EVGA GeForce GTX 275 CO-OP PhysX Edition
Package and Accessories
EVGA hasn’t revised its product packaging for a long time already, and that’s good as this creates a feeling of consistency. The packaging design itself is neat and elegant: a black box with a colorful stripe at the top.
We have been unable to grasp EVGA’s rules for choosing the color of the stripe for the particular product. For example, boxes of different versions of GeForce GTX 285 may have either red or an orange stripe. It looks like dark-red is reserved for exclusive or dual-processor models, though. All versions of EVGA GeForce GTX 275 use a yellow-orange stripe and the CO-OP PhysX is no exception, although it is a highly unusual GTX 275. The packaging quality is high as is typical of EVGA products. It will protect the card from various incidents that may occur on its way to the shop shelf.
Besides the card, the box contains the following accessories:
- DVI-I → D-Sub adapter;
- DVI-I → HDMI adapter;
- 2x6-pin PCIe → 1x8-pin PCIe adapter;
- 2x4-pin PATA → 1x6-pin PCIe adapter;
- Internal S/PDIF cable;
- User manual;
- Brief installation instructions;
- CD disk with drivers;
- EVGA Mods Rigs sticker;
- Coupon for full version of Batman: Arkham Asylum game.
As you can see, there is everything you need to use the card. There is a nice bonus. You can download the stealth shooter Batman: Arkham Asylum using the Stream distribution system. With the current speeds of Internet connections, downloading the game shouldn’t be a problem. The choice of the title is not accidental: the game uses a PhysX engine for creating physical effects. Theoretically, the dedicated PhysX/GPGPU processor on board the EVGA GeForce GTX 275 CO-OP PhysX Edition should boost the card’s performance in Batman: Arkham Asylum as well as in other PhysX-enabled games. We’ll check this out in our practical tests soon.
Summing it up, the EVGA GeForce GTX 275 CO-OP PhysX Edition is packaged very well and there’s nothing we can find fault with, especially considering that this product, for all its uniqueness, is not a top-speed luxurious solution. EVGA values it at $350, which is the price quoted on the product page of the company’s website.