MSI GeForce GTX 1080 Gaming X Plus Video Card Review

Packaging and Unboxing


Like every other card MSI sells, the packaging is beautiful. It has a red and black theme, with a glossy finish. The GEFORCE GTX 1080 logo is displayed on the bottom right of the front of the box. The MSI GTX 1080 GAMING X PLUS with the Twin Frozr VI cooler is pictured in the middle of the box from one side to the other. On the top left corner of the box we see the MSI Gaming Logo. Across the bottom, of the front of the box, we find some of the features and specifications of the MSI GTX 1080 GAMING X Plus. On the rear of the box, they go more in-depth on the features and specifications naming all that the card offers. The rear of the box also depicts the MSI RGB LED on the card, Screen shots of the MSI Gaming APP and a brief description of the new Twin Frozr VI cooler. Either side of the box displays the MSI Gaming Logo and the GeForce GTX 1080 logo. Also on the right side of the box is the Serial Number of the card. The very bottom of the box lists a few of the major features of the MSI GTX 1080 GAMING X PLUS in several languages. The top of the package is where the box opens and again, we see the MSI Gaming Logo and GeForce logo.

The front of the package has only two differences when compared to the Gaming X 1080. First being the addition of the word PLUS and second is the addition of the words “11 Gbps GDDR5X/

The rear of the box displays some of the main features of the MSI GAMING X 1080 PLUS, such as RGB Lighting and Silent mode.

The top flap of the box shows off the GeForce GTX 1080 logo, the Twin Frozr and Gaming X brandings and the MSI Gaming Dragon Logo.

It opens to show off the “Play Hard, Stay Silent” quote as well as the Twin Frozr VI branding.

The bottom of the box with some of the key features of the Gaming X 1080 Plus, in several languages.

Once opened, you can see the black box the card is placed in. When you slide it out, you first come across a slim black, clam shell style box. This box contains all the literature that comes with the card, a few stickers, driver disk, and a thank you note from MSI. Great Touch MSI! Under the accessory box, we see the MSI GAMING X PLUS 1080 wrapped is an anti-static bag and packed in soft foam. I love seeing GPUs packed in soft foam. It offers better protection than the plastic clam shell protective plastic that other board partners use. Over all, the packaging for the MSI GAMING X PLUS 1080 very well packed, like all other MSI cards.


Here is the internal packaging. It comes in a matte black box. There is a smaller box sitting on the top. This holds the driver disk, stickers and literature.

When the top piece of soft foam is removed, you see the 1080 wrapped in an anti-static bag and incased in even more soft foam.

Inside the smaller box, we find a small manila envelope with the MSI logo printed on the side

Here are the contents of that small manila envelope

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