XFX Radeon 5750 XXX Review


XFX Radeon 5750  XXX Review


The XFX 5750 XXX comes in a much smaller package than we've seen from many graphics cards in recent times and kudos must go to XFX for trying to reduce packaging sizes. Of all the various items of hardware on the market the graphics card is the one that we don't berate for coming in gaudy packaging because it's the most exciting upgrade and the one that we all desire. Nothing quite unites us as the longing for bigger, better, faster or more graphics cards.

The 5750 XXX has a industrial looking front with the black and yellow warning stripes and all the relevant technology logos. On the reverse is the regulation technical specifications, but kept neat and easy to read. If the front of the box is a little bit of a mess the back is an exercise in restraint.

XFX Radeon 5750 XXX Box      XFX Radeon 5750 XXX Logo  

Every facet of the XFX 5750 XXX box is replete with information. As you can see from the left hand shot we have the C model in our hands.

XFX Radeon 5750 XXX Package      XFX Radeon 5750 XXX Packaging  

Finally a close up of the important XXX Edition branding. For anyone who is around my age that XXX certification means more than any NC17 or 18 ever will both in terms of anticipation and XFXs ability to always deliver the goods with their XXX models.

XFX Radeon 5750 XXX Review

Taking the very sturdy inner box out of the rather thin external one we can see a very simplistic design that really makes you feel there is a lot of power hiding inside. It implies the product is so good just knowing it's an XFX is enough. Lifting the lid we find a "Play Hard" box and manuals on a separate tray above the card itself.

XFX Radeon 5750 XXX Review     XFX Radeon 5750 XXX Review  

Well if the outside was a model of taste and decency, oh Lordy Lord the innards need to come with a Government health warning. Do you remember when you were at school, colouring in, and the black and blues would always be used up first and all that was left was this curious yellow/green combination colour that nobody could ever find a use for? XFX have found a use for it. Blimey.

Emptying the contents of the top tray we find the standard manual and driver disk, along with a door hanger for the teens in the audience. The "Play Hard" box above contained a molex to PCI-E cable. For a separate box we were hoping for maybe a game or a case sticker or something. Such is the downside of universal packaging. I'm sure if this was a 5970 XXX there would be lots of goodies in that "Play Hard" section.

XFX Radeon 5750 XXX Review     XFX Radeon 5750 XXX Review

So the external packaging is good enough especially considering this is only around £125.

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