EVGA GTX 280 Triple SLI Review :: EVGA GeForce GTX280 Bundle

03-15-2009 · Category: Hardware - Video Cards

By Ben Sun
  • 2 6-pin to 8-pin converter
  • 2 Molex to 6-pin converter
  • Two DVI to VGA adapters
  • Driver CD
  • HDTV Cable
  • Lifetime Warranty
  • Toll-Free 24/7 customer support
  • Minimum 550W PSU for a single card

EVGA GTX 280 Triple SLI Review Box

Box

EVGA GTX 280 Triple SLI Review Rear of Box

Rear of Box

EVGA GTX 280 Triple SLI Review Box open

Box open

EVGA GTX 280 Triple SLI Review Bundle

Bundle


EVGA packages their card in their standard black box. The front of the box has the EVGA logo, the name of the card, the amount of memory, PCI-E 2.0 as the bus standard, HDMI, and 90-Day Step-Up listed. There's also an "EVGA #1 Seller in US of NVIDIA based products" logo. The rear of the box has a list of the GeForce GTX280 features, Package contents and a listing of the Limited Lifetime Warranty description.

Inside the box is the bundle which consists of a 6-pin power adapter and an 8-pin power adapter. This is most useful for those that don't have a PSU with the required connectors. Of course one consideration with three GTX 280 cards is that you have to have a really powerful PSU as the requirements for three cards are three 6-pin power connectors and 3 8-pin power connectors. Nvidia recommends a 1200W PSU on their website for Tri-SLI. Power is an important consideration for any modern computer and especially so for three video cards.

EVGA offers a Limited Lifetime Warranty with their video cards. To get the Warranty you must register the card before 30 days have elapsed from the time of purchase of the card. Registration after the 30 days will receive a 1 year warranty. The GeForce GTX280 is also eligible for Advanced RMA Replacement where EVGA will return the card before you send your card in for replacement assuming you have registered the card. The other advantage to EVGA support is their Toll-Free 24/7 Technical support line. NVIDIA has taken to releasing a new driver every month just like AMD has for the last few years. The latest drivers from NVIDIA are the 182.08 drivers. NVIDIA's control panel allows one click access to SLI or PhysX and one click control of the various video card settings.