PowerColor X700 PRO: First Glance
We have tested and reviewed this company’s products on our site quite a few times already. One of the products you might want to refresh you memory about is PowerColor X600 XT featuring an original-looking but not very efficient cooler and also suffering some problems with the clock frequencies with some BIOS versions (see our article called Mainstream PCI Express Graphics Cards Review: PowerColor X600 XT vs. Albatron Trinity PCX 5750).
Let’s see what PowerColor offers us this time around.
We’ve got the card in its retail package – the way you will see it in shops.
The size and design of the box remained the same since the PowerColor X600 XT, but the color of the insertions to the sides of the central picture has changed from blue to red. The casing of the box looks very formal because of its “carbon fiber” texture. The paper box itself contains the following items:
- PowerColor X700 PRO graphics card;
- User manual;
- DVI-I-to-D-Sub adapter;
- S-Video-to-RCA adapter;
- YPbPr splitter;
- S-Video cable;
- RCA cable;
- Drivers CD;
- CyberLink CD with PowerDirector SE+, MediaShow SE, PowerDVD, PowerProducer DVD, and Power2Go;
- Two CDs with Hitman: Contracts.
The discs with the software and games are packed into a special envelope called ProPack. As you see, the accessories to the PowerColor X700 PRO don’t differ from those you receive with a PowerColor X600 XT and they are quite sufficient. Let’s now take a glance at the device proper.