Sapphire stuck with the same packaging design that they have gone with on all of their R series cards this year. The Vapor-X does however sport a blue theme where the Tri-X had orange. The cover has what looks to be a robot built out of video card components. Down along the bottom there is a whole line of small circles with information about the card. For example there is a 4GB circle and one them mentions AMD’s Mantle support. They also tossed on stickers showing that the Vapor-X 290 comes with a free HDMI cable and is overclocked as well. Half of the back is dedicated to explaining how Vapor-X works while the rest of the back has explanations on some of the Vapor-X 290’s other features.
Inside the card is wrapped up in a static protective bag that is also made of bubble wrap to keep it extremely safe. On top of that it sits in a piece of foam that has the shape of the card carved out. There is no way this card is going to get damaged in shipping. Up under the foam is another box. Inside you will find the Vapor-X 290’s documentation and accessories. It comes with an installation guide, information on registration and a driver disc. You also get a Sapphire mouse pad and an HDMI cable. Last but not least they also slipped in two double Molex to 8 pin adapters, just in case your power supply doesn’t have the connections needed. Of course if you don’t have any of the connections I would be more worried that it’s not going to have enough power at all.