Editor's Note: This information was taken directly from the manufacturer's website.

PowerDirector 13 System Requirements

Operating System

  • Microsoft Windows 8/8.1, 7, Vista (SP2)

Screen Resolution

  • 1024 x 768, 16-bit color or above

CPU Processor

  • PowerDirector 13 is optimized for CPUs with MMX/SSE/SSE2/3DNow!/3DNow!

Extension/HyperThreading/ Intel AVX2 technology.

  • AVI Capture/Produce: Profiles: Pentium 4 3.0 Ghz or AMD Athlon 64 X2
  • DVD Quality (MPEG-2) Profiles: Pentium 4 3.0 Ghz or AMD Athlon 64 X2
  • High Quality MPEG-4 and Streaming WMV, QuickTime) Profiles: Pentium 4 3.0 Ghz or AMD Athlon 64 X2.
  • Full-HD quality H.264 and MPEG2 Profiles: Intel Corei5/7 or AMD Phenom II X4
  • AVCHD and BD burning Profiles: Pentium Core 2 Duo E6400, or AMD Phenom II X4
  • 2K/4K/3D video editing profile: Intel Corei7 or AMD FX series with 64 bit OS 6 GB RAM

Memory

  • 2GB required
  • 3GB or above recommended for 32 bit OS
  • 6GB or above recommended for 64 bit OS & 3D editing

Hard Disk Space

  • 7GB required minimum (note: 400 MB is for Magic Music Library)
  • 10 GB (20 GB recommended) for DVD production
  • 60 GB (100 GB recommended) for Blu-ray Disc/AVCHD production

Burning Drive

  •  A CD or DVD burner (CD-R/RW, DVD+R/RW or DVD-R/RW) is required to burn VCD/DVD/SVCD/AVCHD titles
  • A Blu-ray disc recordable drive is required to burn Blu-ray Discs

Graphics Card

  • 128 MB VGA VRAM or higher (1 GB or higher VRAM and OpenCL capable are recommended)

NVIDIA:

  • GeForce 8500GT/9800GT and above
  • GeForce GT/GTS/GTX 200/400/500/600 Series

PLEASE NOTE: For users of NVIDIA cards who have updated to graphics driver 340.43 or later, the video hardware acceleration feature in PowerDirector is no longer available. To re-enable hardware acceleration, please download and install an earlier driver.
AMD / ATI :

  • AMD APU Family with AMD Radeon™ HD Graphics: A-Series, E2-Series, C-Series, E-Series, G-Series
  • AMD Radeon™ HD Graphics: HD 7000 Series, HD 6000 Series
  • ATI Radeon™ HD Graphics: 5900 Series, 5800 Series, 5700 Series, 5600 Series, 5500 Series, 5400 Series
  • ATI FirePro™ Graphics
  • ATI Mobility Radeon™ HD: 5800 Series, 5700 Series, 5600 Series, 5400 Series
  • ATI Mobility FirePro™: M7820, M5800

Internet Connection

  • Internet connection is required for activating some import/export formats, including AVCHD, Blu-ray Disc, DVD, H.264, & MPEG-2. Activation is quick and easy.

Other

  • Windows Media Player 9 or above is required
 
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CyberLink PowerDirector 13 Deluxe

Pros
PowerDirector makes pro-level tools accessible to novice users and hobbyists.

Cons
The software isn't available on Apple products.

The Verdict:
 10/10

This is a professional-level application packaged into consumer software that can be used by anyone who wants to create.