Sapphire HD4870 Reviewajmatson -
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Like I mentioned earlier in the review the Sapphire HD 4870 comes packed with a lot of extra goodies for us to play with. Let's take a look at what Sapphire puts in the package for us to get the most out of our purchase.
Sapphire has included a slew of extra software for us to use with our video card and for general system use. Included are two well known products from CyberLink, which are the PowerDVD 7 disk and the DVD Suite disk. PowerDVD 7 is a very strong DVD player for your computer. PowerDVD 7 has the ability to play all DVD disks including HD DVD and BluRay Hi-Def disks, which can play on your new Sapphire HD 4870 flawlessly. The DVD Suite allows you to create and edit your own High Definition movies and burn them to disk, as well as general backup and CD burning capabilities.
The next disk to be included is a full version of Futuremark's 3DMark06 Advanced benchmarking suite. This software allows you to test your systems components and give it a numerical score. With that score you can see how well your system stands up to your peers', based on the hardware you use.
Ruby ROM Volume II is a CD that has extras for you including game demo's, applications, screensaver's and wallpaper for you to get started with your new video card.
Sapphire has also generously included a 2GB thumb drive which also contains a wealth of stuff on it. There are several videos that show the different technologies that are included in the HD 4870 video card like ATI AVIVO Technology and gaming enhancements with DirectX 10. There is also a link to the Sapphire Gaming site and several wallpapers for you to show off your new hardare choice.