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Packaging & Contents

The ASUS ENGTX260 TOP comes in a big cardboard box. Typical of all ASUS graphics cards, the box was well-designed with excellent print quality. The ENGTX260 TOP is available in two version - with or without HDMI support. The difference is quite minor, amounting only to the inclusion of a DVI-to-HDMI adaptor and an S/PDIF audio cable in the HDMI kit. The boxes of both the HDMI and non-HDMI versions of the ENGTX 260 TOP look very similar, so be sure to inspect the box properly before buying it. The HDMI kit will have one or two HDMI labels.

Inside, you will find a very stylish black cardboard box containing the ENGTX260 TOP card and two smaller black boxes. The larger, flat box contains the documentation and CDs while the smaller, rectangular box is where all the cables and adaptors are stored.

Once you take everything out, you will find the following items :

  • One ASUS ENGTX260 TOP graphics card
  • One DVI-to-VGA adaptor
  • One HDTV component-out cable
  • One PCI Express power cable
  • One ASUS graphics card manual
  • One ASUS driver and utilities CD
  • One ASUS e-manual CD

The HDMI kit will come with an additional DVI-to-HDMI adaptor and an S/PDIF audio cable. Other than those two accessories, both kits are virtually the same. The ENGTX260 TOP graphics card in both HDMI and non-HDMI kits are the same.


Provided Accessories

The kit comes with virtually everything you need to hook up the ENGTX260 to all kinds of display options, from CRTs to LCDs and HDTVs. The rear-most cable is the PCI Express power cable, which is actually a Y-splitter that allows you to use a standard Molex power cable to power the ENGTX260 card. This is great for those with power supplies that only have a single PCI Express power cable. In the middle is the DVI-to-VGA adaptor for those still using the dinosaurs we fondly remember were called CRTs. Then, right in front, we have a short HDTV component cable.

The manual is the standard ASUS manual for ATI graphics cards, which is useful if you are a newbie who do not know how to install the card or the driver. ASUS also provided a CD with a multi-lingual e-manual and a driver and utilities CD. Of course, the graphics driver was already old and outdated so it is only useful if you were not able to first download the latest version online. Unlike other ASUS graphics card kits, the ENGTX260 TOP does not come with any freebies, like leather mouse pads or CD cases.


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