Leadtek WinFast A310 Ultra TD MyVIVO, Continued
The games bundle consists of the very recently released games "Big Mutha Truckers" (03/2003) and "Gunmetal" (03/2003). While neither is a top game, both are quite entertaining.
The WinFast 2.0 tool suite offers system information and software overclocking options for the card.
Leadtek bundles the WinFast PVR software for use with the Video-in functionality. In addition to displaying incoming video signals, the tool also supports recording directly to hard disk as well as pre-programmed (timer) recording. This last feature only makes sense in combination with an additional TV tuner card, though. The timeshifting feature makes it possible to watch the program being recorded (from the beginning) during recording. A picture-in-picture option lets users check on several sources simultaneously. The combination of TV-in plus an actively recording Video-in, in addition to S-VHS at the same time did not work, though. Videos can be edited using the (slightly dated) Ulead Video Studio 6 SE DVD. Lastly, the software bundle also includes the 3D rendering software Cool 3D SE, which can be used to create 3D animations with text and simple 3D objects.
Conclusion: The Leadtek WinFast A310 Ultra TD MyVIVO offers solid 3D performance and comes with a generous software bundle to boot. Buyers beware, though: make sure your card already uses the newer and faster flip-chip version of the FX 5600 Ultra!
+ TV-in & TV-out (with special Leadtek WinFast PVR recording software)
+ Video editing software
+ Leadtek Tool-Suite WinFox 2.0 (overclocking, etc.)
+ Software DVD player
+ Color calibration utilities
+ Good games bundle
+ Video cables included
+ 3D rendering software
- Our review sample did not yet use the newer flip-chip version of the FX 5600 Ultra
- Video cables too short
- Loud fan
|Leadtek WinFast A310 Ultra TD MyVIVO|
|3D Chip||NVIDIA GeForceFX 5600 Ultra|
|Memory||128 MB DDR (128bit), Hynix 28|
|Memory Specs||Max. Clock Rate: 700 MHz (DDR)|
|Clock Rate (Chip/Memory)||350 / 700 MHz (DDR)|
|Hardware Features||Video-In & Out|
|Fan Noise||55.0 dB|
|Software||WinFox 2.0WinFast PVRUlead Video Studio 6 SE DVDCool 3D SEColoreal Visual / Embedded / BrightColorific True InternetCult3DWinFast DVDBig Mutha TruckersGunmetal|
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