GIGABYTE Radeon RX 480 G1 Gaming 8GB Graphics Card Review: Page 3 of 8

Posted by Paul Malfy on Friday, November 4, 2016 - 8:00am

Packaging & Unboxing

GIGABYTE Radeon RX 480 G1 Gaming 8GB Graphics Card

The front view of the G1 Gaming RX 480 box.

The G1 Gaming RX 480 came in a box a bit smaller than I had expected. On the front, in the top left hand corner is the Gigabyte logo. Directly under that is the G1 Gaming logo with the very recognizable Gigabyte eye. In my personal opinion, one of the best logos in the industry. On the bottom right corner of the box is the Radeon logo and the RX 480 branding. Best to the product branding is where they label amount of Vram, in this case 8gb is printed on the package. Below the product branding, they list some of the main features of the Windforce 2X cooler this card is sporting such as The RGB lighting, the Windforce cooler and the fact this is the “OC” edition.

GIGABYTE Radeon RX 480 G1 Gaming 8GB Graphics Card

The rear of the box has a diagram of how the Windforce 2X cooler works as well as information on the RGB lighting on the cooler and the GPU Gauntlet that every card must pass.

GIGABYTE Radeon RX 480 G1 Gaming 8GB Graphics Card

The left side of the box has the Model number, serial number and UPC code. There is also the G1 Gaming logo, Radeon logo and RX 480 product branding.

GIGABYTE Radeon RX 480 G1 Gaming 8GB Graphics Card

The right side of the box has the also the G1 Gaming logo, Radeon logo and RX 480 product branding. There is also a QR code you can scan to get to the product page.

The rear of the box has a number of logos along the top of the box. These include the G1 Gaming, AMD, Radeon, and Gigabyte logo, as well as the RX 480 8gb product branding. Below that is a blown out view of the card and the Windforce cooler with the key features labeled. Directly to the right of the picture is a brief explanation of the GPU Gauntlet Sorting every Gigabyte graphics card goes through. There is also mention of the RGB spectrum in the Windforce cooler. Below all that there are a few bits of information about the card in a number of languages. One the very bottom, there is a diagram of the IO of the card as well.

GIGABYTE Radeon RX 480 G1 Gaming 8GB Graphics Card

The top of the box has the G1 Gaming logo, Radeon logo and RX 480 product branding.

GIGABYTE Radeon RX 480 G1 Gaming 8GB Graphics Card

The bottom of the box is the same as the top.

Both the top and the bottom flaps of the box are the same. Each depicts the G1 Gaming logo and the RX 480 product branding. The left side of the packaging is more of the same, with a QR Code you can scan that brings you to the product page for the G1 Gaming RX 480. The right side of the box is the same as the left. However, in place of the QR code is the model number, serial number and UPC code. Once opened, you find another, plain black box. The only writing on this plain black, clam shell box, is the G1 Gaming logo across the front.  The card is wrapped in an anti-static bag and sits encased in soft foam.

GIGABYTE Radeon RX 480 G1 Gaming 8GB Graphics Card

The inner box that the RX 480 is packed in.

GIGABYTE Radeon RX 480 G1 Gaming 8GB Graphics Card

The G1 Gaming RX 480 comes wrapped in an anti-static bag in packed in soft foam.

GIGABYTE Radeon RX 480 G1 Gaming 8GB Graphics Card

The G1 Gaming RX 480 unpacked and ready to install.

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