The retail packaging on the Diamond Radeon HD 3850 512MB Ruby Edition Graphics Card is nice and simple. Just Ruby and the product title are on the box, which makes it easy to read on store shelves. The back of the retail box talks about the next generation of HD gaming and HD entertainment and how the Radeon HD 3850 fits the bill.
Inside the box one will find the expected bundle that comes with all brands of video cards. The bundle included with the Diamond Radeon HD 3850 512MB Ruby Edition Graphics Card includes one DVI-to-VGA adapter, one DVI-to-HDMI adapter, one CrossFire interconnect, 6-pin PCI Express power adapter, S-Video and Composite video cables, one HDTV dongle, S-Video to Composite video adapter and installation instructions. Also included with the card is the Driver disc.
Now that we know what the features of the card are, what the retail box looks like and what comes with it we can look at perfromance numbers!