So, here is our retail box. It comes painted in grey and green colours, also
decorated with the logotypes of BFG and NVIDIA. There aren't so many things to
get from inside: the card itself, a DVI to D-Sub (VGA) adaptor, a twin cable for
auxiliary power supply and an envelope which contains a driver CD, a quick
install guide written in 6 languages (English, French, German, Spanish,
Portuguese, Italian) and yet another guide explaining in the same 6 languages
how to set up nView and TV-out. Wait, there are two "Powered by BFG Tech"
stickers as well. No free software bundled, even no TV-out cable.
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The video card follows a respective reference design by NVIDIA. The PCB is
varnished over in blue colour, which is essential to BFG. The power supply
stabiliser is located in the left part of the card at close quarters to D-Sub,
DVI and TV-out connectors. There is a cooling system which consists of a large
copper radiator with a fan attached — it weighs a lot, so it just cannot
be made of aluminium with copper-like anodisation. In fact, it covers most of
the card's front area, and that's a good sign. A 4-pin "molex" style connector
may be found at the right end of the card as usual.
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About one half of the video card's back side is populated with a retention
plate of the cooling system. Another half is possessed mostly by those
components of the power supply stabiliser which cannot be placed on the front
side because of space restrictions. Nothing else to be worth of mentioning
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