Leadtek WinFast A250 Ultra TD

Graphics card

The WinFast A250 Ultra TD is the first card we've tested to crack the 10,000 point mark in the latest 3DMark 2001 3D graphics benchmark.

This card contains the latest and most desirable of NVIDIA's GPUs - the GeForce4 Ti 4600. Teamed with 128MB of DDR RAM, it provides some of the most potent 3D entertainment you can get.

The NVIDIA GeForce Ti 4600 graphics processing unit (GPU) is based on a 256-bit graphics core and uses a 350MHz RAMDAC. It has a memory bandwidth of 10.4GBps and an effective memory clock rate of 650MHz.

The A250 Ultra TD is a multi-featured card incorporating connectivity via a standard analog D-Sub connector as well as a DVI connector and a TV-out. This means its connectivity extends to normal monitors where it supports display modes up to 2048x1536 in 32-bit colour (which you need a 24in monitor to use). The DVI (Digital Video Interface) connector allows you to connect with DVI-equipped digital monitors such as some LCD displays and will support resolutions of up to 1600x1200 at 32-bit colour depth. The TV-out supports both RCA and S-Video at resolutions up to 1024x768.

The retail package contains the graphics adapter, a user's manual, two games (DroneZ and Gunlock), and the Winfox Utilities that incorporate an option to overclock your card.

Minimum system requirements are an AGP 2.0 Slot with any of the following processors - Intel Pentium II/III/Celeron, Pentium 4, AMD Athlon/Duron. Driver support extends to Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows 2000 and Windows XP.

I installed the card in both a 2.2GHz Pentium 4 and an Athlon XP 2000+, where it performed admirably. 3DMark 2001 and Quake III frame rate results showed the A250 to perform slightly better in 3DMark 2001 as part of the Intel graphics subsystem, but returned more frames per second in Quake III when part of the AMD graphics subsystem.

Leadtek WinFast A250"Ultra TD ****

Based on the GeForce 4 Ti 4600 with 128MB of DDR memory, this card provides wide connectivity and is the most desirable premium 3D performer in the market place - with a premium price to match.

Price: $1179.

Distributor: BCN Technology.

Phone: (02) 9648 0888.

URL: www.bcntech.com.au.

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