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PowerColor Radeon X800GT

Radeon X800GT
21st September 2005
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A Closer Look:::...

I'm no fan of boxes adorned with aliens, futuristic hover cycles or things generally wired and far-fetched, but at least in this case it's not over-done and the errrm, what ever it is, looks moderately shapely. I certainly like the carbon fibre look.

The Box


A look which is carried over onto the quick installation guide and card software wallet.

There aren't a whole lot of extras bundled with the card, in fact you get just a DVI to Dsub dongle, an S-Video to composite adapter, an S-Video cable and composite cable.

The Bundle


The Software Bundle:

The Software


Pacific Fighters:

Part of the IL-2 series, Pacific Fighters is a fairly recent game, released as it was in October 2004.

Despite this it has more than its fair share of flaws including AI based directly on Japanese Kamikaze pilots and variable audio quality. Still, it's enough fun to pass a few weary hours and is a better box-filler than many we get to see, particularly at this price range.

Here's the tale of the tape shamelessly lifted from their site:

  • Fly a variety of WWII Fighters and Bombers.
    Fly for the U.S., Japan, Great Britain, and Australia in famous fighters such as the F6F Hellcat, the deadly Japanese Zero, and the UK’s Supermarine Seafire. Flyable bombers such as the Aichi D3A1 Val, G4M2 Betty, SBD Dauntless, and A-20 Havoc are also included. Over 40 flyable aircraft models are available.
  • Includes new aircraft carriers.
    For the first time in the 1C: Maddox game series, players will have the option to take-off from, land on, and engage enemy aircraft carriers in combat.
  • Accessible to players of all skill levels.
    With its extensive tutorials and customizable settings, the game will be appealing to both beginning and expert pilots. Nearly every level of realism and difficulty can be tuned to fit user tastes.
  • Award-winning IL-2-style combat-simulation gameplay.
    As with every product in the IL-2 series, Pacific Fighters offers unparalleled attention to detail. The smart AI, unequaled damage model, and sense of realism combine to immerse players like no other combat flight simulation.
  • Maps of the most famous battles of the Pacific.
    16 new maps are included with famous historical locations such as Midway, Okinawa, Pearl Harbor, and Singapore. Wave movements on the beach, volumetric clouds, and thick vegetation are some of the visual attributes that are rendered in detail.
  • Attack a vast array of targets ranging from railroads to battleships.
    Ground objects such as trains, trucks, and tanks can all be pounded from the air. Torpedo historically accurate ships, drop parafrags on enemy airfields, and encounter over 100 other targets on the ground and at sea.
  • An unsurpassed multiplayer option.
    Take part in massive live engagements on huge maps that feature plane formations, numerous ships, and ground troops in a variety of modes from free-for-all dogfights to multiplayer campaigns.


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