Zotac GTX 260²

Packaging, Bundle & The Card

Packaging and Bundle

Although we've have had no previous experiences with Zotac's packaging skills, upon first inspection they seem to be rather good. Unfortunately it would appear some Christmas elves had slapped a large label on the back of the packaging, covering most of it. For that reason we only photographed the front of the packaging.

Zotac GTX260 Packaging

As you can see, Zotac have decided to cover a large amount of the box with a graphic, then have the company logo in the top left and product name down the bottom. The key specs are listed down the right, and a small, almost triangular sticker has been placed on the left informing you of the bundled Far Cry 2 Game.
 
Zotac GTX260 Packaging Zotac GTX260 Packaging

Inside the outer box we have an inner white box. This is filled with some foam padding that hugs the card. There is a cut out in the padding which encloses all the bundled leads and cables with all the leaflets and disks laid on top of the card itself. Included in the box we have the usual bits and pieces; HDTV adaptors, 2x Molex to 6-Pin PCI-E adaptors, A users guide, driver disk, warranty slip and a DVI to HDMI adaptor.
 
Zotac GTX260 Zotac GTX260 Graphic

As you can see Zotac have chosen the replicate the graphic from the front of the box onto the top of the card. The card itself uses the stock Nvidia cooling, however this is very weighty and feels of good quality, so should keep the card well within acceptable operating temperatures. From a connection point of view, we have the standard dual link DVI connections along with a TV-Out port.
 
Zotac GTX 260 Power Connectors. GTX 260 SLI headers

At the back of the card we have two 6-pin PCI-E connectors an audio connector. This means the card can act as a pass-through for audio when connected using HDMI, cutting down on cable clutter. At the front we have two SLI bridge connectors, meaning this card can be used in Tri-Sli configuration with supported motherboards.
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Most Recent Comments

20-01-2009, 15:10:17

Luigi
Looking for a new graphics card around the £200 mark? Zotac may have just the thing for you, with great clocking and briliant performance.

http://www.overclock3d.net/gfx/artic...110031969s.jpg

Read on here.Quote

20-01-2009, 15:18:33

meh
Nice read =)

Any particular reason for the exclusion of cost-per-frame?Quote

20-01-2009, 15:20:36

Luigi
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Originally Posted by name='meh'
Nice read =)

Any particular reason for the exclusion of cost-per-frame?
Its not been done on a few of the recent articles.. It works best with cards which are far apart in cost, so you can compare them on a even playing field, but since these cards are so close it would take up a lot of graph space for not a lot of useful information..

If there are any in particular you would like to know I can rustle up a graph.Quote
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