Besides the video card, you get few more extras. It isn't anything
special but anyone can live with it I guess. I my self find Gainward
graphics card to be *well* bundled for the price. What more do
you need except for drivers, a nice game, DVD software and appropriate
cables/adapters? OK, maybe two games, or at least one that recently
came out. We will talk about this later. Although Serious Sam:
First Encounter has been on the block for quite some time, it's
a great game and you will sure enjoy it if you like first person
The box it self is well designed and eye-catching. Looks very
similar to other Gainward packages.
The card was packaged in electrostatic bag, like
most electronic devices. When you take out the card make sure
you are static-free. During cold days, you should wait ~1 hour
before popping the card into your motherboard. Okay let's get
back to to the topic :)
Gainward Ti4200-8X Graphics Card
VGA BIOS Flash Utility
Adobe Acrobat Reader
Serious Sam: First Encounter on one CD-ROM
Quick Start Manual
Gainward case badge
InterVideo's WinCinema for DVD playback / mp3 playback and
Unfortunately we weren't able to test the ViVo capabilities,
though here is a shot of the composite and S-video connectors
along with DVI-To-VGA adapter.
To sum things up. It's time for Gainward to change
the theme of their bundles. SS is old and as far as I remember
it has been included since GeForce 3. You will probably find WinCinema
more expensive than that game. The manual isn't anything special.
I'd say it's a cheap design. The print is very small and looks
like it's been "Xeroxed". The quality of the font is
terrible, so if you happen to be a manual reader, you are better
of reading nVnews forums.