The Intel Visual Compute Accelerator is an advanced computing add-in card designed to accelerate media & graphics to meet the bandwidth requirements of high-traffic service providers. Traditionally, the development of such high-end commercial computing solutions has been heavily engineering-driven with an emphasis on efficiency and cost over design and aesthetics. Intel’s commitment to the end-user product experience is evident in every detail and touch point on the VCA hardware. The premium experience starts with the un-boxing, the main unit, mounting accessories and quick start guide logically presented within a laminated clam shell package. Installation screws have been replaced with tool-less machined aluminum fasteners. The VCA device itself shrouded in a premium aluminum finish with polished graphics and blacked out PCB components communicates a subtle sophistication while highlighting the extreme performance and technology within.