The WinFast A350
TDH MyViVo looks just like the
NV30 based A300 it's replacing. The Twin-Turbo II
cooling system, and aluminum enclosure give this card a very
distinctive look; it sort of reminds us of a silver boom-box
from the mid-80's! We took the A350 apart to get a
closer look at the innards and found an aluminum and copper
heatsink, mounted over the GPU and 128MB of RAM. The
center of the heatsink is comprised of a thick copper block,
with thin fins running horizontally from top to bottom.
When fully assembled, the fans on the front of the enclosure
work in tandem to push / pull air over the fins. One
fan blows air into the enclosure, while the other exhausts
the hot air out. The Twin-Turbo II cooling system
seems to do its job very well. When we overclocked
this card, core temperatures never got out of hand (as
you'll see a bit later). However, there is one
drawback to this system. It seems to get clogged up
with dust fairly quickly. Potential buyers should be
sure to check the grilles occasionally to ensure they are
not being obstructed. With the card disassembled, we
also found a thermal pad on the on rear of the enclosure
that lined up with the back of the GPU. This should
help pull a bit of heat away from the core as well.
The external plate houses a single DVI and a single DB15
connector, mounted on each side of the Video-In / Out
connector. The inherent capabilities of the GeForce FX
5900 GPU give this card the ability to run dual monitors
independently. The rest of the PCB follows NVIDIA's
reference design, with one exception. The 4-pin power
connector at the rear of the board is mounted flat to the
PCB. On most other 5900s, this connector is mounted
vertically. We prefer Leadtek's approach, as it makes
it easier to route cables neatly inside the case.
Ulead DVD MovieFactory 2
The "My ViVo"
version of the WinFast A350 TDH, as the name implies, has
the ability to capture and output video to and from an
external source. An on-board Philips SAA7108AE video
encoder / decoder handles all of the ViVo functionality.
The hardware, when used in conjunction with the included
software offer the following features...
PIP (picture in picture):
- One for live and
the other for captured program. And master video can
be alternative. The slave video can be displayed
with any size and anywhere
- Easy to make your
own high quality DVD directly:
DirectBurn function, record your favorite TV shows
to disk or turn your PC into a Digital Video
Recorder for burning home videos directly onto DVD!
You don't need to save the captured video on your
hardware disk, then burn your video files to your
DVD. It not only save your time but also save your
hard disk space.
- Make the best
quality for fast-motion video. No noise and flicker
on the edge of motion objects
- Support friendly
setting for MPEG1/MPEG2/VCD/DVD video format
MPEG1/MPEG2/MPEG4 video codec and MPEG3 audio codec
configuration to get the smaller file size for
capturing. MPEG4 codec can be download at
de-interlaced function to get high quality of motion
- Bridging video to
PC from VCR, camcorder, LD/VCD/DVD player
MovieFactory 2 SE is one of the programs Leadtek included
with the A350 TDH My ViVo. This program gives uses the
ability to capture video directly from an external source
and burn it directly to a DVD or CD, so you won't have to
gobble up a ton of hard drive space to archive your personal
videos. DVD MovieFactory also helps in the creation of
customer CD / DVD labels and lets you edit video directly
from DVD -RW and +RW disks. It uses a very simple.
menu driven interface that we found very easy to use.
Ulead Video Studio 7 SE
Budding Movie Moguls
includes a copy of Ulead Video Studio 7 SE with this card.
Video Studio is a nice compliment to DVD MovieFactory 2.
With this program, users can also capture and edit video,
but with Video Studio 7 users can also add transition
effects, or voice-overs to their video. There is
library of transitions, filters and customizable titles
included with this program that should keep newbies to video
editing busy for quite a while.
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