Sapphire Technology shipped me the Toxic HD 4850 in its retail from their Canadian office which allowed me to get a jump start on the review. The box is glossy black and covers all basic details that you'll want to read about in a retail store. There's not a whole lot in terms of pictures, not even eye candy. This is where I think Sapphire Technology could make a small change. A picture of the product would greatly increase my appeal to the card, especially when I see it uses a nice Zalman cooler.

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One side of the box gives you the graphics controller name (HD 4850), system requirements, and external connectors. We also get a copy of the UPC code.

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Opening up the box, we're able to pull out all of the contents and there's surprisingly a fair bit to it. Opening the brown box we see the video card wrapped in an anti-static bubble wrap and below the card we have the accessories: CrossFireX connector, DVI to VGA, DVI to HDMI, HD Composite cables, power adapter, S-video adapter, multilingual manual, 3D Vantage, Power DVD, AMD Ruby ROM, DVD Suite and Installation Driver CD. Not a bad collection if you ask me. I personally like how they have included a DVI to HDMI (female) adapter as these retail for 30 bucks at !

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The last thing to pull out in the package is the card, so here it is!

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