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ATi All-in-Wonder 9800 Pro

Initially, an ATi All-in-Wonder 9700 Pro video card was installed. Some information in this document, such as earlier benchmarks, relates to the AIW 9700 Pro unless noted otherwise.

On 11/28/04, the AIW 9700 Pro displayed a lot of video artifacts (blocks) during POST and especially in programs using DirectX, such as 3DMark2001. An RMA was requested at the ATi website on 12/3/2004.

The defective video card was replaced under warranty with the ATi All-in-Wonder 9800 Pro.

Features | Specifications | Accessories | Software | Installation | Power-On

Overview and Features

Grab the remote and surf an unprecedented set of TV, DVD, audio and video features. With 128MB DDR memory and an 8-pixel pipeline, ALL-IN-WONDER® 9800 PRO delivers increased rendering power for faster, cinematic quality graphics. Filled with customizable home entertainment features, ALL-IN-WONDER® 9800 PRO is the engine behind cutting-edge gaming, broadcast and PC entertainment.

Redefine Home Entertainment
Master a digital universe of TV, DVD and video playback with high definition-ready, on-demand features, supported by wireless remote and a 125 channel Stereo TV tuner

  • TV-ON-DEMAND™ records programs on your hard drive, pauses live TV and resumes broadcasts on your schedule
  • Gemstar GUIDE Plus+™ provides interactive programming guides to select, schedule and record favorite shows
  • THRUVIEW™ creates live, translucent TV, video and DVD windows for easy desktop access
  • Radio frequency wireless remote adds the flexibility of a hand held, 30 foot user interface
  • ATI’s new EAZYLOOK™ full-sized programming grid offers theme controls and single click navigation
  • MulTView™ enables dual TV tuner capabilities including Picture-in-Picture and independent channel surfing*
    *Additional ATI TV WONDER™ is required for this to work

Create A Video Masterpiece
Bring personal blockbusters to life with video editing and connectivity tools to share with friends and family at home or over the internet.

  • Add effects, transitions and sound to videos with Pinnacle Studio™ software
  • Save projects to VideoCD and DVD formats or output to digital ready television
  • VideoSoap™ provides filtering techniques that improve sharpness and smooth blurry motion for high quality personal video
  • Capture pictures and video at up to 30 frames per second.
  • Output to HDTV ready devices with ALL-IN-WONDER®’s video output component adapter

Cinematic Rendering
Witness feature film visual quality in games and multimedia, the compelling new standard in 3D graphics.

  • 128MB DDR memory to generate the most detailed and immersive gaming experiences without sacrificing frame rates
  • 256-bit memory interface delivers bandwidth for real-time 3D visuals and barrier-free performance
  • 8-pixel pipeline architecture doubles the rendering power of any competing product currently on the market
  • SMARTSHADER™ 2.1 offers complete DirectX® 9.0 support, enabling cinematic quality lighting effects
  • SMOOTHVISION™ 2.1 delivers the sharpest, clearest textures
  • Comprehensive AGP 8X/4X/2X support


System Requirements

  • RADEON® 9800 Series of products requires connection to your PC's internal power supply for operation. Consult your system builder or OEM to ensure your system has an adequate power supply. Otherwise, ATI recommends a 300-Watt power supply or greater to ensure normal system operation where a number of other internal devices are installed.
  • Intel® Pentium® 4/III/II/Celeron™, AMD® K6/Athlon® or compatible with AGP 8X/4X/2X slot
  • 128MB of system memory
  • Installation software requires CD-ROM drive
  • DVD playback requires DVD drive
  • Interactive Program guide requires Internet connection for listing updates
  • Remote control receiver requires available USB port
  • 500MHZ minimum processor speed for MPEG-2 video capture
  • Sound Subsystem with DirectSound® drivers

Graphics Technology

  • RADEON® 9800 PRO Visual Processing Unit (VPU)

Memory Configuration

  • 128MB of double data rate SDRAM

Default timing: Core 378 MHz, Memory 337.5 MHz.

Operating Systems Support

  • Windows® XP
  • Windows® 2000
  • Windows® Me
  • Windows® 98 / 98SE*
    *Windows® Me drivers can be installed on Windows® 98/98SE

Display Support

  • One display (VGA or DVI) simultaneously connected with a TV or VCR
  • YPrPb output adapter (available in North America only)


  • 3-year limited warranty

Display Modes
Resolutions, colors and maximum refresh rates (Hz) in 256, 65K or 16.7M colors


Refresh Rate (Hz)





















Maximum 3D Resolutions



65K colors


16.7M colors



Remote Wonder – the RF remote controls the PC via a USB receiver


  • Installation and Setup User’s Guide
  • Cable installation guide
  • Power extension cable (upper left corner)
  • DVI-I-to VGA adapter (clear case) to connect VGA display
  • Input adapter (purple) to connect S-Video, composite video, stereo audio signal sources
  • Composite video cable (black/yellow)
  • S-Video cable (black)
  • Output adapter cable (1-to-4 connectors black/yellow) to connect to TV, VCR, Dolby Digital AC-3 amplifier
  • Component video adapter (red) to connect to HDTV, Dolby Digital AC-3 amplifier



The video card out of the box has the power extension cable plugged in. There is an unused floppy power connector provided by the power supply and therefore the extension cable is not needed. It was removed by unlatching the connector with a screwdriver.

The AIW 9800 Pro was installed in place of the AIW 9700 Pro using the same cables and connectors. The display drivers were re-installed after the AIW 9800 card installation. Refer to the Video Drivers section for the most recent software installation information.

Installed video card into AGP slot. Connected a floppy power lead from the power supply to the connector on the video card.

The DVI-I to VGA adapter is only needed for displays without DVI-I input. Used DVI-I to connect to the monitor.

Power On – Video Card Installed

After connecting a display, keyboard and mouse the power-on screens are:

The POST messages are:

  • No floppy disk detected
  • No IDE hard disk detected

After pressing F1:

The power supply fan monitor causes the error – the fan is spinning at about 1,450 rpm and the BIOS monitor flags any speed below 1500 rpm as too low. The workaround is to set Power:Hardware Monitor:PSU fan to <Ignore> in the BIOS setup.

POST vocal message: “System completed power on self test”.

Last modified: 02/19/2006













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