The packaging for the XFX RX 470 RS Black Edition jumps right into the black and red AMD colors. It has black with red stripes in the background with a large photo of the card up front. There is a red strip with the XFX RS logo as well as the Radeon RX 470 4Gb branding. The back of the box has a list of features and also goes more in depth into three key features of the card. This is their thermal tech, auto load sensing fan, and the interchangeable fans. Each has a paragraph explaining the feature. There are a few editing notes in the first one, clearly a misprint, I will be curious to see if this made it to retail copies or just for the earlier review samples like ours.
Inside there is the main box then when you open that up there is a second box. This box has the driver disc as well as a double Molex to 6-pin adapter. I love that the adapter cable is individually sleeved in black as well. The card comes wrapped up in a static protective bag and sits in a cutout in the cardboard to keep it safe. Up under the card, I also found an installation guide that also had warranty information on the back.
XFX went out of their way to make sure people understand that the fans won’t always be spinning up. They also wrapped the entire card in an extra layer of plastic, so people who enjoy peeling that plastic off will have fun pulling it off the front and then the back of this card. On top of that, they will need to pull the red stick that covers the entire fan off as well.