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Gainward PowerPack! Ultra/2100 Geforce 6800 Golden Sample 128MB Review - Page 2 of 7

CARD LAYOUT/PACKAGING
The box supplied by Gainward was quite large and roomy, but the single-slot version is a bit more scaled-down. The print/logo layout is similar to all other Gainward products, so it doesn't look unfamiliar at all.
 
Box Art

Word has it the pixel-shaded tape on her face symbolizes SM 3.0 compliance.
 

Opened Up

Here's what you get when you open the box. No, it doesn't actually pop out like that though.

Gainward includes the basics in this package, to keep the cost down. In the box is the card, a DVI-VGA adapter, an S-Video-RCA TV-Out adapter, a power plug splitter, Gainward's Quick Start manual, a driver disc (which includes Gainward's eXperTool overclocking software), a copy of InterVideo's WinDVD 4, Muvee 3 Video Editing software, and the game Arx Fatalis, which is an innovative first-person RPG game. Let's look at the card now.

 

Very Cool

The design from this review reminds the reviewer of the Leadtek Boombox design. However, on this design, both fans push the air inward. The fans also feature red LED's which look pretty cool during operation, if you're one of those people who enjoy that sort of thing. Worth mentioning is the fan noise, which although there's two, it still does not sound any louder than an MSI 5900XT or BFG 5900XTOC, and can only faintly be heard if you open the case window and listen hard.

 
Back

The backside of this card is standard fare, adhering to nVidia's request for ram chips to all be on the front side of the card for a more compact cooling arrangement.


 
Top Cover Removed

Naked! ...Well, kinda. This just shows you a better look at the cooling design sans the cover.

Next Page: Card Layout/Packaging Cont...

Last Updated on September 27, 2004


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