Date: March 7th, 2005
Article by: Nathan Glentworth (Owner, Head Editor & Hardware Reviewer)
Product Submitted by: HIS
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For the approximate price of around US$300-$350, you will receive.
The included hardware package contains:
- Six Feet of S-Video Cable
- S-Video to Composite Video Convertor
- DVI to Analog VGA Convertor
- HDTV Output Dongle
- Rear Exhaust Backplate
The hardware bundle is very complete and will have you capable of hooking up to a standard monitor or a TV in no time without needed to go to the local electronics store for extra cables.
Software & Literature Bundle
What makes this platinum edition bundle special is that is comes with a whole lot of free software that can actually be used an not just a collection of freeware junk.
The bundle includes the standard user's manual and the following software:
- Dungeon Siege V1.1 Full Version Game
- Cyberlink Power Director 3 SE Full Version
- Cyberlink Power2Go DVD/CD Burning Software
- 3D Album Picture Pro
- Cyberlink PowerDVD Copy (Trial Version)
- MediaShow 3 (Trial Version)
- Cyberlink PowerBackup (Trial Version)
- ATI Visual Demos
- iTurbo Overclocking Software (Very Limited Clock range, I don't recommend it for serious overclocking.)
Overall, the software bundle is a winner and adds substantial value to this package. The only slight problem I have is the slightly substandard game. But that might be just me, I am not much of a RPG lover. (Not that there is any problems with RPGs. Don't want to offend any RPG players out there. :P)
Bring up the rear in this section is this absolutely gorgeous videocard. This ICEQ line of videocards have to be one of the most attractive of all videocards made on the market today. The one thing that separates it from the rest of the crowd is the massive VPU cooler which as you will see in the next section, actually cools the memory as well.