I think these two are influenced by Creative's Voodoo 2 box which I feel was pushed harder than any other brand at the time and is pretty nostalgic for me even though I owned a different brand.
Wasn't this the ATI generation that had some many cards fail QA they would repurpose them as 9500s and if you were lucky you could flash your 9500 to an 9800 and it'd work at full speed?
I think part of the reason that boxes don't have crazy prerendered art anymore on them is that you just don't simply buy videocards from brick and mortar stores anymore, there is no need to visually stand out with your box since 99% of people buy computer parts online.
That was the hack that turned a cheap graphics card into the 9700 PRO which was the fastest card on the market. Good times.Wasn't this the ATI generation that had some many cards fail QA they would repurpose them as 9500s and if you were lucky you could flash your 9500 to an 9800 and it'd work at full speed?
Creative showed restraint with their Geforce 256 card.
Diamond was the main competition with Orchid on the first 3dfx cards and they had a similar style, but it was in 96/97 before the really weird stuff like Evil Commando became common. I don't really remember why Orchid was considered the best Voodoo 1 card.