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Old 12-05-08, 06:27 PM
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OC3D Review: XFX 9800 GTX Black Edition

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Old 12-05-08, 07:46 PM
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good review

and nice card

summet that the people with the money, and wanting performance must have then...
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Old 12-05-08, 07:58 PM
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And the people wanting to have overclocked, hand picked GPU's backed up by an excellent warranty and support package
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Old 12-05-08, 08:23 PM
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And the people wanting to have overclocked, hand picked GPU's backed up by an excellent warranty and support package
Yeah I`d go along with that tbh.

It`s a great review, and I have to be honest with ya`ll, my experiences of oc`ing the 8800GT alpha weren`t the best - and I don`t really put it down totally to the hardware, more the tools required to do it also.

I`d probably be more inclined, in the current climate (things can change of course) to get something above the reference clock and see what minimal % I can go higher than that.

Looking at the price, I don`t think it`s too bad. I can remember my card be around £225 on release.

Good stuff. Good single card imo.
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Old 13-05-08, 07:33 AM
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Nice in depth review Kempez. Strange results in FEAR Max fps lol.

Cue Hudson with his Alien motion tracker : 'It's reading right man look'...

Hicks : 'Well you're not reading it right!'

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Old 13-05-08, 11:14 AM
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The COD4 results seem strange to me i get basicly the same if not better results on my 320mb 8800 GTS!
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Old 13-05-08, 11:21 AM
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Alot can depend on the config settings, not just the res and AA/AF which affects fps..
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Old 13-05-08, 12:58 PM
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Agreed, but all cards were tested using the exact same hardware and tested three times so it's hard to argue with what I got. I did also re-test several games again to ensure accuracy

Sometimes you just get one or two results that seem a little odd, but I think generally the results show how fast the card is
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Old 13-05-08, 01:06 PM
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What weirds me out is when u goto the nVidia driver download thing and there`s a new one - and top of the list of fixes will be something like "9800 cards will now work better with Crysis" - wtf ?!?!
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Old 13-05-08, 01:29 PM
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It's not uncommon for developers and manufacturers to work together to improve game performance, that's what Nvidia pay all their coders for
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