XFX 9800 GTX Black Edition 512mb

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.