Unboxing the RTX 3080 Founders Edition
The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Founders Edition comes in an extremely premium-looking soft-touch paperboard box. The clamshell opens up not unlike the Apple iPhone retail box. Much of the artwork is on the faces of the upper cover. The rear face below the bottom half has multilingual information, regulatory and retail labels. Clear tapes and pressure hold the two halves together. You lift the upper half to unbox.
There it is! The bottom half has staging for the main product, boldly presented at an incline. You'll notice that this is probably the first graphics card that's presented along its back-plate instead of its front. This is to highlight the innovative new cooling solution that features a fan at the back. Once you pull the card out of its foam cushion, you'll see a paperboard insert, which contains the accessories.
The accessories package includes an adapter that converts two 8-pin PCIe power inputs to the much talked about 12-pin power connector and documentation that consists of a Quick Start Guide to help you with installation, a Support Guide with tech support contacts, and a multilingual warning on a separate piece of paper only to use the power connector adapter included in the box if your PSU lacks 12-pin outputs.