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SAPPHIRE Radeon R9 290X 8GB Tri-X Video Card Review

By: Anthony Garreffa | AMD Radeon GPU in Video Cards | Posted: Mar 20, 2015 2:08 pm
TweakTown Rating: 88%Manufacturer: SAPPHIRE

The Packaging & Box Contents

 

SAPPHIRE has always had good looking boxes for its VGA cards, with the trend continuing on the Radeon R9 290X 8GB Tri-X. Let's start with the front of the box.

 

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As you can see, we have SAPPHIRE teasing the Tri-X cooler in the top right, while the 8GB of VRAM makes a splash in the bottom left.

 

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On the back, we can see that SAPPHIRE has made a mistake here - on the right they have displayed the use of the R9 290X GPU, but the second box lists 'Fast Memory' and then SAPPHIRE explains that the card has "4GB of super-fast 512 bit GDDR5 memory" where it should say 8GB. Something small, but other than that we have a recap of the various features that the card is capable of.

 

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The top and bottom of the box don't have much going on, with the bottom of the box telling us the display connectors, and system requirements.

 

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Opening the box, we have some secure packaging for the card - something nice to see as usual from SAPPHIRE.

 

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Inside of the box, we have a few goodies: a mouse mat, product registration, a driver installation CD, quick installation guide, HDMI cable and a point of contact for SAPPHIRE.

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