|Leadtek WinFast A350 TDH MyVIVO & ATI All-In-Wonder 9700 Pro Product Review|
WinFast A350 TDH MyVIVO Received the Minty Fresh Award with a Score of 10/10 from CYBERONION
One of the most renowned Product Review Site, CYBERONION, recently had the opportunity to evaluate Leadtek WinFast A350 TDH MyVIVO (NVIDIA GeForce FX5900 GPU) and ATI All-In-Wonder 9700 Pro. The results speak for themselves, as the NVIDIA FX5900 based WinFast A350 TDH MyVIVO beat out ATI's All-In-Wonder 9700 Pro with the score of 10/10. The following is the review conclusion from the Chief Editor at CYBERONION, Sean Montgomery.
…Taking a closer look at this car reveals something unique. Leadtek has included Video IN/Video Out (VIVO) functionality, on top of an already great card. And though many video cards have TV out capabilities, and some even have a video-in option as well, but the WinFast A350 THD MyVIVO includes PVR (personal video recorder) functionality. Very cool. The PVR will allow the user to record and view items sent through the Video In--even view multiple items in a Picture-In-Picture. Plus, it supports MPEG1/MPEG2/VCD and DVD formats and includes a tool (Direct Burn) that lets you burn the videos directly to a CD or DVD. If you already have a burner, that is.
If you are familiar with the WinFast line of video cards then you've probably already seen WinFox, which is Leadtek's often-included software utility suite. Included herein was WinFox version 2.0, which includes Overclocking Speed-Runner, gamma correction utilities, and the Display Hardware monitor to keep an eye on the functions of the graphics card, Screen Correction software, Desktop Redraw, and something called Tea Break utility. Most are fairly self explanatory but the Tea Break is something new; it's basically an alarm clock that you can set so you can take a break from what ever you are doing. Ding-ding; tea is served.
TWIN TURBO-II MODULE:
As mentioned before, the A350 is entirely encased in an aluminum heatsink. The top piece is Leadtek's Twin Turbo-II cooling system. Underneath the cover is a copper heatsink that attaches to the GPU with aluminum, which then covers the memory chips. The cover houses two 50mm fans, which are quiet, yet surprisingly efficient. The setup forces the maximum amount of air over the GPU and keeps things running cool. All of these factors add up to a very unique, but efficient, design.