Package and Accessories
The card came to our lab in its retail package with a full set of accessories. It is a small black-and-silver box designed in a rather hackneyed fantasy style.
There is a black cardboard box inside the colorful wrapping. It has a translucent cap you can see the card through. The card lies in a special foam-plastic container that protects it from damage during transportation. The accessories lie in a cardboard compartment nearby. Here they are:
- 2 Molex-to-6-pin PCI Express converters
- 2 DVI-I-to-D-Sub converters
- Universal S-Video/RCA/YPbPr splitter
- S-Video cable
- Brief installation guide
- CD disk with drivers
The kit includes everything you need to use the card. The user manual comes in two versions: a black-and-white brochure and a large colorful poster. Such posters have become popular among graphics card vendors recently although they don’t seem as convenient to us as traditional booklets.
Anyway, the MSI product is packaged well and comes with everything necessary, yet this is not the card’s key feature. What is it? You’ll learn shortly.