it was at $130.94, making it a cheaper card than the All-in-Wonder 9000 Pro, ironically."

    I'm not the type to yell at people for certain uses of the word ironic, but I thought it would be worth noting that the 9000 Pro's faster than the 9200. 9200's just an AGP 8X 9000, no real performance increase.. since 9000 Pro is upclocked, it's better.

    Also, you guys know you can get an All-In-Wonder 9700 for $229 online, right? That's eight bucks more than what the 9600XT AIW costs online. Seems worth it to me.

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