The packaging for the latest video card from NVIDIA – the GeForce GTX 1080 – is just as amazing as the video card itself. This new GeForce GTX 1080 is the most advanced gaming CPU ever created. And now this high-performance graphics card has some pretty high-performance packaging to match.
It’s clear that NVIDIA has put a lot of time and attention to packaging everything to make sure everything stays intact said the expert at Custom Product Packaging. Let’s start with the outer shipping box and work our way inside to the gorgeous GeForce GTX 1080 inside. If you’re ordering from an online e-commerce company like Amazon or NewEgg, you’ll get a tough, shockproof cardboard box on the outside. This is the first layer of defense against any damage in shipping.
When you open that up, you’ll see either bubble wrap or packing peanuts inside. Bubble wrap, which helps to absorb any shock or impact, is the preferred choice for making sure the NVIDIA graphics card doesn’t move around during shipping. Packing peanuts often serve the same purposes, but there’s just one problem with them – upon opening a package, they tend to fly out onto the floor, where they are difficult to clean up. That’s why many people prefer bubble – in addition to the satisfaction of those popping bubble sounds, you also have a much more elegant presentation layer.
And, once you carefully remove this outer bubble wrapping, that’s when you’ll see how the graphics card has been packaged. It comes inside a plastic clamshell without any foam. Carefully pull apart this clamshell package, and the GeForce GTX 1080 is right inside. A separate power supply comes in an anti-static bag. Again, this is a great touch to make sure that nothing has been damaged in shipping.
Need more proof of just how amazing this packaging is? Check out the “unboxing” videos on YouTube for the GeForce GTX 1080 If you get the Founder’s Edition of the GTX 1080, you’ll even get a full-size movie poster you can hang up on your wall.
There’s one other item included within the packaging, and that’s the manual. Like many other electronics manufacturers, NVIDIA is now experimenting with 100 percent recycled materials.
And it looks like this trend toward eco-friendly materials is only going to continue. Today’s plastic clamshells can be recycled or reused, not just tossed in the trash.
The key part of shipping any highly sensitive electronics part or device is making sure that nothing shifts around during shipping. Everything needs to stay intact. That’s why the packaging for the GeForce 1080 GTX box is almost perfectly the size of the plastic clamshell – it minimizes the ability of the graphics card to shift around during packaging.
Thus, those are the key parts of the NVIDIA packaging solution – a sturdy outer box, an inner layer of bubble wrap, another protective box, and then a plastic clamshell container that has been specifically molded to the shape of the graphics card. There’s obviously a lot of time, care, and attention that went into this packaging solution. A high-tech, high-performance product deserves a similar type of high-performance packaging!