Club 3D HD 4870 512MB GDDR5
Package and Accessories
Club 3D products have always featured nice-looking packaging. The company’s designers prefer a noble and laconic style to gaudy colors and trivial pictures. And they succeed:
The matte black box looks stern, indicating an elite product. There are no decorations or anything. You can only see the model name and the company’s logo hinting that Club 3D is a recognized ace in its field. There is a minimum of technical info about the product. Detailed specifications together with a few promotional slogans can be seen on the back of the box.
There is a smaller black cardboard box inside the exterior package. It doesn’t offer any additional protection. The card is wrapped into an antistatic pack and lies in a cardboard tray. Below the tray you will find the following accessories:
- DVI-I → D-Sub adapter
- DVI-I → HDMI adapter
- CrossFire bridge
That’s all actually. We didn’t even find a user manual or a CD with drivers! We only hope that ours was a presale copy of the card, which would explain the scanty accessories. The card just can’t be sold like that.
So, the packaging of this graphics card is designed but doesn’t offer any additional protection. The accessories are unsatisfactory. There are in fact no accessories at all especially if you compare this, for example, to the Sapphire HD 4850 512MB GDDR3 we reviewed earlier. The Radeon HD 4870 is a top-performance solution and must not be economized upon. The laconic design of the box is all right, but we don’t think this laconic style is any good with respect to the accessories.