Excerpt: Overall, to say I am impressed with XFX's tweaked version of the 9800GTX+ would be an understatement. It handles all the recent games with relative ease all while under very tough image quality and resolution settings and all for a price of around US$189.
Conclusion: While it might not be the newest cutting edge GPU on the market the XFX 9800 GTX+ Black Edition still has some life in it. It held up in most of the testing we did well enough to satisfy your gaming needs in the current economic downturn.
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.
Conclusion: Reviewing the XFX 9800GTX presented us with a bit of a conundrum. If performance was our sole criteria this card would not have peaked the meter. While it performs on a par with the highest factory overclocked 8800GTS we have in our arsenal we’ll have to admit we were expecting better.
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.
Pros: Great bang for buck, Nice and quiet, Bundled game
Conclusion: Una cuestión curiosa, independiente al rendimiento obtenido “in-game” es que todos los juegos y Benchs que probamos se cargan de forma notoriamente más rápida en las tarjetas XFX con respecto a la ATI, en juegos como Company of Heroes el tiempo de carga que requiere para cargar un nivel es alrededor...
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.