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Zotac GeForce GTX 465

Packaging and Accessories

This graphics card is going to come to retail in a sturdy upright-oriented box made from glossy cardboard. It is painted Zotac’s traditional black-and-orange colors and has a window on the right through which you can see the card.

The picture on the face of the box is rather trivial but does not look ugly. The honeycomb pattern in the background looks even nice. There is no special information on the face of the box except for the name of the card and the basic parameters of its memory subsystem. The extended warranty from Zotac is mentioned here, too. For more technical info you should refer to the right side of the box. Particularly, you can even learn what GPU and memory frequencies the card has. Graphics card makers do not usually publish this information on the product box.

The interior of the box is filled with a block of foam rubber with cutouts for the graphics card and its accessories. The contents are additionally covered with a sheet of transparent plastic. This packaging is going to protect the card well against any hazards during transportation and storage. The accessories include:

  • DVI-I → D-Sub adapter;
  • Mini-HDMI → HDMI adapter;
  • Two 2x4-pin PATA → 1x6-pin PCIe adapters;
  • User manual;
  • Brief installation guide;
  • CD disk with drivers and utilities;
  • Zotac logo sticker;
  • A sticker with power connection instructions;
  • Zotac Boost flyer.

There is everything necessary to use the card, so we can’t find anything to complain about. The disc with drivers contains the Zotac Boost software which consists of Badaboom, vReveal, Super LoiLoScope and BitDefender Internet Security. The first three programs are video processing tools which can be used to do transcoding, defects correction and video editing, respectively. All of them make use of CUDA technology supported by the Nvidia card they are shipped with. BitDefender Internet Security is an antivirus tool that might be useful if you haven’t got any such software installed on your gaming machine yet.

So, the Zotac GeForce GTX 465 leaves a nice first impression. Let’s open up the box and have a closer look at it now.

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