Something previously restricted to professionals has now become available to the average home user. The first mainstream graphic board manufacturers are adding functionality to their 3D boards with a series of additional features which make it possible to record and process videos. In this report, we will compare the functionality and video performance of the Voodoo3 3500TV, the Marvel G400TV, ATI's All-in-Wonder 128, Elsa's Erazor III Video and Asus' AGP-V3800 Ultra Deluxe - all boards that cost less than 300 dollars. We will compare the products' video quality, their memory requirements and their ease-of-use. Those readers who are only interested in the 3D game performance should read the report
This report concentrates exclusively on the video performance of the five test candidates. Tom's Hardware Guide is the first organization to test this new application field using new benchmarks. At the end of the report you will find important tips concerning copy protection. Last but not least, the table at the end of the report gives you a clear overview with which you can directly compare the functionality of the devices.