XFX's marketing dept. has always found a way to go about things a bit differently in order to attract more attention, sometimes bringing on a few giggles as well. There's certainly no exception here with the release of their latest NVIDIA based graphics card; the XFX GeForce 9600GT. I'll allow the advertisement to speak for itself.
Their 'true wonder child' of graphics cards has popped out of the oven with a stock clocked core speed of 650 MHz, with Extreme and XXX editions of the card pushing this to 680 MHz and 700 MHz for the respective models. Memory wise, the stock variant runs at the usual 1.8GHz whilst the Extreme edition takes a bump up to 1.9 GHz and the XXX edition to 2.0 GHz.
Australia, February 21, 2008 - The XFX GeForce® 9600 GT is a true wonder child, derived from next-generation GeForce graphics with PureVideo® HD technology enabling HD DVD and Blu-ray video playback with brilliant clarity. Best of all, this baby is impressively affordable.
The first born in the highly anticipated 9-series, the XFX GeForce 9600 GT pushes the gaming experience to new heights with up to 90 percent greater performance than any GeForce card in its class. This prodigal child gives a huge value for its price. The immersive entertainment experience is the powerful product of full Microsoft® DirectX® 10 support, NVIDIA®'s Quantum Effects technology, Lumenex engine as well as Unified Architecture, ensuring that this amazing new card can play the hottest games with jaw-dropping speed.