PowerColor X1800 GTO
Package and Accessories
The card is parceled into a normal-size box with a thin cardboard wrapping.
The package is designed alike to the PowerColor X1900 XT’s (for details see our PowerColor X1900 XT Graphics Card Review), with gray as the predominant color. A sketchy picture of the graphics card is on the box with its name in a large clear print and surrounded with numerous logotypes. Funnily, the card on the box has a cooler of the older type. The cooler actually installed on the Radeon X1800 GTO is different as you will see below.
A sticker on the box reports that this device has two DVI-I interfaces and 256 megabytes of memory with 256-bit access. There’s more detailed info about the card on the box’s side. The package looks neat and elegant and doesn’t annoy your eye with bright colors or stereotyped monsters.
Besides the graphics card, the box contains the following:
- Installation guide
- Two DVI-I → D-Sub adapters
- VIVO splitter (S-Video and RCA)
- YPbPr splitter
- Splitter for external power
- S-Video cable
- RCA cable
- CD with drivers
- CD with CyberLink software
The accessories are modest, quite typically for PowerColor’s products. There are no specials here, yet you get everything necessary to use the card. Like with the PowerColor X1900 XT, we are somewhat disappointed at finding no games among the accessories. A good game in the software pack would make the PowerColor X1800 GTO definitely more appealing.
All Radeon X1800 GTO graphics cards are manufactured by the same design developed at ATI Technologies, so the following section refers not only to this PowerColor product but also to X1800 GTO graphics cards selling under other trademarks.