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ATI Graphics Buyer's Guide Spring 2006, Part 1

HIS Radeon X1800 XT ITurbo - Tools And Software

The driver CD contains ATI's reference driver, and 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 (again, for 2005). Lastly, as mentioned above, the bundle also includes the software DVD player Power DVD 6 2ch, the 6-channel version as opposed to the one with support for eight channels.

An extensive software bundle is also included, in the form of 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.

You can use the 3D Album Picture Pro LE application to edit images and save them as 3D slideshows, albums or with a custom layout. 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.