XFX GeForce 7800 GT Video Card Review

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The Bundle

The Bundle

XFX 7800GT bundle

XFX has always put together a sweet bundle, and the 7800GT is no exception. Imagine my surprise, and shear joy, upon opening the box and finding not only a full version of my favorite game (Far Cry) but a DVD version to boot! Many a night I’ve sat down to do some benchmarking or work, and found myself playing Far Cry until the sun came up and my wife is leaving for work. Aside from Far Cry, XFX also includes X2:The Threat and MotoGP:Ultimate Racing Technology, not games I’m going to spend much time on….. but a Far Cry DVD…..I can finally retire my five disk CD version.

Also included in the bundle is a driver CD which has NVidia’s 77.72 drivers as well as an overclocking utility and a few other odds and ends. One pretty nice program on this disk is Tenomichi’s 3D Edit Silver V3, a first of it’s kind DirectX 9.0 editing suite. While I’ve never done any video editing, I am impressed by the inclusion of this software, which sports a price tag of almost $75 on its own.

EDIT: XFX just emailed me and asked me to let everyone know that they are also running the Call OF Duty 2 bundle. Simply buy one of their video cards, then go to their site and enter the required information, and the game will be sent to you at its release….this deal gets better and better!

XFX 7800GT bundle

For cables and adapter, the XFX 7800GT includes a pair of 6 1/2 foot S-Video adapters, a VIVO adapter with S-Video In/Out, YPbPr Out, and Composite In, a single four pin molex to PCI-E power adapter, and a DVI to VGA adapter. All in all I thought this was a great bundle, between the Far Cry DVD and the Tenomichi software XFX added over $100 in value to this already sweet product.

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