Inno3D Tornado GeForceFX 5800, Continued
In addition to TV-out, the Tornado GeForceFX 5600 also offers TV-in (Philips SAA7114H encoder chip). It is connected with a small Y cable that accepts S-VHS cables. Composite devices can only be connected to the card with the enclosed S-VHS -> composite cable measuring almost 1.8 meters. In light of the short cable, a common S-VHS -> composite adapter would have made a lot more sense. InterVideo's DVD Creator (http://www.intervideo.com/jsp/WinDVDCreator_Profile.jsp) is used for video capturing.
The software bundle consists of InterVideo's WinDVD 4 player software, WinDVD Creator DVD and a CD with the freeware version of 3D Mark 2003. As for games, Innovision adds the full version of the game "Comanche 4" (11/2001).
Not included are any proprietary display tools from Innovision. The driver CD merely includes the standard NVIDIA reference drivers and DirectX.
Conclusion: Considering the huge and unfortunately noisy fan, the Tornado FX 5800's test results were not impressive.
+ Quiet fan in 2D operation
+ DVD player software
+ DVD authoring software
+ Game bundle
- Very tall (covers first PCI slot)
- Very heavy
- Generates a lot of heat
- Composite video sources can only be connected with the included 2 m cable
- No display tools
|Inno3D Tornado FX 5800|
|3D Chip||NVIDIA GeForceFX 5800|
|Memory||128 MB DDR II (128bit), Samsung 1K|
|Memory Specs||Max. Clock Rate: ?? MHz (DDR II)|
|Clock Rate (Chip/Memory)||400 / 800 MHz (DDR)|
|Fan Noise||47.5 dB (See Text)|
|Software||WinDVD 4WinDVD Creator DVD3D Mark 2003 (Freeware)Comanche 4|
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