The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 is the poster boy of the company's swanky new "Turing" architecture, which enables the company's ambitious new RTX technology that attempts to bring real-time ray tracing to games, adding heavily to their realism. You can read all about the Turing Architecture and RTX Technology in an exhaustive article we put together for you.
Over the years, we realized that whenever companies like NVIDIA allow us to publish "non-review" articles that tease their products ahead of launch or the review publication date, "unboxing" articles mushroom all over the web. Our readers already love our technical photography for their higher detail that lets you even map out of the card for volt-mods, etc. So we asked ourselves "why not unbox the RTX 2080 striptease-style?"
Signing the courier receipt for a new graphics card is an inexplicably thrilling feeling, and so we begin with the brown paperboard box with some DHL stickers. This box comes with a "do not accept if sealing tape broken" warning, probably to check pilferage and the heartburn that follows.
Inside, we shovel out heaps of Styrofoam bits that cushion the box, and then a surge of excitement as the box reveals itself! Welcome home, RTX 2080 Founders Edition!
NVIDIA has set high quality standards for its Founders Edition boxes seldom matched by its add-in card partners with even their most expensive custom-design cards, and the RTX 2080 is no exception. The high-quality paperboard box has quality matching iPhone boxes. You slide 4/5ths of the box upward rather than opening flaps to unveil the card quite literally. It's like lifting the cloche off an entree by a Michelin Star-rated master chef.