Package and Accessories
The Sparkle GeForce 8800 GT 256MB comes to retail in a rather small upright box. It resembles some products from Gigabyte:
The box design is one of the best we’ve seen lately as it presents a nice variation after all the hackneyed robots and monsters painted in garish colors. The calm combination of white, blue and silver looks appealing and quite charming. There is a transparent window in the box you can look at the card through: that’s handy for the customer but graphics card makers do not use this solution often lately.
All the basic technical features of the product are listed on the face side of the box, particularly its support of PCI Express 2.0. As you know from our reviews, Nvidia’s G92-based cards are not quite compatible with old mainboards.
The graphics card is firmly fixed in a plastic tray that protects it against any troubles during transportation and storage. It is accompanied with the following accessories:
- 2 x Molex→6-pin PCI Express power adapter;
- DVI-I→D-Sub adapter;
- YPbPr/Composite splitter;
- S-Video cable;
- Brief installation manual;
- CD disk with drivers.
The accessories are scanty, yet sufficient for using the Sparkle GeForce 8800 GT 256MB normally. The lack of a DVI → HDMI adapter is the only really disappointing thing. There are no games included, but not all users care about them. So while the package design is top-class, the accessories are only normal.