This is the wonderful prize I won in week 2 of the Summer Giveaway Sponsored by Sapphire Technology! Wanted to share with everyone. Thanks Sapphire Technology and Pure OC for this awesome GPU.
As you see Sapphire does a great job of applying art work to their boxes. On this one we have the dangerous arctic hunter woman. I'm guessing this is to portray a the cooling of Vapor-X system applied to the HD 7770. Very nice.
Very nice packaging. Card was surrounded in a thick bubble ESD bag and positioned down in the preformed card board box insert. This gives it a safe distance from the top of the box in case there is an impact during shipping.
Sapphire was nice enough to provide a 4 pin molex to PCIe 6pin adaptor, Dvi to VGA connector and a 1.8 meter HDMI extension cable. The card was covered in a clear plastic cover to provide additional protection from scratches. Very nice looking card.
here you can see the great design on the Vapor-X cooling system and GPU cover. This card has a bit of weight to it due to the heat sink and dual heat pipes covered with two 80mm fans. The card feels solid in your hand unlike the 4870 I'm currently using. It is powered with a single 6 pin PCIe connector.
The best part after the cooling solution is connection options. 1 x Dual-Link DVI, 1 x HDMI 1.4a, 1 x DisplayPort 1.2, 1 x Single-Link DVI-D. These are full size HDMI and Display ports unlike some of the other cards we have seen. No additional adaptors needed or wanted in this case. The HD 7770 Vapor-X is capable of Eyefinity 2.0 and Crossfire 2-way. Meaning you can only add 1 additonal HD 7770.
That concludes my un-boxing of the Sapphire HD 7770 Vapor-X Ghz Edition GPU. I will be attempting my first build log featuring this GPU once I obtain a new case.
Again I would like the thank Sapphire Technology and Pure OC for putting together the best giveaway around.