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Does anyone know definitively if ATI has revised their AIW components from generation to generation? That is, aside from the core GPU components, are the additional AIW components essentially the same from the X1900 to X800 to older cards? I'm thinking that's probably the case since ATI has not made a significant revision to their PCI TV tuner cards is ages, probably 5+ years.

If anyone can confirm or refute this, I would appreciate it.
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Well I'm not exactly sure, but if they had a better tuner/etc. in their AIW cards, they would probably release it in PCI too.
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They seem to all use the same base chip for the AIW features at least. Perhaps the really old ones (8xxx lol) might use a differant chip, not quite sure.

My 1950xt with VIVO seems to be exactally the same as my x800xt AIW was in it's VIVO features, and uses that same chip.
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Well I'm not exactly sure, but if they had a better tuner/etc. in their AIW cards, they would probably release it in PCI too.
That was my thought as well, and the multimedia drivers are the same for the different cards.

This all comes from me getting ready to sell one of my AIWs, a x800xt or 9700 Pro. I'm keeping one for the AIW components, and if that part of both cards is essentially the same, I'll sell the better GPU since I will no longer be needing it.
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That was my thought as well, and the multimedia drivers are the same for the different cards.

This all comes from me getting ready to sell one of my AIWs, a x800xt or 9700 Pro. I'm keeping one for the AIW components, and if that part of both cards is essentially the same, I'll sell the better GPU since I will no longer be needing it.
Yeah if you just want the AIW features keep the 9700, as they really haven't changed anything.

The x800xt was one of the few AIW cards that was not watered down in the performance department, mine acually ran a little better then most stock x800xt's. So it should sell better .
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Yeah, my x800xt OCs as well the non-AIW models with just a vf700 on it. My x1900xt blows it away, though (obviously), so there's no point in keeping a secondary gaming card just to occasionally capture some video.

Thanks, guys. This gives me a bit more faith in my assertion.
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