Legit Video Card Reviews
XFX 8600GT and 8600 GTS XXX Edition Video Cards
|Product:||XFX 8600GT and 8600 GTS XXX Edition Video Cards|
|Date:||Tue, Apr 17, 2007 - 12:00 AM|
|Written By:||Brian Wallace -|
The Video Card Bundles & Warranty
The bundle on the XFX GeForce 8600 GTS XXX Edition (Model Number PV-T84G-UDD) comes with the driver CD, manual, S-Video cable, DVI-VGA adapter, 4-pin molex to 6-pin PCIe power adapter and a full retail version of the game Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter. The bundle is pretty standard, but it would be nice to see XFX update the game that is bundled with the 8600 GTS as nearly a year old now and since many will be upgrading GeForce 7 series cards to get DirectX 10 support they may end up with two copies of the game. The XFX GeForce 8600 GT XXX Edition comes with all of the above, but is missing the game.
XFX Warranty Changes:
It's also worth mentioning that XFX is changing the wording on their double lifetime warranty. FX understands that today’s enthusiast gamers are interested in trying to maximize the performance of all of their video card to give them that extra competitive advantage by improving cooling for example. Prior to today if a card was returned with an aftermarket heat sink it would have resulted in a warranty that was void.
XFX North America has revised its warranty policy to alleviate the concerns that enthusiasts may have against these efforts and as as long as the there is no physical damage on the graphics card or any original components are missing it will still be covered by XFX. The Double Lifetime Protection ensures that the coverage will be transferable to a second owner, which adds additional value for the XFX card.
These changes will cover all 6 series and higher XFX video cards effective today. We applaud XFX's choice to warranty cards that have no physical damage and that have all the original components on it. This means that people can RMA cards that have had water blocks, newer heat sinks, or ram sinks on the memory IC's without question as long as the card is not damaged.
Next Page - The Test System
Page 1 - The Mainstream DX10 Graphics Cards Finally Arrive
Page 2 - The Second Generation Pure Video HD Engine
Page 3 - The XFX 8600 GT XXX Edition
Page 4 - The XFX 8600 GTS XXX Edition
Page 5 - The Video Card Bundles & Warranty
Page 6 - The Test System
Page 7 - Company of Heroes
Page 8 - F.E.A.R.
Page 9 - Rainbox Six: Vegas
Page 10 - Tomb Raider: Legend
Page 11 - X3: Reunion
Page 12 - Marvel: Ultimate Alliance
Page 13 - 3D Mark 2006
Page 14 - Overclocking
Page 15 - Power Consumption
Page 16 - Final Thoughts and Conclusions