Our graphics card arrived in an eye-catching package, with bold letters
spelling out the contents within. XFX’s mascot, Outlaw, guards the XFX NVIDIA
GeForce 7800GTX 512MB with great might.
On the package, we found some interesting information regarding the XFX
NVIDIA GeForce 7800GTX 512MB.
What else but SLI capability from NVIDIA!
A useful comparison chart here gives consumers a rough idea of what
performance to expect from the range of graphics chipsets available on the
The power requirements of todays’ graphics processors peak at up to over a
100W. On the box, users are recommended to use the XFX NVIDIA GeForce 7800GTX
512MB in a setup with a reliable power supply unit of at least 450W power
capacity for single card operation.
You can see the bundle and features of the packaged from this
part of the package.
A longer than normal warranty. A sign of product confidence
Now before you decide to dump the packaging into the bin, we have been told
that XFX boxes are now a collectors’ item.
Goodies literally spilled out of the box when we opened it up.
You will find the User’s Manual, along with a couple of
catalogues, the drivers disc, and a bunch of games.
Our package came with X2: The Threat, MotoGP2, as well as Far Cry (a
tremendously fun game with breathtaking graphics requiring a pretty powerful
graphics accelerator, with support for the much hyped HDR effects).
Hidden and protected by much foam, we finally got to the actual graphics card
itself. Cradled in an injected foam mold, the XFX NVIDIA GeForce 7800GTX 512MB
is wrapped in an antistatic bag so that it reaches the user safe and sound,
ready to be used.
Flipping out the cardboard dividers, we find 2 S-Video cables, 2 DVI-VGA
converters (useful for Dual Monitors, even older LCD and CRT models), and a
breakout bundle to handle VIVO and YPBPR/S-VIDEO inputs and outputs. For users
who unfortunately do not own a PCIe certified PSU, XFX has kindly provided a 4
pin Molex to 6 pin PCIe adaptor cable.