Wednesday, May 16th 2007

XFX Ordered to Stop Selling 8600GT Retail Package

The Munich's district court has ordered graphics cards retailer XFX to stop selling retail packages of its 8600GT product, which tricky illustrates the logo of XFX's German competitor eVGA. XFX, a division of Pine, has included on the retail box of their GeForce 8600 GT graphics card a drooling dog. Although XFX fans being familiar with this XFX illustration would not find anything strange on it, a closer look at the dog's teeth unveils that the dog is actually drooling over eVGA, as you can see at the picture below. The specific retail packages were available in German shops and eVGA's reaction came today. XFX received a preliminary injunction from the Munich district court, ordering XFX to stop selling the specific 8600GT retail box with the eVGA logo on it. eVGA applied for a compensation of €250,000 from XFX.

Source: CdrInfo,Legit Reviews
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34 Comments on XFX Ordered to Stop Selling 8600GT Retail Package

#2
Mussels
Moderprator
bahahaha. oh my, did they actually steal teh Evga dog, or was that logo thrown in as some kind of weird joke?
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#3
ex_reven
XFX probably deserves it for being so unsportsmanly.

But I think eVGA asking for compensation is a bit stupid, XFX would lose enough money from the product being pulled...
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#4
Wile E
Power User
Who's to say those aren't the initials of the artist. My best friend hides his initials in his artwork like that. But it is unlikely, and still a funny issue. If anything, it's free advertising for eVGA. lol
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#5
BXtreme
:roll: XFX made a mistake! thats a rare case...
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#6
Mussels
Moderprator
hey i made it into your quote wile e!

and yes, this is freaking hilarious. whats next, ATI dogs urinating Nvidia logos?
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#7
tkpenalty
lol... Arent XFX and EVGA meant to be friends?
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#8
mandelore
by: Mussels
hey i made it into your quote wile e!

and yes, this is freaking hilarious. whats next, ATI dogs urinating Nvidia logos?
I dont think ATI could afford being sued :p
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#9
Pinchy
*ATi release a product with that nVidia mermaid thing on the front*

:p
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#10
HookeyStreet
Eat, sleep, game!
Someones getting fired at XFX :roll:
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#11
pt
not a suicide-bomber
by: Pinchy
*ATi release a product with that nVidia mermaid thing on the front*

:p
the mermaid getting punched by ruby :p :p

:nutkick:
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#12
Mussels
Moderprator
i couldnt help myself

edit: and i just realised he's talking out his nose. oh well.
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#13
Easy Rhino
Linux Advocate
by: Wile E
Who's to say those aren't the initials of the artist. My best friend hides his initials in his artwork like that. But it is unlikely, and still a funny issue. If anything, it's free advertising for eVGA. lol
who would have the initials 'EVGA' ????

Edward Vegas Gandalf Assface???
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#14
theonetruewill
by: Easy Rhino


Edward Vegas Gandalf Assface???
You called me?
lol
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#15
Wile E
Power User
I dunno. It was brought as a what if scenario anyway. I wasn't much serious. (should've put more effort into making that obvious, type doesn't convey intentions well. lol)

But aside from that, what's so unusual about 4 initials? What about Tolkien? J.R.R.T.
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#16
Kreij
Senior Monkey Moderator
I think that it is a bit girlie-like that eVGA wants compensation. eVGA's CEO should have just called XFX's CEO and told him to prepare for the next eVGA box art :D

I honestly doubt that eVGA will lose any sales over this.
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#17
d44ve
hell, if I had to make a choice between the two with same card.... I would should XFX just because that shht is funny and at least someone has a since of humor
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#18
GJSNeptune
Why can't eVGA do something like that? Creativity (and humor) should be commended, not punished.
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#19
Mussels
Moderprator
well you arent allowed to use another businesses name without permission...

but yeah this is just weird. cant wait to hear why this was even done in teh first place.
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#20
Easy Rhino
Linux Advocate
by: theonetruewill
You called me?
lol
:roll: *FALLS OVER AND DIES* :roll:
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#21
Paulieg
The Mad Moderator
This is freakin hilarious. I think it's just a creative dig. I like to see companies do this.
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#22
DaMulta
My stars went supernova
I wonder if XFX loled at this too.

LOL
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#23
magibeg
I think someone might get fired for that little joke. Also makes me wonder how pepsi was able to have coke employees in their commercials
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#24
hat
Maximum Overclocker
This is full of lols
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#25
Solaris17
Creator Solaris Utility DVD
by: pt
the mermaid getting punched by ruby :p :p

:nutkick:
ooo a catfight in the mud that would be sick
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