Originally Posted by L0GIC
Received my EVGA GTX 670 today, thought I'd do a thread detailing what comes in the box and what my card can do in various benchmarks for future buyers.
The card was packaged in a nice fair sized box with the EVGA logo taking up most of the front of the box. Quick specs are featured on the top of the front cover including "4 - way SLI" which should be capable with the newest Nvidia driver.
The back of the box is fairly simple, shows an image of the card and it's connectivity options. Key features are detailed in various languages and are shown above.
Once we open the box we are greeted with big chunk of foam! and our paper documentation. The foam has a nice feel and good absorption to keep the card safe in transit.
I like the E cut out in the foam gives a nice feel of quality. Lifting up the foam inserts we find 4 packages snuggly fit into two sections.
In the smaller anti-static bags we have 2 molex to 6 pin power connectors and a DVI to VGA adapter. For the love of Jesus please tell me you wont use this.
The rest of the box contains; a user guide, a quick start guide, a PCI-E 3.0 info sheet, a warning notice saying that the card gets warm and don't touch it straight away (no way!), a driver installation disc with case badge, some EVGA enthusiast built stickers and last but not least an EVGA gaming poster for all the fan boi's
For E-peen and the slight 1-2 degree max drop I decided to also purchase a backplate for my card. Since the card uses the GTX 680 reference PCB I had to buy the GTX 680 version of EVGA's backplates. The GTX 670 backplate will NOT fit this card. Aesthetically the backplate is pleasing with a brushed finish only let down is the obvious GTX 680 logo on it. Is it a GTX 670 or a GTX 680!
Finally we get to the business end! The card! It comes in an EVGA anti-static bag with protection over the main body plastic and side GeForce GTX logo. When removed the card looks great!
From the rear we see our connections we have; a display port, HDMI, DVI-I and DVI-D. The rear vent also has nice big holes for better airflow.
From the side we see the stacked 6 pin power connectors, which don't look too bad in my opinion. We can also see the GEFORCE GTX lettering in a Nvidia neon green to make it stand out and last of all we see the cover for the two SLI tabs.
The back of the card is reference GTX 680 with no memory chips to be seen on this side. The solder is of a high quality and the black PCB looks superb over the Gigabyte PCB.
Installed the EVGA GTX 680 backplate, looks pretty nice if you ask me. The instructions for the backplate state that you need to use a T6 screwdriver to remove the GTX 670 screws. This was not the case for my card, every screw used a Phillips head for removal of the old screws and installation of backplates screws.
Now a beauty shot!
That's it for the unboxing, stay tuned for the benchmarks!