Date: January 12th, 2004
Article by: Nathan Glentworth (Owner, Head Editor & Hardware Reviewer)
Product was donated by: H.I.S.
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For a MSRP of ~US$399, you will get the following.
Yes, folks, you are seeing the photo correctly, you get a copy of Half Life 2 INCLUDED with this videocard. Seems that this game is some of the reason why ATI cards are flying off the shelves. Get a great card, get a great game. Makes sense.
Accessories included are:
- Cyberlink PowerDVD 5
- Cyberlink PowerDirector 2.5 VE
- Game Demo Disc (Demos tick people off, at least one full game should be included for the money)
- Driver CD
- Product Manual
- Composite Videocable
- S-Video Videocable
- Composite to S-Video Convertor Adapter
- VGA to DVI adapter for Dual Display
And alas, one of the biggest RADEON 9800PRO videocards on the market. Just check out the size of the massive core heatsink.
Now can you see why I think this card screams enthusiast?