XFX 9800GTX Plus Black Edition Review :: XFX GeForce 9800GTX+ Black Edition Card

11-13-2008 · Category: Hardware - Video Cards

By Doc Overclock

In many ways the GeForce 9800GTX+ Black Edition card is a slightly modified 9800GTX card as they look identical at first glance. The card uses the same cooler as the XXX from XFX but has a black heatsink instead of the blue color that card had. XFX's card has the wheel that's on their box cover as well as the GeForce 9800GTX+ logo.


XFX 9800GTX Plus Black Edition Review Logo

Logo

XFX 9800GTX Plus Black Edition Review Fan

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XFX 9800GTX Plus Black Edition Review Card

Card

XFX 9800GTX Plus Black Edition Review Card back

Card back


The 9800GTX+ BE has two 6-pin power connectors on the top of the card. This is the same configuration as other 9800GTX cards. The card is also a 2-slot card, meaning that a PCI Express and an open adjacent slot are required to install this card into a computer. The top of the card also has two SLI bridges that are required to run this card in Tri-SLI.


XFX 9800GTX Plus Black Edition Review SLI Bridge

SLI Bridge

XFX 9800GTX Plus Black Edition Review power connectors

power connectors

XFX 9800GTX Plus Black Edition Review NVIDIA Part number

NVIDIA Part number

XFX 9800GTX Plus Black Edition Review PCI Express

PCI Express


The IO of video cards has changed little in the last few years. XFX decided to outfit the IO of this card with two Dual-Link DVI connections and a TV-Out connection. You can of course run two Digital LCD monitors with these adapters and attach two HDMI monitors with adapters to this card to run HDMI displays. Two analog monitors can also be run on this card if you use analog adapters. The rear of the card has the mounting bracket for the graphics chip, RoHS stickers, part number stickers and Patent stickers.


XFX 9800GTX Plus Black Edition Review
XFX 9800GTX Plus Black Edition Review Reverse

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XFX 9800GTX Plus Black Edition Review IO

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