Palit GeForce GTS 250 1GB Graphics Card
Package and Accessories
The graphics card comes in a standard cardboard box of questionable design, at least in our opinion.
The black-and-yellow color scheme doesn’t look pretty to us, especially combined with the picture of the armored frog we have seen before on the packages of Palit’s GeForce 9800 GTX+ products.
The box is informative, though. The sticker in the bottom right corner does not tell you the card’s frequencies but mentions the type and amount of graphics memory. It also says that the card is equipped with 0.8ns GDDR3 chips. Coupled with the slogan “Play It, Tweak It, Get More Out of It” and low price, this indicates that the product is a kind of an anti-crisis solution targeted at thrifty overclockers.
The accessories are scanty but include everything necessary to use the card:
- HDMI → DVI-I adapter
- 2x4-pin Molex → 1x6-pin PCIe adapter
- S/PDIF connecting cable
- Brief user’s manual
- CD disk with drivers
People who buy products in this price category won’t mind the lack of additional accessories that would make the card more expensive. Note that Palit has provided the necessary adapters and cables for owners of two monitors with DVI interfaces as well as those who want to use the card to output audio over HDMI to an external receiver. The HDMI-to-DVI-I adapter looks somewhat odd but it is included because the described GeForce GTS 250 has only one native DVI-I port. The other is replaced with a HDMI connector.
Thus, the packaging and accessories of the Palit GeForce GTS 250 1GB are up to the price category of the product. But we do think that the box might have been designed prettier.