Since we’ve already covered the GeForce FX 5900 Ultra core powering the Leadtek WinFast A350 Ultra TDH MyVIVO at length in previous graphics cards reviews, we won’t rehash all the details here. Please refer back to our preview article from May. But just in case you need a quick refresher, here’s a quick list of the essentials:
NVIDIA GeForce FX 5900 Ultra core
256-bit Memory Interface with 256MB DDR memory
2nd-Generation Intellisample high-resolution compression technology
2nd-Generation NVIDIA CineFX 2.0 engine with 128-bit precision processing
3.6 billion texels/sec fill rate
338 million vertices/sec
27.2GB/sec memory bandwidth
nView Multi-display Technology
Integrated Full hardware MPEG-2 decoder
Dual 400MHz RAMDACs supports QXGA displays with ultra-high ergonomic refresh rates
DVI Support up to 1600x1200 resolution
Integrated Video Encoder
Onboard TV-out support up to 1024x768 resolution
Video capture function supports S-Video and Composite video devices
0.13-micron technology with 130 million transistors
Software bundle includes Ulead Video Studio 7 SE, Cool 3D SE, DVD Movie Factory 2 SE, WinFast PVR, WinFastDVD, WinFox II, Cult 3D, Coloreal Embedded/Visual/Bright, Big Mutha Truckas, and Gun Metal.
Another shot of the GeForce cards
Twin fans point in opposite directions
Leadtek follows NVIDIA’s clock frequencies to the letter. eVGA is the only manufacturer we’re aware of to deviate from NVIDIA’s specifications so far. Their e-GeForce FX 5900 Ultra
operates at 500MHz core/900MHz memory.
Like the reference 5900 Ultra cards manufactured directly by NVIDIA, the WinFast A350 Ultra TDH MyVIVO supports video input/output, hence the “MyVIVO” designation in the product’s name. The card supports this functionality through Philips popular SAA7108AE video encoder/decoder chip internally, while a VIVO cable (the MyVIVO cable) is used to interface with your video device.
Leadtek includes an extensive selection of software with the card. Enthusiasts will probably be most interested in WinFox 2. This hardware utility provides built-in overclocking to the WinFast A350 Ultra TDH MyVIVO with adjustable sliders for the memory clock frequency and core clock frequency. Unfortunately, the copy of WinFox 2.0 included with the card only had settings for adjusting the 2D clocks in its current form, but we’re sure this will be resolved shortly if it hasn’t already. WinFox 2.0 also has built-in hardware monitoring support. Temperatures monitored include the card itself, as well as both the edge and the surface of the graphics core.
WinFast PVR is used to capture video; this software supports MPEG1/MPEG2, AVI, Windows Media, VCD and DVD video formats as well as the ability to burn videos directly to DVD. Leadtek also boasts picture-in-picture and timeshifting support, but this simply refers to WinFast PVR’s ability to display live video while recording in PIP mode and the ability to view, rewind, or stop the playback of recorded video while recording.
Ulead’s VideoStudio 7 SE is used for video editing, while DVD MoveFactory 2 SE is used for burning home movies onto DVDs or CDs. Full retail copies of Big Mutha Truckas and the recently released DX9 game Gun Metal are also included in the software bundle, which is valued at over $260.