Package and Accessories
The graphics card EVGA e-GeForce 7900 GT CO SuperClocked came to us in its retail package so we could compare it with the package of the e-GeForce 7800 GTX (for details see our article called EVGA e-GeForce 7800 GTX Graphics Card Review). With rare exceptions, EVGA doesn’t take any risky experiments with the size, shape or color scheme of the box for its products. This is true for the box of the e-GeForce 7900 GT CO SuperClocked, too.
It is a standard size and is free from any decoration in design: there’s only a picture of the card itself and its name in large print on the box. The colors are somewhat different from the box of the e-GeForce 7800 GTX: deep blue is mixed with black rather then light green. A pattern made up of EVGA logotypes is set against the black background. Since the entire e-GeForce 7900 GT series, except the exclusive Signature model, uses the same package, a sticker with the appropriate text and clock rates (550/1580MHz) indicates that this card belongs to the CO SuperClocked series.
There is another sticker in the bottom left corner that informs you about the EVGA Giveaway campaign. Its point is that you can have your money back if you’re lucky enough. Information about a step-up program that allows you to save on upgrading your graphics subsystem is given on the side of the box. You need to register on the EVGA website to take part in either of the programs.
You can read some technical information about the e-GeForce 7900 GT family on the back of the box. There’s a reminder about the lifetime warranty EVGA provides and a sticker with the serial number there. Above this sticker there is a window through which you can see another such sticker on the graphics card that lies in there in a special plastic box. So the buyer can compare the serial numbers before purchase and make sure he buys an original EVGA product.
So, there’s a smaller plastic box inside the package with the graphics card and accompanying accessories. The card sits firmly in the box and is unlikely to get damaged as it is being transported to its potential owner.
The accessories to the EVGA e-GeForce 7900 GT CO SuperClocked include the following:
- User manual
- Two DVI-I → D-Sub adapters
- YPbPr splitter
- Power splitter (two Molex connectors → one 6-pin PCI Express connector)
- S-Video cable
- CD with drivers and trial versions of SnapStream Beyond Media and Ulead DVD MovieFactory 3
- Two stickers for your system case
That’s not the most gorgeous set of accessories we’ve seen, especially for a games-oriented graphics card. The included multimedia software is of little use since the card doesn’t support VIVO. A DVD with demo versions of various games may be included optionally, but was missing in our case. The user manual is rather too sketchy, yet it gives you a full enough description of how to install the card into your computer.
So, the package of the EVGA e-GeForce 7900 GT CO SuperClocked is designed well, but its accessories aren’t the best possible. The good news is that you get a lifetime warranty and an opportunity to take part in the lottery or the step-up program.