Gainward Bliss Golden Sample 7950GT 512mb
Published: 15th November 2006 | Source: Gainward | Price: |Introduction
nVidia refreshed the 7900 series with 7950 and they have produced some nice reference cards for us to drool over. Gainward have taken a spanner to the 7960 GT card, made a sweet cooler and presented us with their 7950 GT "Bliss" Golden Sample Edition. Let's open up the box and take a peek inside...
Gainward have once again stuck with the branded packaging that we've seen in the past from them. This is pretty plain but it's definitely good that Gainward are building up a brand and it's easy to recognise. I would say that their "Golden Sample Edition" should have something a bit more to the box to make it stand out. With people like XFX and BFG making the boxes with their pre-overclocked cards look special it would have been nice to see something more exciting.
Inside the box there is no faulting Gainward. Everything is packed away carefully and you'd be hard pushed to break anything even if you were a particularly awful courier.
* 2 x DVI > VGA converters
* 1 x S-Vidia > HD composite cable and component cable
* 1 x 6-pin PCI-e power to dual molex power connector
* 1 x Gainward driver disc with nVidia drivers and Gainward Expertool
* 1 x Gainward Muvee Music Production CD
* 1 x Quickstart manual
* Gainward "Free2Choose" Games Package
Gainward always put in an awesome package with their cards and once again I am highlighting the "Free2Choose" Games Package, of which more details are here. With a decent amount of nice titles to choose from Gainward sweeten up this bundle a treat.
The pack has everything to get you going from the off with this card and apart from the inclusion of a DVD player Gainward provide an excellent bundle.
N.B. Gainward have come back to us to say that PowerDVD Version 6 would be included in the normal retail package. This must have been missed at packing for our sample version.