Closer Look at Zotac GeForce GTX 480 AMP!
Package and Accessories
The Zotac GeForce GTX 480 AMP! is designed in the company’s traditional black-and-orange color scheme with an aggressive-looking picture. It is a typical feature of Zotac packaging that there is a window through which you can take a look at the graphics card.
Notwithstanding the large dimensions of the GeForce GTX 480 card, the box is not large and should be easy to carry home. There is not much info on the face side of the box. You can only read the name of the card and learn the basic facts about its memory subsystem and about the extended warranty.
The interior of the box is filled with a block of foam rubber with cutouts for the graphics card and its accessories. The block is covered from above with a sheet of transparent plastic that additionally protects the contents from any damage if the box is dropped or bumped, for example. Besides the graphics card itself, the box contains the following accessories:
- DVI-I → D-Sub adapter;
- Mini-HDMI → HDMI adapter;
- 2x6-pin PATA → 1x8-pin PCIe adapter;
- 2x4-pin PATA → 1x6-pin PCIe adapters;
- User manual;
- Brief installation guide;
- CD disk with drivers and utilities;
- CD disk with Nvidia tech-demos;
- Zotac logo sticker;
- A sticker with power connection hints;
- Zotac Boost promo page.
These are nearly the same things as we found in the box of the Zotac GeForce GTX 465 except for one of the power adapters. We wouldn’t call these accessories gorgeous but they do include everything necessary to use each of the graphics card’s features.
The Zotac Boost software pack includes the following products: Badaboom, vReveal, Super LoiLoScope and BitDefender Internet Security. The first three programs support CUDA and are meant for video processing: transcoding, defects correction and editing, respectively. BitDefender Internet Security may be useful for people who have not yet got any antivirus protection for their computer.
So, we don’t find anything bad about the packaging and accessories of the Zotac GeForce GTX 480 AMP! More interesting things lie ahead. Let’s take the card out of its box and have a closer look at it.