Some manufacturers have stuck with the larger boxes that video cards used to have but recently Sapphire has focused on smaller boxes in most situations including the Nitro RX480 last year. So you can imagine my surprise when the Nitro RX580 came in this time around in a larger box similar to what Asus and MSI use. On a closer inspection though I did notice the Limited Edition designation and a note about this one coming with an extra set of fans, explaining the larger box. While I prefer a photo of the card on the cover any day to artwork, the Nitro robot on the cover here does look good, especially with that blue background and lights. Beyond that it has the Radeon RX580 branding, the Sapphire Nitro+ branding up in the top right corner, then a list of four features down along the bottom. The blue theme wraps around to the back where there is a small photo of the card. Beyond that, there is a basic specification list avoiding things like clock speeds and a feature list that runs through a few of the features like the extra blue LED fans, dual ball bearing fans, RGB LED indicators and many more features.
Inside when I opened everything up there is a foam panel across the top then the card was the next thing that greeted me. It comes in a foam cutout for protection. My sample didn’t have an anti-static bag around it, I’m not sure if this was because it was a pre-launch sample or if that is the plan going forward.
Then for accessories and documentation, you get a few things. You get an installation guide and a warranty card. There is a driver disc but I always recommend getting the latest driver online. Then there was a big box up under everything with the two fans inside in their own plastic clamshell cases.