XFX 9800 GTX Black Edition 512mb

Unreal Tounament 3 and Crysis

Unreal Tournament 3

I have included UT3, even though it is another UE3 game as it is a fast, frantic and furious multi player mash-up experience. Using advanced DirectX 9.0c features, the Unreal Engine looks fantastic and runs on almost all half-decent modern GPU's making it an ideal all-round test.
The XFX 9800 GTX Black Edition performed very nicely again in UT3, although I think all of the cards here can quite easily cope with that engine right now.

Crysis has to be our most challenging benchmark to date. Running under Windows Vista and using DirectX 10 path, the single GPU cards are running at 1680 x 1050 with "High" set in-game. The multi GPU setups are all set at 1920 x 1200, on both "high" and "Very High" in game.
Crysis was definitely the most marked improvement for the 9800 GTX Black Edition. The average FPS was superior to the other cards tested and it definately a more enjoyable experience playing the game with the new XFX card.
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Most Recent Comments

12-05-2008, 14:46:19

good review

and nice card

summet that the people with the money, and wanting performance must have then...Quote

12-05-2008, 14:58:37

And the people wanting to have overclocked, hand picked GPU's backed up by an excellent warranty and support packageQuote

12-05-2008, 15:23:13

Originally Posted by name='Kempez'
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.Quote

13-05-2008, 02:33:47

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!'


13-05-2008, 06:14:36

The COD4 results seem strange to me i get basicly the same if not better results on my 320mb 8800 GTS!Quote

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