we get to the main event, I just have to show the purdy pictures I snapped of
the Evga GTX 280.
we have the bundlishess picture. Inside the box you will find:
- A piece of paper with warnings about room
temperature limits when these cards are used in SLI and warnings associated
with the 8 pin power adapter that is included. For 2-Way SLI Evga recommends
that you keep your room temperature below 35C (95F). For 3-Way SLI they
recommend a temperature below 30C (86F).
A small folder that contains the generic (yet
full color) graphics card installation guide.
A quick start guide for the GTX 280 and GTX 260
that labels the important parts of the card, shows how to use SLI bridge
connectors and how to connect the proper PSU cables and what the status LED on
the back of the card means when it shines one of its three colors.
An installation disk with the 177.35 drivers,
Fraps and a special version of the Evga Precision overclocking tool that is
designed to work with the GTX 280 and GTX 260.
On the connector side there are two DVI to VGA
adapters, the component dongle, a 2 molex to single 6 pin adapter and a 2 six
pin connector to 8 pin connector adapter.
An Evga case sticker.
Here we have the GTX 280 and 8800 GTX lined up for a direct
comparison. Both cards are the same size and both of them weigh 2lbs and .8
And last but not least, the sultry back shot. You can also
see that damn black square box on the left that prevented
me from installing the GTX 280 on my Abit IN9 32X-MAX.