XFX 9800GT 512MB
The card itself is quite a concise looking card, in that it’s all neat and tidy with a nice small shroud, and not some big hunk of plastic hanging on the front.
The card still has a coaxial fan, but this one is much smaller than the ones you see on the top end cards. It’s just matt black, with no branding stickers or anything.
In the bottom right corner of the shroud, with the gun barrels sticking around it, is a GeForce 9800GT logo text.
At the front end you have the PWM area which is often covered with a heatsink on top end cards, but interestingly this one isn’t.
At the far front end is the 6pin power connector.
Flipping it over, we have the rear mounting screws. Reasonably low profile so no clearance issues with these.
At the rear end of the card, we have a single SLI bridge, allowing you to connect 2 of these together and run them concurrently for increased performance.
At the rear end are the standard twin DVI ports, these ones with the XFX lime green colouring, and a single SVideo connector.
The fan on the card is power by a 4pin connector attached to the PCB, meaning you don’t need to have a spare one on the mobo.