Itfs no secret that most high-end graphics cards follow the reference design from the graphics chip developer. This is true for both: ATI Technologies and NVIDIA. I canft say this is bad, because the graphics chip maker polishes off its reference design, eliminating any bugs, and thus provides higher product reliability.

Alas, every medal has its reverse side: high-end graphics cards have turned out as like as two peas. It is not good for those manufacturers that should attract the customers somehow. Those who were smart enough found ways to do it. A graphics card can appeal with rich accessories, a beautiful box and an original cooling system. Albatron was among the smartest, and its GiGi GeForce FX5900 PV graphics card will be the main hero of our todayfs review.

View the Xbit Labs 13 page review

One interesting point was how the card was packaged. They sent it to them in a cavas bag with a zipper. It looked a lot like a laptop case.

Very interesting.