Saturday, April 12th 2008

XFX Intros Two GeForce 9 Series ''Black Edition'' Video Cards

XFX is widening its NVIDIA graphics card line-up with the introduction of two "Black labeled" GeForce 9 series cards. Available in limited numbers the G92 products include XFX GeForce 9800 GX2 1.0GB DDR3 Black Edition (PV-T98U-ZHB9) overclocked to 700MHz/1700MHz/2.1GHz core/shader/memory clocks and XFX GeForce 9800 GTX 512MB DDR3 Black Edition (PV-T98F-YDB4) with factory clock speeds of 760MHz/1900MHz/2.28GHz for the core, shaders and memory clock speeds. Both cards will come bundled with Ubisoft's Assassin's Creed game.

Source: XFX Force
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29 Comments on XFX Intros Two GeForce 9 Series ''Black Edition'' Video Cards

#1
EviLZeD
wow they look very sleek
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#2
Animalpak
Black means serious and bad, awesome design !
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#3
PrudentPrincess
by: EviLZeD
wow they look very sleek
That's how XFX sells video cards.
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#4
cdawall
where the hell are my stars
they should sell a GX2 with GTX clocks on it :p and make a cool name for it
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#5
Solaris17
Creator Solaris Utility DVD
man playhard indeed
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#6
webwizard
Just when you make your mind up to buy the first XFX 9800GTX these come out.
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trt740
by: malware
XFX is widening its NVIDIA graphics card line-up with the introduction of two "Black labeled" GeForce 9 series cards. Available in limited numbers the G92 products include XFX GeForce 9800 GX2 1.0GB DDR3 Black Edition (PV-T98U-ZHB9) overclocked to 700MHz/1700MHz/2.1GHz core/shader/memory clocks and XFX GeForce 9800 GTX 512MB DDR3 Black Edition (PV-T98F-YDB4) with factory clock speeds of 760MHz/1900MHz/2.28GHz for the core, shaders and memory clock speeds. Both cards will come bundled with Ubisoft's Assassin's Creed game.



Source: XFX Force
total gimick my 8800gts will surpass those speeds and cost 120.00 less and my card is black. Im taking the saving and buying a better cooler which will let me match a overclocked to the max gtx, and I will still save 50.00 plus have silent cooling (thermalright gt). The gtx is a waste until the gts are all gone.
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#8
newtekie1
Semi-Retired Folder
Very sleek looking, I like em. I can't wait for my 9800GTX to come in from my step-up.

by: trt740
total gimick my 8800gts will surpass those speeds and cost 120.00 less and my card is black. Im taking the saving and buying a better cooler which will let me match a overclocked to the max gtx, and I will still save 50.00 plus have silent cooling (thermalright gt). The gtx is a waste until the gts are all gone.
Then you are lucky, my 8800GTS 512 won't hit those speeds. The max stable clocks on mine are 756/1890/2200 without volt-mods. Since this is clocked higher than those by default it should have headroom for overclocking.
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#9
trt740
by: newtekie1
Very sleek looking, I like em. I can't wait for my 9800GTX to come in from my step-up.



Then you are lucky, my 8800GTS 512 won't hit those speeds. The max stable clocks on mine are 756/1890/2200 without volt-mods. Since this is clocked higher than those by default it should have headroom for overclocking.
if you buy a better cooler for 40.00 it will. That will still save you money. Plus currently your 4 mhz core 10 mhz shaders 80 mhz memory slower than this GTX why would want to buy it? That won't equal 2 frames. Your card is matching it now. Yes it will overclock more but so will yours with a better cooler.
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#10
Megasty
I just had to get the purple one & I always wanted a nice all black sleek card too :cry:
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#11
MKmods
Case Mod Guru
Thanks XFX for LISTENING to us!

Now hurry and get them in the stores so I can get a pair.

(Black is beautiful baby)
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#12
NashXda
Marketing Gimmick thats wat i have to say .
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#14
MikeJeng
DANG!


Too bad I just bought the green vomit GTX from EVGA.

I would have really wanted this.
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#15
tkpenalty
*Tkpenalty sighs*

Why are you guys so weak minded to marketing...?
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#16
trt740
If this card were say 260 ish then I would get it over a 8800 gts at current prices but when you can get a 8800 gts (with a black cooler)http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127325 for 199.00 after a rebate with a game ; the 9800 gtx makes zero sense at 299.00 after a rebate. All this card is is a 8800 gts with a slightly better power system, with almost no performance gains, that runs 3x sli. It is not worth the 100.00 in price difference.
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#17
tkpenalty
by: trt740
If this card were say 260 ish then I would get it over a 8800 gts at current prices but when you can get a 8800 gts (with a black cooler)http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127325 for 199.00 after a rebate with a game ; the 9800 gtx makes zero sense at 299.00 after a rebate. All this card is is a 8800 gts with a slightly better power system, with almost no performance gains, that runs 3x sli. It is not worth the 100.00 in price difference.
And a cooler that seems to be crappier.
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#18
1c3d0g
by: MikeJeng
DANG!


Too bad I just bought the green vomit GTX from EVGA.

I would have really wanted this.
My arms are wide open to receive your GTX if it's no use to you. :shadedshu

I don't understand you people. You just bought the fastest card, yet you still complain about everything. Guess what? No amount of features, colors, HSF, or other stuff will "make it right", there's no pleasing for people like you. Something will always be "wrong" with your card, or whatever else you bought. Wouldn't it be better to be grateful for what you DO have? Hmm?!? Gheeez... :rolleyes:
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#19
webwizard
Ever since card makers have been coming out with multiple editions of the same card seems like they are creating a lot of buyers remorse.
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#20
Pinchy
Thats why you buy a card and ignore everything that comes out till your next upgrade :D
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#21
MKmods
Case Mod Guru
by: 1c3d0g
My arms are wide open to receive your GTX if it's no use to you. :shadedshu

I don't understand you people. You just bought the fastest card, yet you still complain about everything. Guess what? No amount of features, colors, HSF, or other stuff will "make it right", there's no pleasing for people like you. Something will always be "wrong" with your card, or whatever else you bought. Wouldn't it be better to be grateful for what you DO have? Hmm?!? Gheeez... :rolleyes:
that just goes to show how well marketers have done their jobs..

For me I was happy as a little clam with my 8600Gts in SLI. (no extra power,ran cool played games just fine)

Than I went to a 8800GT(benched a bit better but games were the same to me)

Than I got another 8800GT for SLI (looked cool and benched even higher, but again the games I played looked the same)

Yesterday I sold the 8800GTs and im considering 3 GTXs:eek:

SCORE

Marketers--3
markkleb--0
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#22
GSG-9
Yeah...its not a marketing gimmick. all that says to me is at one point the said person believed there was a significant performance difference between cards with the same core and then realized there was not recently and feels the need to insult the creator. Just like any other card the xfx is not going to get you any farther than a different 9800, there all gimmicks not just the xfx. If you buy this card its because your making your rig look as kick ass as it performs. Thats what xfx does.
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#23
1c3d0g
MKMods: damn...you've got some serious cash to spend on parts. :wtf: I would've been extremely happy with just a 9600 GT.
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#24
MKmods
Case Mod Guru
I am sooooo poor...and the funny part also is Im no big gamer.

but my work gets a lot of attention and others have suggested to start to aim for "over the top"

Honestly 3 cards or 4 is just to look cool. 1 good card will be fine for 99% of gamers.
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#25
erocker
by: MKmods
Honestly 3 cards or 4 is just to look cool.
Hehe.:o I admit it.:cool: Though, I didn't buy them all at once. I am poor now too.:toast:
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