As you would expect, Sapphire has opted for a much smaller box to help keep the cost of freight down on the new budget aimed HD 4550. Across the top of the box we have the Sapphire logo; below that, their motto, mention of the series and the fact the card comes with 512MB of GDDR3 memory.
In the middle of the box we have a picture and below that we have the model mentioned again; in this case the HD 4550. Moving down a little more we have some features of the card and right across the bottom we have a number of logos that relate to the card.
Turning the box over, we again have the Sapphire logo at the top and the logos across the bottom. We also see a few of the awards that Sapphire has won and the model is also mentioned. The middle of the box gives us a bit of a blurb on the card, some of the main features on offer and a rundown of what's included in the box.
Being on the lower end side of things, we didn't expect a whole lot with the package. Opening it up, though, we where pleasantly surprised. As far as standard items go we find a quick install guide, driver CD and sticker.
The cable department also has the typical component out dongle, S-Video to RCA connector and DVI to VGA connector, but Sapphire has also taken the time to include a DVI to HDMI connector as well as a low profile bracket for those needing it.
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- Page 1 [Introduction]
- Page 2 [The Package]
- Page 3 [The Card]
- Page 4 [Test System Setup and 3DMark06]
- Page 5 [Benchmarks - 3DMark Vantage]
- Page 6 [Benchmarks - PT Boats: Knights of the Sea]
- Page 7 [Benchmarks - CINEBENCH R10]
- Page 8 [Benchmarks - World in Conflict]
- Page 9 [Benchmarks - Crysis]
- Page 10 [Benchmarks - Unreal Tournament 3]
- Page 11 [Benchmarks - High Quality AA and AF]
- Page 12 [Benchmarks - 3DMark06 - XP]
- Page 13 [Benchmarks - CINEBENCH R10 - XP]
- Page 14 [Benchmarks - World in Conflict - XP]
- Page 15 [Benchmarks - Unreal Tournament 3 - XP]
- Page 16 [Temperature & Sound Tests]
- Page 17 [Power Consumption Tests]
- Page 18 [Final Thoughts]