You don’t judge a book by its cover, and neither do you judge a graphics accelerator by packaging. However, the forces of advertising means that the most desirable and interesting features of a new product line can be often be found printed on the package.

box1 PowerColor X1950PRO 256MB With Arctic Cooling

Here’s how TNT sent them; crumpled at the edges.

box2 PowerColor X1950PRO 256MB With Arctic Cooling

HD and low noise cooling. Is PowerColor thrusting this card at HTPC enthusiasts?

box3 PowerColor X1950PRO 256MB With Arctic Cooling

VIVO, Vista and VRAM.

box4 PowerColor X1950PRO 256MB With Arctic Cooling

RoHS compliance, else you don’t get to buy them.

manual PowerColor X1950PRO 256MB With Arctic Cooling

Drivers disc and PowerDVD is included in the bundle, along with an illustrated manual.

cables PowerColor X1950PRO 256MB With Arctic Cooling

AVIVO opens up I/O possibilities and PowerColor has included almost everything you need to get the card up and running in most situations.

card PowerColor X1950PRO 256MB With Arctic Cooling

Furious and raging red, guaranteed to catch attention in your PC, or to complement your Abit tomatoes.

dvi PowerColor X1950PRO 256MB With Arctic Cooling

Multitaskers rejoice! Dual DVI!

pcie PowerColor X1950PRO 256MB With Arctic Cooling

Power draw exceeds that of PCIe slot standards, so you’d need to feed extra power for this graphics accelerator via this.

avivo PowerColor X1950PRO 256MB With Arctic Cooling

ATi’s Rage Theater chipset handling VIVO and video processing functions.

xfire PowerColor X1950PRO 256MB With Arctic Cooling

Don’t confuse this with nVIDIA’s SLI. This is ATi’s answer to dongle-less fullspeed Crossfirepower.