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ATI Graphics Buyer's Guide Spring 2006, Part 1

HIS Radeon X1600 XT ITurbo IceQ - Tools And Software

The gaming bundle consists of a two-CD version of Flat Out. Overclocking is handled by the iTurbo utility, found on a separate CD. The driver CD contains ATI's reference driver, as well as the Hydravision software that provides virtual desktops and multi-monitor management. As a little extra, HIS also installs a few desktop wallpapers and a calendar (for 2005, unfortunately!)

An extensive software bundle is also included with ATI's Bonus DVD Vol. 2. The DVD contains a variety of tools, trailers and demos, as well as a full version of the fantasy RPG Dungeon Siege. The individual applications can be selected and installed using a setup program.

The 3D Album Picture Pro LE application can edit images and save them as 3D slideshows, albums or user-defined layouts. There is also a feature for capturing screenshots from movies and DVDs, allowing the user to save and convert them. Finally, the application also offers editing, scanning and functionality for sorting within folders using a miniature preview.