Sapphire TOXIC Radeon HD 5970 Video Card Review :: Bundle

05-24-2010 · Category: Hardware - Video Cards

By Benjamin Sun
  • Sapphire Toxic Radeon HD 5970 4GB GDDR5 PCIE card
  • Dirt2 coupon
  • Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 coupon
  • Installation CD
  • mini-DisplayPort to DVI powered adapter
  • DVI to VGA adapter
  • mini DisplayPort to DisplayPort adapter
  • HDMI to DVI adapter
  • Crossfire Bridge
  • Graphics Card User Manual

Sapphire bundles the card inside a large dark box with a Ninja on the front cover. The Sapphire logo is on the upper left hand side corner, the game bundle is on the upper right hand corner along with the 4GB GDDR5 and the name of the card below that. The bottom left hand corner of the box has the ATI Radeon Premium Graphics logo. The bottom right hand corner of the box has the features of the card listed.


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The rear of the box has the main features listed and explained in detail. Opening the main box we find that Sapphire has included a second cardboard box inside. Taking out the second box and opening it we find that Sapphire has placed the manuals and Driver CD as well as the game coupons atop another box. The graphics card is inside a foam enclosure and an anti-static bag.

The accessories for the card are bundled inside another cardboard box. Sapphire has chosen to go the “whole 9 yards” approach with their hardware bundle. They include a mini-DP to DP powered adapter, a mini-DP to DVI powered adapter, a HDMI to DVI adapter, a DVI to VGA adapter and a Crossfire Bridge. The inclusion of the various adapters means that you can use the various monitors available on the market in any combination.


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Game bundles are either hit or miss in most people’s opinion. The latest greatest game can quickly become an afterthought in a short time. The key to good game bundles is a popular game that doesn’t add much to the cost of the card versus competing cards. Sapphire has decided to bundle Call Of Duty Modern Warfare 2 and Dirt2 with this card. COD MW2 is the latest in a long line of COD games and is a good game. Dirt 2 is one of the first DirectX 11 games and therefore is a great addition as you can see the benefits right away.