Packaging & Appearance
Presented in a slimline cardboard box with dimensions not dissimilar to the graphics card contained within, it's clear to see that Sapphire have made a concious effort to keep any additional costs to a minimum. The overall colour scheme of the packaging is a combination of black and blue with an almost 'Vista-like' Aura style background. Ruby also makes an appearance at the front of box, getting out her best assets for the lads (her swords of course!).
Inside the box you'll find the usual collection of accessories including a DVI-VGA converter, DVI-HDMI converter, Molex-PCIe cable, S-Video cable and a driver disk. The card itsself is packaged inside a bubble-wrap padded anti-static bag, which will more than likely only offer minimal protection from courier inflicted damage. This basic level of packaging is something we've mentioned previously in our HD 4870 review
, but given that this is a budget card it would seem that Sapphire are willing to take their chances.