ASUS EAH6970 Review
The packaging is everything we've come to expect from ASUS, being very high quality with clear and concise panels highlighting the major features.
Internally the box is the standard ASUS black box of goodies with the gold-leaf logo. The card itself is well packed in high density foam which, when coupled to the sturdy nature of the box, should ensure the card reaches you in mint condition.
The accessories are sparse to say the least. A single power adaptor and the default Crossfire bridge/driver/manual combo. Considering this isn't a value card it's quite disappointing. A mini-DisplayPort adaptor would have been nice. as would a bundled game of some description.
Apart from the ASUS logo in the bottom left hand corner of the card it's otherwise identical to the rest of the HD6970s we've seen with the full-cover shroud and a small fan up one end.
In keeping with the reference nature we have a 6 and 8pin PCIe power input along with twin DVI-D, mini DisplayPort and HDMI outputs. The HD6970 doesn't lack for connectivity options.
Otherwise it's all what we're used to, but looks very nice indeed. Black with red stripes is eternally tasteful and matches the rest of the ASUS product range nicely.