The Contenders

For this review we compared a total of six cards ranging in features from simple Video In/Video Out (VIVO) functionality to the most full featured TV Tuner & Capture solutions. We tested and compared the following:

ATI All-in-Wonder Radeon 32MB DDR
ATI All-in-Wonder Radeon 8500DV
ATI All-in-Wonder Radeon 8500 128MB
Matrox Marvel G450 eTV
MSI G3Ti500 Pro-VT (GeForce3 Ti 500)
Visiontek Xtasy Everything (NVIDIA Personal Cinema GeForce2 MX400)

We'll dedicate a section covering each individual solution, followed by a quick comparison of gaming performance and then end with our usual final words. For once we won't be presenting the cards to you in alphabetical order, rather we'll save the best for last.

Windows XP Professional Test Bed
Hardware Configuration
AMD Athlon XP 1900+ (1.60GHz)
133.3MHz x 12.0
EPoX 8KHA+ BIOS Revision 3/04/2002
VIA KT266A Chipset
1 x 256MB DDR266 CAS2 Crucial DIMM
Creative Labs Audigy
Hard Drive
80GB Maxtor D740X
Video Cards (Drivers)

ATI All-in-Wonder Radeon 8500 128MB (
ATI All-in-Wonder Radeon 8500DV (

ATI All-in-Wonder Radeon (
Matrox Marvel G450 eTV (5.82.018)
MSI G3Ti500 Pro-VT (28.32)
Visiontek Extasy Everything (28.32)

Index Matrox's Marvel G450 eTV


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