The retail box for the ASUS GTX590 3GB video card lists the main features that the
card comes with and has the same box art that is found on pretty much every ASUS GeForce 500 series graphics card.
Turning the retail box over, we see even more marketing
text in many different languages and more details on the three main features of this video card.
Inside the retail box the ASUS GeForce GTX590 video card was perfectly packed in foam that was laser cut for this specific video card. When you opened the box there was a spot for the driver disc and quick setup guide. Once you lifted that piece of foam up and out of the way you were able to see the GTX590!
The ASUS GTX590 video card bundle included with the
ENGTX590/3DIS/3GD5 graphics card includes a quick installation guide, a
drivers CD, a dual 6-pin PCIe to 8-pin PCIe power adapter, a DVI-to-VGA adapter and a DVI-to-HDMI adapter.
When you fire up the driver CD that comes with the card you’ll see
this GUI that allows you to check out the user manual and install the
drivers and utilities if needed.
Taking a closer look at the utility section of the VGA driver disc we
can see that it also comes with two utilities that might come in handy.
The one that we are highly interested in for this review is the ASUS
SmartDoctor utility as that will allow us to adjust the card’s voltages
and to overclock it to the max! We’ll use that utility to overclock this card beyond what could be done with stock voltages in the overclocking section.