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Conclusion

TUL PowerColor X700 Pro 256
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The TUL PowerColor X700 Pro 256 is a good card without any great strengths or weaknesses. It offers solid 3D performance with a standard feature set. The software bundle is targeted at DVD-authoring aficionados, but is partly outdated. The gaming bundle consists of a single game, Hitman Contracts, which is only suitable for a mature audience and should definitely be kept away from children.

Pros

  • Good 3D performance and DirectX 9.0b support
  • 256 MB memory has a positive impact in high resolutions combined with FSAA
  • Texture filtering optimizations can be deactivated (in part)
  • TV-Out
  • Cables included
  • Gaming bundle, although adult-only

Cons

  • Fan is clearly audible during operation
  • Software bundle is outdated
  • No video inputs
  • No HDTV connection options via YPrPb

Feature Table

Overview
Product Name PowerColor X700 Pro
Manufacturer Tul
Homepage http://www.tul.com.tw
Graphics Processor ATI Radeon X700 Pro
Codename RV410
Bus Standard PCI Express (x16 PEG)
Memory 256 MB
Memory Type GDDR3
Core Clock Speed 425 MHz
Memory Clock Speed 430 MHz
Memory Buswidth 128 bit
Memory Bandwidth 13.8 GB/s
Pixel Pipelines 8
Vertex Shader Units 6
3D Features
DirectX Support DirectX 9.0b
Texture Filtering Bilinear
Trilinear
max 16x Anisotropic
FSAA Multi-Sampling: 2x/4x/6x
Floating Point Precission 24 bit
Outputs
VGA 1x
DVI 1x
TV-Out +
TV-Out HDTV Support +
Dual-Link DVI -
Inputs
Power Cable -
Video-In -
TV-In (Tuner) -
Audio-In -
Equipment
Cooling Cooling Fan
Adjustable Fan-Speed Automatic
Hardware-Monitoring Automatic
DVI-I -> VGA Adaptor +
Cables S-Video Cable
Composite Cable
(HDTV) YPrPb component output -
Bundle
Software Bundle Drivers
PowerSpeeder
PowerDVD 5
PowerProducer 2 Gold
PowerDirector 3
Medi@Show SE 2.0
Power2Go 3
Games Bundle Hitman Contracts
Others -
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