PowerColor X800 GTO VIVO: Package and Accessories
The box of the new product from PowerColor has the new design that we already described in our review of the PowerColor X800 GT graphics card.
We think this new design is better than the older one. It looks somewhat more modern and, accordingly, more appealing for the today’s user. The main color of the cover is red, not black, and the winged cyber-creature is looking in the opposite direction – these are the only points of difference from the box of the PowerColor X800 GT. The product description on the face side of the paper cover will immediately disappoint all overclockers because it has no mention of 0.11-micron tech process. It can mean one thing only – that this sample of the RADEON X800 GTO is based on the ATI R430 chip which has poor overclockability.
Although the PowerColor X800 GTO VIVO belongs to the GameFX series, it is oriented at multimedia enthusiasts rather than at gamers. At least, this thought is suggested by the accessories included:
- Two DVI-I → D-Sub adapters
- VIVO splitter
- YPbPr splitter
- S-Video cable
- RCA cable
- Installation guide
- CD with drivers
- CyberLink CD (PowerDirector, MediaShow, MusicMatch, PowerDVD, PowerProducer DVD, Power2Go and PowerDVD Copy)
You get all the things necessary for processing video here, but no games (for example, the PowerColor X800 GT was shipped with a copy of the popular flight simulator Pacific Fighters ). One more drawback is apparent at once: you can’t use the video input and a HDTV display device simultaneously because the card has only one VIVO connector and you can attach either the VIVO splitter or the YPbPr adapter to it, but not both at once. An I/O unit like the one we described in our ASUS Extreme N7800GTX TOP review might be better in this respect (well, we are not absolutely sure if the ASUS I/O unit permits to use an YPbPr output and an S-Video or Composite input at the same time). So, the accessories to the reviewed graphics card are not quite gorgeous, but you do get everything necessary to use it.