Gainward Bliss 7300 GT Golden Sample

Introduction and packaging

Introduction

We have looked at some of Gainward's higher-end nVidia cards recently and overall have been pretty impressed. With more and more people wanting good cards for their PC's, as well as wanting better and better value, we thought we would take a look at one of Gainward's lower end GeForce offerings.

The Gainward Bliss Golden Sample 7300 GT "Silent FX" is based on nVidia's lower-end 7300 chip. Gainward have implemented a noise free solution on this card, making it ideal for HTPC use or perhaps a more powerful budget office PC where silence is a must.


Packaging

The card came in a surprisingly small package. Perhaps I am used to opening higher-end cards but I was certainly surprised at just how small a box Gainward had managed to fit this card into. This could perhaps be a bonus if you were worried about shipping costs from a retailer, but seeing as most charge flat rates anyway, I would not have throught this would make a difference.

The packaging has Gainwards usual female CGI character on it as well as a limited amount of product information.

ganiward 7300gt

I feel the back of the box could have had some more interesting and relevant product information on it, rather than just some nVidia marketing fluff.

gainward 7300gt

It's an attractive package all in all but I would like to have seen the cards cooling solution pictured somewhere on it.

Inside of the box I was not very impressed with the packaging at all actually. There does not seem to be much to protect the card inside the small box. Having said that, my sample came in perfect condition and the card looks fairly hardy so I cannot envisage this being too much of a problem.

gainward 7300gt

Will the diminutive size of the packaging continue through to the card itself? Let's see...
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Most Recent Comments

23-07-2006, 12:43:39

FarFarAway
We take a look at this silent card and see what we think. Link here

23-07-2006, 12:57:44

Raven
looks good but on page2 in an image it says cooling: fan(one slot)

http://www.overclock3d.net/image.php?id=2099

liked the overclocked chart with the nonoverclocked score, easier to get a good look

23-07-2006, 12:59:09

FarFarAway
Yeah it does doesn't it?

Ah well: it's from Gainwards website

23-07-2006, 13:03:46

NickS
Great review m8. Card is kinda... eh. I was thinkin bout getting one to replace the X800 128MB PCI-E in my spare rig, but after looking at benches my X800 rips it a new one :O.

23-07-2006, 13:09:53

FarFarAway
Well it's a low-end card so it's not going to be the very best..

23-07-2006, 13:17:41

Raven
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='Kempez'
Ah well: it's from Gainwards website
Gainward should have done better than that, passive cooling sounds much better than one slot fan.

23-07-2006, 14:10:24

FragTek
Great review mate, cheers for that!

24-07-2006, 11:39:25

Hyper
Nice review mate, if I was to build a computer at the minute I would definatly be putting one of those in as they are great value for money and silent

24-07-2006, 12:40:26

limqareb
so you mean that card kills a 7800GS

24-07-2006, 12:41:24

FarFarAway
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='limqareb'
so you mean that card kills a 7800GS
ey?
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