Foxconn FV-N79GM2D2-HPOC Graphics Card
Package and Accessories
We will check out the overclockability of our sample of the Gigabyte card in the appropriate section of the article. Right now we will examine the other graphics card that is about to take part in our today’s tests. It is the FV-N79GM2D2-HPOC model from Foxconn (hereafter referred to as Foxconn GeForce 7950 GT 256MB).
The package with the Foxconn GeForce 7950 GT 256MB resembles the above-described package with the Gigabyte card, but is decorated differently than packages from most other manufacturers:
This simplistic abstract picture is an eye-pleasing variation after so many monsters, robots and spaceships the other graphics card manufacturers like so much. The Foxconn card has every chance to attract a potential customer, so this design solution is justifiable.
There’s no valuable information on the front of the box, except for the mention of the card’s support of Windows Vista and the holographic sticker that informs the user that the card works at increased clock rates. The reverse side of the box tells you about Nvidia’s technologies and shows a comparative chart of performance of different GPUs from Nvidia. The diagram is not convincing, though. Its reference point is the result on a platform with an Intel Pentium 4 EE 3.73GHz while the rest of the data were obtained on a platform with an AMD Athlon FX-57 and with a rather old version of ForceWare into the bargain.
Here you can also learn what bonuses are included with the card.
Besides the graphics card proper, the box contains the following:
- User’s guide;
- Two DVI-I→D-Sub adapters;
- Universal video output modules (YPbPr/S-Video/RCA);
- Power supply converter;
- CD disk with drivers;
- CD disk with VirtualDrive Pro 10 and RestoreIT 7.0;
- USB gamepad.
We guess the selection of the bundled software isn’t quite appropriate. The software for creating CD/DVD images and for system recovery after major failures is useful indeed, but we guess at least one third-person shooter would make a nice companion to the included gamepad.
This is a first-class gamepad with broad functionality as it has two analog joysticks besides the numerous buttons. As a matter of fact, game controller of that type are not very popular on the PC platform due to lack of third-person shooters and fighting games, the genres which are best played with a gamepad. Anyway, it makes a nice addition to the Foxconn GeForce 7950 GT 256MB.
The accessories to the Foxconn GeForce 7950 GT 256MB are sufficient, although the manufacturer might have enclosed one or two games, we guess.