Diamond All-in-Wonder HD Premium 5000 Reviewgotdamojo06 - February 28, 2011
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Opening the packaging for the AMD HD5570 graphics card reveals the card itself, as well as an installation CD and documentation to help you install the drivers and card if you need it. After you take the card out of the anti-static bag, you will find a small cooler installed on the card — a bright red blower-style cooler that has a small fan in the back and covers the memory modules that are installed on the card as well as the GPU core. This card is not designed to give you the best gaming performance, nor is it designed to give you the lowest possible temperatures for a graphics card — it is here to give you high definition graphics for your computer. Flipping the card over shows four screws that hold the cooler in place, as well as four more memory modules at 128MB apiece. The memory modules that Diamond used on the card are the Hynix H5TQ1G63BFA, which are rated to run at 800MHz and use only 1.5v. As for connections, the Diamond HD5570 provides DVI, D-Sub, and an HDMI output to choose from, providing you the option to connect to just about any display you would normally be using with an HTPC.
TVW750 PCIE HDTV Tuner
When it comes down to the TVW750 PCI HDTV Tuner card, you not only get the card, installation CD and documentation, but also a remote control, as well as two bags of goodies. The remote control has your typical setup on it - number buttons at the top, a four-directional keypad with an "OK" button in the center, and your function buttons at the bottom of the remote. The included accessories that come with the TVW750 are the two different mounts for the TV antenna, your multi-function aux cable, a remote IR receiver cable, and a dongle that allows you to use either the wireless TV receiver or your wall cable.
You'll notice that the TVW750 card is very small, as the card only uses a PCI-E x1 slot on your motherboard, which means it wont take up too much space inside your chassis. On the back panel bracket are three different ports. The one at the top is where you would connect the wireless receiver or attach your dongle to convert it into the coax input. The input under that would be for your aux cable, which will allow you to connect different devices to grab video from. Lastly, the small input at the bottom is for your remote IR receiver.
Now that we know what both the cards look like and what accessories come with them, it's time to take a look the included media player software before getting to the specifications and features of each card and ultimately the testing.