I'm building my live in girlfriend her first computer. Since I'll be shelling out some of the money for it I want it to double as a video capture rig for TV shows mainly. This rig will not be a gaming rig and it's main use will be school work and the Net. First should I get an AIW card or should I got with a mb with integrated graphics and get a pci tv capture card. If I do go with the AIW would a 8500le work for me?
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Logically, you should go with Primate's idea and go with a separate TV capture card. Since I'm a bad influence and I own an AIW card. I suggest that since you have the opportunity to try an AIW card, you should go for it. There's nothing like it. Plus, your girlfriend might want to join you in a LAN party. I say always be ready for everything.
Last edited by Farmer_BOB; 09-20-2003 at 04:50 PM.
The 9000 is slower than the 8500, it has one less tmu per pipeline. However, you have to be careful with 8500 speeds, some of the AIW cards were clocked very slowly, in which case a 9000 pro would be faster.
Oh the AiW 8500, I'm only aware of two models. The 128MB AiW8500 clocked at 275/275, and then the AiW8500DV which was clocked lower (~230/~230?) and added a firewire port on the back of the card.
Now, the AiW9000 if I remember correctly was similar to the 8500Le which had clocks ranging from sub-200 to roughly 250, so as they said above, it might be worth your while to get an "older" 8500 version as it could be a bit faster.
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Originally posted by Jay20016 Great choice. That is introducing their new remote as well as some more enhancments to the Rage Theater Chip.
Just to add to that, it'll be perfect, 'cause it's not that far away from the performance of your current card. Just make sure you download/install the drivers in the right order. That makes a whole world of a difference for your capture quality.