Wednesday, January 28th 2009

XFX Preparing GeForce 9400 GT Fatal1ty Edition

The GeForce 9400 GT graphics processor was originally conceived by the company to serve as an upgrade over the IGP, to provide multi-head HD video connectivity, video acceleration and a reasonable bit of GPU acceleration for CUDA-driven applications. It facilitates only some very casual gaming at low settings. XFX however, is looking to give it a gamer feel with a new Fatal1ty-branded SKU. Brand Fatal1ty represents a range of gamer-oriented hardware carrying the brand-marks of one of the most successful and popular professional gamers of our time: Johnathan "Fatal1ty" Wendel.

The XFX GeForce 9400 GT Fatal1ty takes on the same XFX-design and adds Fatal1ty branding. Featuring 512 MB of DDR2 memory, this card uses clock speeds of 550 MHz core and 800 MHz memory. The features are pretty standard: 16 stream processors, a 128-bit wide DDR2 memory bus, DVI and D-Sub connectors for output, and a low-profile PCB design that makes it slim form-factor friendly. The product will be announced shortly, so we could know its price.

Source: Donanim Haber
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51 Comments on XFX Preparing GeForce 9400 GT Fatal1ty Edition

#1
ajzustra
newtekie1 said:
It isn't like this is anything new, the Fatal1ty branding has been used on low end cards for several generations. There was a 6200 Fatal1ty cards, a 7300 Fatal1ty card, and an 8400 fatality card.

It is pretty much the gimmick used to attract buyers to these low end cards.
I agree!

yeah I am one of the idiots buying 9600 nvidia card just because of the price. LOL. it's not like we are playing 10 different video games on our machine. So doesn't bother me it has low quality use. Besides 50fps is better than 15 on what most of the low end cards are starting out these days with the games. just a matter what people want and how they are using these graphics cards. some may want the super graphics vs these low end cards.
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#2
u2konline
I would buy if i was into PCIE. :)
looks cool, but the specs are the same as the rest of the 9400gts
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#3
flyin15sec
Gawd DAMN! Now I can finish up my Fatal1ty BUILD!

Case: Zalman FC-ZE1
Motherboard: ABIT Fatal1ty FP-IN9 650i
Memory: OCZ Fatal1ty PC6400
CPU Cooler: Zalman Fatal1ty FS-C77
PSU : OCZ Fatal1ty 700W
GPU Coolers: Zalman Fatal1ty FS V7
Video Card(s): XFX Fatal1ty 9400GT in SLI
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#4
FordGT90Concept
"I go fast!1!11!1!"
I wouldn't buy it first and foremost because it's a 9400 GT; second reason is it being an XFX (eVGA has better HSFs and warranty); and thridly because it is a Fatal1ty product.

Fatal1ty means two things:
1) You'll pay extra in royalties to go to Wendel's retirement fund.
2) You are receiving a product that isn't worthy of the quality trademark of the manufacturer (like Platinum for MSI). That is, the same companies offer something better for about the same price.
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#5
newtekie1
Semi-Retired Folder
FordGT90Concept said:
eVGA has better HSFs and warranty
I don't know about the HSFs, but eVGA has pretty much been using stock HSFs since the 8800 series hit the market, with the exception of a few dual slot coolers that perform worse than the single slot stock coolers, and the stupid AKIMBO cooler which by the time you paide the markup for the AKIMBO edition card you might as well just buy a stock card and add a better aftermarket HSF. And their warranty is definitely not any better. In fact XFX's warranty is better, as it is transferrable once.
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#7
FordGT90Concept
"I go fast!1!11!1!"
I admit, I'm out of the loop. I hadn't looked at video cards for over a year. XFX were getting miserable reviews about failed fans, loud fans, crappy overclocking potential on stock HSF, etc. I went eVGA and never looked back. Things have obviously changed since then but I'm still not inclined to buy an XFX especially when there is nothing to complain about with eVGA.
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#8
newtekie1
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Yeah, XFX released a really crappy cooler on the 8800GS, it was loud and ran at 100% non-stop. They used it on their low end 8800GT also. They learned their lesson after that.
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#9
PCpraiser100
I rather go for Fatal1ty +1 cards, THEY ROCK!:roll:
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#10
u2konline
flyin15sec said:
Gawd DAMN! Now I can finish up my Fatal1ty BUILD!

