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XFX B***h Slaps EVGA on it Box?!?!?

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April 26, 2007 3:41:31 AM

I found this article on Guru3D about how on XFX's new 8600 GT box, they put a hidden EVGA logo in the drool of the dog on the cover.

Here are the details:
http://www.guru3d.com/newsitem.php?id=5218

You know, I have been thinking about a new card, but after seeing this - I think I am gonna get the XFX, if for no other reason that they got a sense of humor and some balls!! :lol: 

I mean, EVGA can only make this a pissing contest by doing something like this on one of thier boxes, but it was XFX who came up with it - so I guess they win the Ball's Award. :idea:

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April 26, 2007 3:59:47 AM

Looks fake to me.

And you've written 6800gt btw.
April 26, 2007 4:53:52 AM

how crafty...

but it's all bark and no bite if they dont offer something like evga's step-up program
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April 26, 2007 5:33:09 AM

food for dogs
April 26, 2007 5:42:19 AM

Well that could be just made up,or XFX is really looking to tie one on with EVGA.Bothe are great 3rd party card manufacturers,and both offer great warranty as well as customer support.I'd very much like to see how this turns out.LOL.

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April 26, 2007 5:33:18 PM

That image is on some of our boxes. I wouldn’t call this a "bitch slap" but more just poking fun with EVGA. There is no bad blood between our companies just having a little fun. I would not be surprised or offended if EVGA fired on back at us.


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April 26, 2007 5:47:17 PM

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Looks fake to me.

And you've written 6800gt btw.


Well, it seems real. I changes the it to 8600Gt - sorry drugs.

As far as bitch slap - well that's just me having fun.

Personally I think this is great, liven things up in the market - go XFX!!
April 26, 2007 10:19:28 PM

I can confirm it, i have a 8600gT xxx edition and i see the evga in the mouth. HAHAH this is funny.
April 26, 2007 10:38:11 PM

Nice one. :lol: 
April 26, 2007 10:59:14 PM

yep, just received my card today and its true :D 

I'd have to say that XFX owns EVGA in packaging and design, its almost as nice as ipod packaging
April 26, 2007 11:32:16 PM

How old are you, 10?
April 26, 2007 11:40:12 PM

Quote:
That image is on some of our boxes. I wouldn’t call this a "bitch slap" but more just poking fun with EVGA. There is no bad blood between our companies just having a little fun. I would not be surprised or offended if EVGA fired on back at us.


XFX Support


why would XFX do this anyways? they both respected brands.
April 27, 2007 12:13:15 AM

Quote:
That image is on some of our boxes. I wouldn’t call this a "bitch slap" but more just poking fun with EVGA. There is no bad blood between our companies just having a little fun. I would not be surprised or offended if EVGA fired on back at us.


XFX Support


why would XFX do this anyways? they both respected brands.
There´s no harm and it gets free media coverage. Unless they do something stupid it´s not even bad PR.
April 27, 2007 1:03:21 AM

Hopefully this will escalate into a price war...
April 27, 2007 1:38:19 AM

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Hopefully this will escalate into a price war...


I'm looking to buy a new video card, so hopefully it will escalate into a price war. I'd like a $500 card for $200.
April 27, 2007 1:39:55 AM

I think it's kinda funny. I have owned both EVGA and XFX cards, no complaints from me about either brands. I've had nothing but good experiences with both of them.
April 27, 2007 2:36:05 AM

ROFL,

I think it's great that companies put little stuff like that in, makes things more fun :) 
April 27, 2007 3:46:47 AM

I think its kind of stupid that its almost microscopic. Like if your gonna put ot there you might aswell have a lot of people see it instead of a few people who have nothing better to do but inspect video card boxes. 8O
June 10, 2007 2:35:58 PM

Quote:
That image is on some of our boxes. I wouldn’t call this a "bitch slap" but more just poking fun with EVGA. There is no bad blood between our companies just having a little fun. I would not be surprised or offended if EVGA fired on back at us.


XFX Support


Don't mean to dig up an old thread with oldish news, but it seems you were wrong...

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June 25, 2007 7:26:05 PM

Looks like the Germans can't take a Joke?

I can see how they are bloking this - it is not EVGA's registered trademark.

This stuff happens all the time. Look at the Quiznos ads that make fun of Subway. 8)

EVGA is acting like an uptight marketing company, definately makes me like XFX more and EVGA less.
June 26, 2007 4:53:19 AM

Yea, but Subway can't sue Quizno's for their "Wrong Way" ad, because despite the similarities, there is no concrete evidence tying "Wrong Way" to Subway.

The dog drool has EVGA in it, which is registered to EVGA.
June 26, 2007 5:34:43 AM

Thats pretty appalling for EVGA to do that I was gonna get and EVGA 8600GT and use the step up program in case 256bit 8600's came out but not XFX all the way*

*the XFX is only $20 more then the cheapest 8600GT (ECS) and its factory oc'ed to and to EVGA is about $60-70 more then the XFX.
June 26, 2007 5:41:10 AM

It's a shame EVGA can't take a joke and respond in kind with one of their box artwork, it would be great advertising for both companies if it made the international media.

However I can understand their reaction being a German company. They are not well know for having a sense of humour.
June 26, 2007 6:11:12 AM

german harda$$es
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