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Although it has been less than two months since the launch of NVIDIA's G92-based GeForce 9800 GTX 512MB and GeForce 9800 GX2 1GB cards, the retail market has been flooded with competitively priced stock GeForce 9800 GTX and GeForce 9800 GX2, as well as overclocked editions of both cards as various manufacturers attempt to out-do each other be it in pricing or in performance.

What we have in our labs are XFX's most coveted and nimble graphics cards, the XFX GeForce 9800 GTX 512MB Black Edition and the XFX GeForce 9800 GX2 1GB Black Edition. The former clocks in at 760MHz (which is just a little shy of 100MHz faster than a stock card), while the latter clocks 700MHz (which is 100MHz over a stock GX2). According to XFX, only a limited number of these cards are produced, giving them a little more elite and rare status.

In addition to the speed boost, everyone is entitled to some exclusive Black Edition perks. Dedicated XFX LiveHelp is free by buying one of these macho men if you're a U.S. customer. Not to worry, customers from the rest of the world still get priority LiveHelp.




Both the XFX GeForce 9800 GTX 512MB Black Edition and the XFX GeForce 9800 GX2 1GB Black Edition come in black boxes. The layout is the same as that of the non-Blacks, but we have totally redesigned graphics for the Black Editions' packaging.

It's pretty neat, with the model number and key information on the front, while the back contains a short summary of the graphics card.

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post #2 of 9
Those are some pretty nice speeds on the 9800. Wonder what it will oc to.
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post #3 of 9
Throw me a price so I can laugh.
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9800gtx looks FTW. More SPs pleasy.
Estimated price?
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the GTX has been on newegg for about a week
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...lack%2bedition
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With an unlocked multi?

Lol, just joking.

I'm not a huge fan of special edition overclocked cards. Anybody with a diskette drive and decent OC skills can get a way higher overclock and flash it for a few dollars less. Of course, you don't get the special edition heatsink, but hey, real men use aftermarket coolers anyways.
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^Lol i guess they look cool, but you could always OC yourself for less $.
    
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With all the overclocked versions of the GTX and GX2, i'm still surprised at how low they are clocked compard to the average overclocker. I mean the GTX can do 800Mhz Core, and the GX2 is known to do 750Mhz Core on average.
 
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lol @ racism

j/k
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