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TUL PowerColor X700 Pro 256

Conclusion

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 The software bundle is targeted at DVD-authoring aficionados, but is partly outdated.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  • Software bundle is outdated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 NamePowerColor X700 Pro
ManufacturerTul
Homepagehttp://www.tul.com.tw
Graphics ProcessorATI Radeon X700 ProCodename RV410
Bus StandardPCI Express (x16 PEG)
Memory256 MB
Memory TypeGDDR3
Core Clock Speed425 MHz
Memory Clock Speed430 MHz
Memory Buswidth128 bit
Memory Bandwidth13.8 GB/s
Pixel Pipelines8
Vertex Shader Units6
3D Features
DirectX SupportDirectX 9.0b
Texture FilteringBilinearTrilinearmax 16x Anisotropic
FSAAMulti-Sampling: 2x/4x/6x
Floating Point Precission24 bit
Outputs
VGA1x
DVI1x
TV-Out+
TV-Out HDTV Support+
Dual-Link DVI-
Inputs
Power Cable-
Video-In-
TV-In (Tuner)-
Audio-In-
Equipment
CoolingCooling Fan
Adjustable Fan-SpeedAutomatic
Hardware-MonitoringAutomatic
DVI-I -> VGA Adaptor+
CablesS-Video CableComposite Cable
(HDTV) YPrPb component output-
Bundle
Software BundleDriversPowerSpeederPowerDVD 5PowerProducer 2 GoldPowerDirector 3Medi@Show SE 2.0Power2Go 3
Games BundleHitman Contracts
Others-