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LeadTek WinFast A380 TDH Ultra: Tradition and Monumentalism

We already reviewed a graphics card from LeadTek that featured an original and powerful cooling solution. Now, we have got another product from this company, the LeadTek WinFast A380 TDH Ultra based on the NVIDIA GeForce FX 5950 Ultra (NV38) GPU. We will take a closer look at its cooling system shortly. Right now, let’s open its package and check what accessories are in there.

The package is smooth to the eye with its soft tones. Unlike the package of the A350 TDH, the box of the A380 TDH Ultra follows the “fantasy” style by depicting some king or a distant relative of Gandalf the Gray. The rear side of the box lists the product features, system requirements and the items of the bundled software. So, what do we have inside?

  • LeadTek WinFast A380 TDH Ultra graphics card;
  • Installation guide;
  • User manual (full);
  • DVI-I-to-D-Sub adapter;
  • Universal VIVO splitter (2 inputs, 2 outputs, S-Video, RCA, support of HDTV YPbPr output);
  • S-Video cable;
  • RCA cable;
  • Power splitter;
  • CD with drivers and system software;
  • CD with Ulead VideoStudio 7 SE DVD;CD with Ulead MovieFactory 2.5 SE;
  • CD with Ulead Cool 3D SE 3.0;
  • CD with a full version of Gun Metal game;
  • CD with a full version of Big Mutha Truckers game.

You can’t call this a poor set. Moreover, it’s the first time I see direct support of the component video output. ATI’s Rage Theater supports this function, too, but through a special adapter, which is not included into the accessories set. LeadTek proved that they care about the users by complementing its product with everything necessary. Unfortunately, we couldn’t test this function because we didn’t have an HDTV-set at our disposal.

Just like in case of A350 TDH, the driver CD contains an overclocking and monitoring utility, WinFox 2.0, and a video-capture program, WinFast PVR, which supports Time Shifting and DirectBurn functions and is capable of working in the “picture in picture” mode. There are also a software player (WinFast DVD), Cult3D for publishing 3D content on the Web and software for color correction (3Deep, Coloreal and Colorific).

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