ASUS EAH3870 512MB Graphics Card Review

by Michael "SKYMTL" Hoenig     |     April 13, 2008

Packaging and Accessories

ASUS loves packaging their cards in boxes which dwarf those of their competition and this one is no exception. It is massive and makes us wonder how much of the price of this HD3870 would be spent towards the box and all its fancy graphics. The front has artwork showing two characters from the Company of Heroes: Opposng Fronts game which is included along with performance information and a listing of the software that comes with this ASUS card.

The top of the box is able to open up giving you a view of yet more information about the included software and a few quick marketing blurbs about Company of Heroes: Opposing Fronts.

Once the outside sleeve is slipped off the main box, we are able to get our first glance of the interior packaging and protection around the ASUS HD3870 TOP. The card is encased in foam which will protect it against any shipping damage and is then additionally wrapped in an anti-static bag.

ASUS has always wowed us with their extensive accessory and software packages and the HD3870 TOP is no exception. Other than the usual S-Video to component connector, Molex to PCI-E adaptor, DVI to VGA connector and Crossfire bridge you get a few other extras we don’t usually see. First is a small S-Video to composite cable which is something we have yet to see bundled with a graphic card and finally we have the DVI to HDMI connector. Not all ATI partners have seen fit to include this last connector so it is great to see that ASUS has taken the route less travelled in this case. A full copy of the game Company of Heroes and a vinyl CD wallet round out the amazingly generous list of extras included here.

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