XFX GeForce 9800 GTX+ Black Edition 512MB video card review
8 November 2008
Conclusion: Taking a look at NVIDIA's GeForce 9800 GTX+ (and by extension XFX's Black Edition take on this part) in isolation, what you have is a very solid piece of hardware in terms of both performance and functionality. I'm sure most of you reading this already know well what G92 is capable of, and its 55 nanometre G92b refresh brings a cooler, smaller and higher clocked part to the table which finds itself capable of powering most titles at 1920x1200 with some level of...
Excerpt: When we looked at the 9800 GTX+ for the first time the other week, the ASUS TOP version did impress us to a degree. As mentioned in our review, the 9800 GTX+ is pretty much an overclocked 9800 GTX, while an overclocked 9800 GTX+ is just an extremely overclocked 9800 GTX.
Conclusion: The 9800GTX+ Black is a pretty impressive card for the rather modest fee of £160. On some of the tests, it pulls level with the 4870 x2 and beats it a couple of times on certain settings, which is excellent for a card that costs around half of what the 4870 does. It’s not the best looking card around but it’s ok and it’s pretty quiet; while it doesn’t stand out as anything ground breaking, it definitely ticks most of the boxes. Hell, you get a copy of Far Cry 2 as well.
Pros: Great bang for buck, Nice and quiet, Bundled game
Summary: El sector denominado "mainstream" se encuentra sumamente favorecido con este producto de NVIDIA, ya que el hecho de haber migrado a 55nm trajo consigo mejoras en lo que a performance por watt respecta. Ahora bien, como notaron, las 9800GTX+ son lógicamente superiores a las "antiguas" GTX, y en casi todos los casos superiores a su rival directa la ATI HD4850.