TUL PowerColor X700 Pro 256


TUL bundles its card with Cyberlink's aging PowerDVD Solution 1.0 suite - the current release of this package is the version 3. The suite is comprised of the following programs:

PowerDVD 5.0 (current version: 6.0)

A software video player that lets you play back DVDs and other video formats on the PC.

PowerProducer 2 Gold (current version: 3.0)

DVD authoring software.

PowerDirector 3.0 (current)

Video editing software.

Medi@Show SE 2.0 (current version: 3.0)

A program that lets you create slideshows. A soundtrack or commentary can also be added. The program features an option to export the final result to the web.

Power2Go 3 (current version: 4)

Disc-burning software.

If you do any kind of DVD authoring on the PC, this is a nice little bundle, as long as you don't mind that the versions are mostly out of date. Aside from the PowerDVD player software, however, the suite will probably be less attractive for a wider audience.

TUL's driver CD also contains the company's own Powerspeeder tool. In addition to letting you change display settings, it also offers some overclocking options. Unfortunately, the tool refused to work with our test sample, however.

The overclocking functionality of the Powerspeeder tool didn't work with our test sample.

The bundle is rounded out with the game "Hitman Contracts" by publisher Eidos . This title is definitely only for mature audiences, as the player takes on the role of a professional killer. This game is very violent and quite detailed, and therefore should be kept out of the reach of children.