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Gigabyte GV-NX79X512DB

Package and Accessories

The Gigabyte GeForce 7900 GTX graphics card comes in a box of the same shape as the Gigabyte Radeon X1900 XTX comes in – a rectangular vertically oriented box:

The package is generally designed alike to the Gigabyte Radeon X1900 XTX’s, but uses a black-green color scheme, green being the color of Nvidia. A young warrior is pictured on the box. A sticker informs you there’s additional software and games included. This package looks good overall, and here’s what we found in it, besides the graphics card:

  • User manual
  • Two DVI-I → D-Sub adapters
  • Video unit (S-Video, RCA, YPbPr)
  • Power adapter (2 x Molex → 6-pin PCI Express)
  • CD with drivers
  • CD with CyberLink PowerDVD 6
  • CD with CyberLink PowerDirector 3 ME
  • DVD with Serious Sam 2

The user manual is as exhaustive as the one included with the Gigabyte Radeon X1900 XTX. Moreover, it additionally describes how to build a SLI configuration and make it running. Connection of HDTV devices with YPbPr input is also covered in the manual. Everything is accompanied with illustrations so even inexperienced users shouldn’t have any troubles.

You get a copy of Serious Sam 2 with the card. That’s a good choice since this 3D shooter is not only popular, but also features up-to-date visuals with numerous shader-based effects and support for HDR. The game is very demanding to the computer’s graphics subsystem and thus suits well to showcase the capabilities of the Gigabyte GeForce 7900 GTX. What’s more, the game is an ideal match to this very card since its pixel shaders with multiple texture lookups are handled most efficiently by the GeForce 7 architecture.

There are no S-Video and RCA cables among the accessories, yet we think the included set is quite sufficient, especially with the popular 3D shooter. On the other hand, the company might have put in more and better accessories into the box with its top-end product.

 
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