Packaging and Accessories
Gigabyte mainboard boxes are very recognizable, independent of the actual mainboard inside. The front of the box has the model name of the mainboard and numerous technology and feature logos, while the back contains brief description of the major mainboard peculiarities.
Inside the box we find the mainboard in an anti-static bag, which is separated from the accessories with a cardboard divider:
- Six Serial ATA cables with metal connector locks, half with L-shaped locks and another half with straight ones;
- User manual;
- Brief installation guide in different languages;
- DVD disk with software and drivers;
- “Gigabyte” logo sticker for the system case.
Few bundled accessories shouldn’t be considered a drawback, it is a peculiarity of the platform, which we should keep in mind. The success of AMD processors in the market is often determined by such an important factor as their relatively low price that is why a mainboard designed for them cannot cost too much. I am sure that most users wouldn’t be upset to discover four or maybe only two Serial ATA cables inside the mainboard box.