Case: Zalman FC-ZE1
Motherboard: ABIT Fatal1ty FP-IN9 650i
Memory: OCZ Fatal1ty PC6400
CPU Cooler: Zalman Fatal1ty FS-C77
PSU : OCZ Fatal1ty 700W
GPU Coolers: Zalman Fatal1ty FS V7
Video Card(s): XFX Fatal1ty 9400GT in SLI
Nice :rockout: , 2 9400gt's should do the job well!
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#11
ChiSox
Best Buy shotty upgrade!!

I can see this as an easy up-sale to any family with kids buying a new comp, I can hear the geeks now..."Ohh yeah Fatal1ty is the best gamer alive, if you wanna play like him and the games he played 6 years ago at top speeds buy this card. It will run Halo at 40 fps at 1024x768 resolutions and give you a 3.9 in vista aero a great upgrade for 89.99 and are Geek Squad will install for only $29.99 but I also recommend our B.S. blah blah B.S."

I'll be at Best Buy the day it releases cause I gotta get it, I want to break the 3dmark record.

It really is a bummer this isnt Sli Capable or it would really fly in 3dmark and probably score 6500+ with C2D sux we can't try it out. Just have to bench one of them

XFX isnt that bad(I own 780i + 2 8800gt's) but this is BAD!!!
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#12
Altered
flyin15sec said:
Gawd DAMN! Now I can finish up my Fatal1ty BUILD!

Case: Zalman FC-ZE1
Motherboard: ABIT Fatal1ty FP-IN9 650i
Memory: OCZ Fatal1ty PC6400
CPU Cooler: Zalman Fatal1ty FS-C77
PSU : OCZ Fatal1ty 700W
GPU Coolers: Zalman Fatal1ty FS V7
Video Card(s): XFX Fatal1ty 9400GT in SLI
You forgot these

Fatal1ty Gaming Headset
Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty or
Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremeGamer Fatal1ty
Creative Fatal1ty 1010 Mouse or
Creative OMCT1S Fatal1ty 2020 Laser Mouse
CREATIVE LABS fatality gaming keyboard

:roll:
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#13
pentastar111
Altered said:
You forgot these

Fatal1ty Gaming Headset
Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty or
Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremeGamer Fatal1ty
Creative Fatal1ty 1010 Mouse or
Creative OMCT1S Fatal1ty 2020 Laser Mouse
CREATIVE LABS fatality gaming keyboard

:roll:
funny stuff...:laugh:, But seriously, if your gonna play "minesweeper", or "solitaire" this card should be fine.:toast:
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#14
ShadowFold
u2konline said:
Nice :rockout: , 2 9400gt's should do the job well!
No, it really wouldn't. For the same price as them you can get an HD 4850.
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#15
DrPepper
The Doctor is in the house
u2konline said:
Nice :rockout: , 2 9400gt's should do the job well!
No they wouldn't there not even sli capable.
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#16
u2konline
He said Video Card(s): XFX Fatal1ty 9400GT in SLI?
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#17
newtekie1
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DrPepper said:
No they wouldn't there not even sli capable.
Yes, they are SLi capable.
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#18
kaskuli
Wish they'd get rid of the VGA out...
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#20
DrPepper
The Doctor is in the house
How can they be sli capable without a connector :confused:
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#21
Mussels
Moderprator
hey guys i have this fatality toilet paper for sale. its guaranteed to make you more awesome and leet, for only $5 USD per sheet.


any takers?

P.S - the 'red stripes' edition costs $7.50 USD and will be released laster this year. Its also guaranteed to go 50% faster than the plain white model.

P.P.S: refurbished/second hand sheets are available upon request - just for the cost of shipping!
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#22
DrPepper
The Doctor is in the house
Mussels said:
hey guys i have this fatality toilet paper for sale. its guaranteed to make you more awesome and leet, for only $5 USD per sheet.


any takers?

P.S - the 'red stripes' edition costs $7.50 USD and will be released laster this year. Its also guaranteed to go 50% faster than the plain white model.

P.P.S: refurbished/second hand sheets are available upon request - just for the cost of shipping!
How much is the toilet paper with his face on it :cool:
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#23
Mussels
Moderprator
DrPepper said:
How much is the toilet paper with his face on it :cool:
thats the special superduper leet edition*. $10 USD per sheet.

*special superduper leet edition rolls of fatality toilet paper may just be plain paper with smiley faces drawn on in crayon.
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#24
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
Fraud! You didn't mention warranty, return-policy and after-sales support :P
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#25
Mussels
Moderprator
btarunr said:
Fraud! You didn't mention warranty, return-policy and after-sales support :P
sorry all sales are final. you forgot to ask for pictures with my name in them before buying.


*runs away to mexico*


so lets get back on topic... bashing fatality. oh wait, we never left.
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