Results 1 to 11 of 11

Thread: Reviews - XFX 9600 GSO XXX - mid-range monster or crippled competitor?

  1. #1
    HEXUS.admin
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Posts
    28,905
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    1,865 times in 638 posts

    Reviews - XFX 9600 GSO XXX - mid-range monster or crippled competitor?

    XFX has taken NVIDIA's artificially-constrained GeForce 9600 GSO 384MB and untethered the beast with increased clock-speeds.

    Does it prove to be a mid-range monster or merely a crippled competitor?

    Read on to find out.
    Read more.

  2. #2
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Location
    South East
    Posts
    853
    Thanks
    10
    Thanked
    8 times in 7 posts

    Re: Reviews - XFX 9600 GSO XXX - mid-range monster or crippled competitor?

    Not that I claim to have read every page (When will Hexus introduce the whole document on ONE page like Anandtech - makes for less page flipping) but no mention of Power Consumption. I believe ATI gives NVidia a serious whupping in that department. Does this require PCI-E power connector (4670 does not) ???

    Was that missed from the review (like I said, not gonna page flip so many pages!) ??

  3. #3
    Team HEXUS.net
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Posts
    1,327
    Thanks
    60
    Thanked
    343 times in 188 posts

    Re: Reviews - XFX 9600 GSO XXX - mid-range monster or crippled competitor?

    So many pages? There are only 11.

    Power-draw numbers were covered in a previous review, and you can find it at the following link:

    http://www.hexus.net/content/item.ph...=15393&page=14

    It sits somewhere between a Radeon HD 4670 and HD 3850.

  4. #4
    Registered+
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    manchester
    Posts
    44
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    1 time in 1 post
    • Hunkulus's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus p5q-e
      • CPU:
      • intel q9550@3.4ghz
      • Memory:
      • 2x2g Corsair Dominator @ 1066mhz
      • Storage:
      • 2x250g seagate barracuda raid 1
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Sapphire Vapor-X RADEON 4890
      • PSU:
      • Coolermaster 700w Silent Pro
      • Case:
      • coolermaster dominator 690 windowed
      • Operating System:
      • vista ultimate
      • Monitor(s):
      • 22" lg flatron and 17" lcd
      • Internet:
      • 8meg BT

    Re: Reviews - XFX 9600 GSO XXX - mid-range monster or crippled competitor?

    1 vote for CRIPPLE

  5. #5
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Posts
    2
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    0 times in 0 posts

    Re: Reviews - XFX 9600 GSO XXX - mid-range monster or crippled competitor?

    I have just been the unlucky owner of an XFX 7900 GT XXX. It failed after 2 years and 2 months and XFX told me 'tough cheese' . I would strongly not recommend buying factory overclocked video cards.

  6. #6
    HEXUS.social member Agent's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    Internet
    Posts
    19,158
    Thanks
    732
    Thanked
    1,604 times in 1,043 posts

    Re: Reviews - XFX 9600 GSO XXX - mid-range monster or crippled competitor?

    Quote Originally Posted by Methanoid View Post
    Not that I claim to have read every page (When will Hexus introduce the whole document on ONE page like Anandtech - makes for less page flipping)
    Its been there for years

    Click the "printer friendly layout". You'll get a page without any of the fancy stuff, all as one. I use it all the time
    Quote Originally Posted by Saracen View Post
    And by trying to force me to like small pants, they've alienated me.

  7. #7
    HEXUS.social member Agent's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    Internet
    Posts
    19,158
    Thanks
    732
    Thanked
    1,604 times in 1,043 posts

    Re: Reviews - XFX 9600 GSO XXX - mid-range monster or crippled competitor?

    Quote Originally Posted by aldo View Post
    I have just been the unlucky owner of an XFX 7900 GT XXX. It failed after 2 years and 2 months and XFX told me 'tough cheese' . I would strongly not recommend buying factory overclocked video cards.
    You're lucky it lasted 2 years. Both of mine died within a few weeks....although in hindsight thats a good thing.

    The failure rate for XFX cards is shocking
    Quote Originally Posted by Saracen View Post
    And by trying to force me to like small pants, they've alienated me.

  8. #8
    Team HEXUS.net
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Posts
    1,327
    Thanks
    60
    Thanked
    343 times in 188 posts

    Re: Reviews - XFX 9600 GSO XXX - mid-range monster or crippled competitor?

    Quote Originally Posted by Agent View Post
    You're lucky it lasted 2 years. Both of mine died within a few weeks....although in hindsight thats a good thing.

    The failure rate for XFX cards is shocking
    This is interesting. Anyone else have XXX Edition cards die on them?

  9. #9
    HEXUS.social member Agent's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    Internet
    Posts
    19,158
    Thanks
    732
    Thanked
    1,604 times in 1,043 posts

    Re: Reviews - XFX 9600 GSO XXX - mid-range monster or crippled competitor?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tarinder View Post
    This is interesting. Anyone else have XXX Edition cards die on them?
    Have a search in the scan forum - many people have has issues sadly . The 7XXX range from XFX was renowned for failing though, even their non OC'ed cards.

    I can't speak for their newer models as I wouldn't buy from them again. More so when the one card that Scan RMA'ed back to them took over 2 weeks to get back to me (it had to go to XFX for repair). To put the icing on the cake, XFX took out all the bundled disks and DVI adaptors when sending it back.
    Quote Originally Posted by Saracen View Post
    And by trying to force me to like small pants, they've alienated me.

  10. #10
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Location
    South East
    Posts
    853
    Thanks
    10
    Thanked
    8 times in 7 posts

    Re: Reviews - XFX 9600 GSO XXX - mid-range monster or crippled competitor?

    Quote Originally Posted by Agent View Post
    Its been there for years

    Click the "printer friendly layout". You'll get a page without any of the fancy stuff, all as one. I use it all the time
    Ah, missed it.. same as Anandtech then.. except this one takes you to Signup for Trust

  11. #11
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Posts
    2
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    0 times in 0 posts

    Re: Reviews - XFX 9600 GSO XXX - mid-range monster or crippled competitor?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tarinder View Post
    This is interesting. Anyone else have XXX Edition cards die on them?
    Further on my experience with the 7900 GT XXX, on reflection I now realise that the card had been failing for several months before it actually was unusable with diagonal lines and solid blocks of colour flickering whilst playing games. I had put this down to the demands of the game being excessive. There were also a number of pixels of fixed colours which I put down to the kids damaging the lcd with their ball games. These pixels would create a trail of colours when your dragged a window across the screen. I have never had a graphics card fail on me so this was all new. So I guess the moral of the story is don't wait till the letters in the words in your bios are spelled incorrectly and parts of windows do not appear before applying for warranty as happened to me.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •