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17th Feb '17 12:58:45 PM DaNuke
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** AMD's CPU division also uses the X moniker. Their old lineup of high performance processors was the FX series, the upcoming Ryzen series will have an X that means they're overclock-ready unlike Intel's K (the AMD Ryzen R7 1800X will be overclockable, like the Intel Core i7 7700K), their chipsets also have an X at the end for the high end models.



** AMD is guilty of the X moniker. Their old lineup of high performance processors was the FX series. Their chipsets also have an X at the end for the high end models.
17th Feb '17 12:54:58 PM DaNuke
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*** For NVIDIA, up until 2014 the X moniker meant it was a high end card, usually marketed to gamers: the entry level card was the Geforce GT 730, but the mid-range card was the GTX 750; this was dropped with the Geforce 900 series, which always uses the GTX moniker regardless of whether it's a humble GTX 950 or a massive GTX 1080. (However, they didn't replace the leading 9 with a leading Roman X -- this is because they would otherwise not have the chance of naming the highest-end card in reference to the Full HD 1080p video standard).

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*** For NVIDIA, up until 2014 the X moniker meant it was a high end card, usually marketed to gamers: the entry level card was the Geforce GT 730, but the mid-range card was the GTX 750; this was dropped with the Geforce 900 series, which always uses the GTX moniker regardless of whether it's a humble GTX 950 or a massive GTX 1080. (However, they didn't replace the leading 9 with a leading Roman X -- this is because they would otherwise not have the chance of naming the highest-end card in reference to the selling a Geforce GTX Full HD 1080p video standard).card).
12th Jan '17 8:57:16 AM MrLavisherMoot
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* The PSX...err, ''[=PS1=]'' games ''1Xtreme'', ''2Xtreme'', and ''3Xtreme''. Supposedly they are a combination of racing and eXtreme sports, as in rollerblades and skateboards.

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* The PSX...err, ''[=PS1=]'' games ''1Xtreme'', ''1Xtreme'' (originally titled ''ESPN Extreme Games''), ''2Xtreme'', and ''3Xtreme''. Supposedly they are a combination of racing and eXtreme sports, as in rollerblades and skateboards.
10th Jan '17 10:19:36 AM DaNuke
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*** For NVIDIA, up until 2014 the X moniker meant it was a high end card, usually marketed to gamers: the entry level card was the Geforce GT 730, but the mid-range card was the GTX 750; this was dropped with the Geforce 900 series, which always uses the GTX moniker regardless of whether it's a humble GTX 950 or a massive GTX 1080.

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*** For NVIDIA, up until 2014 the X moniker meant it was a high end card, usually marketed to gamers: the entry level card was the Geforce GT 730, but the mid-range card was the GTX 750; this was dropped with the Geforce 900 series, which always uses the GTX moniker regardless of whether it's a humble GTX 950 or a massive GTX 1080. (However, they didn't replace the leading 9 with a leading Roman X -- this is because they would otherwise not have the chance of naming the highest-end card in reference to the Full HD 1080p video standard).



** ATI/AMD did it around 2005 when they jumped from the 9000 series to the '''X'''800 series, and then did it ''again'' in 2016 when they jumped from the R9 300 series to the R'''X''' 400 series. Nvidia didn't, and went for 10 instead of X for the sake of releasing the [=Geforce GTX 1080=] in reference to the Full HD [=1080p=] video standard.
10th Jan '17 10:15:17 AM DaNuke
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*** ATI/AMD did this in 2005 when they jumped from the 9000 series to the X300-X600 series, again in 2016 when they jumped from the R7/9-300 series to the RX 400 series (and they're going to keep it up with their upcoming RX 500 series in 2017), ''and'' their post-R5/7/9/X cards often get a slightly cheaper trim level with an X at the end of the model, e.g. the [[http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/digitalfoundry-2014-r7-260x-vs-next-gen-console Radeon R7 260X]].

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*** ATI/AMD did this in 2005 when they jumped from the ATI Radeon 9000 series to the X300-X600 series, again in 2016 when they jumped from the AMD Radeon R7/9-300 series to the RX 400 series (and they're going to keep it up with their upcoming RX 500 series in 2017), ''and'' their post-R5/7/9/X cards often get a slightly cheaper trim level with an X at the end of the model, e.g. the [[http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/digitalfoundry-2014-r7-260x-vs-next-gen-console Radeon R7 260X]].
10th Jan '17 10:13:01 AM DaNuke
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** The [=XT, ATX, BTX, and DTX=] motherboard design standards. The X supposedly means eXtended.
** The PCI slot had an upgraded cousin, the PCI-X slot (again, meaning eXtended).

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** The [=XT, ATX, BTX, and DTX=] motherboard design standards. The X supposedly means eXtended.
X-Tended.
** The PCI slot had an upgraded cousin, the PCI-X slot (again, meaning eXtended).X-Tended).



** ATI/AMD and NVIDIA all have an X card. For NVIDIA, the X moniker means it's the high end card, usually marketed to gamers. ATI/AMD did this in 2005 when they jumped from the 9000 series to the X300-X600 series, again in 2016 when they jumped from the R7/9-300 series to the RX 400 series, ''and'' their post-R5/7/9/X cards often get a slightly cheaper trim level with an X at the end of the model, e.g. the [[http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/digitalfoundry-2014-r7-260x-vs-next-gen-console Radeon R7 260X]].

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** ATI/AMD and NVIDIA all have an X card.
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For NVIDIA, up until 2014 the X moniker means it's the meant it was a high end card, usually marketed to gamers. gamers: the entry level card was the Geforce GT 730, but the mid-range card was the GTX 750; this was dropped with the Geforce 900 series, which always uses the GTX moniker regardless of whether it's a humble GTX 950 or a massive GTX 1080.
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ATI/AMD did this in 2005 when they jumped from the 9000 series to the X300-X600 series, again in 2016 when they jumped from the R7/9-300 series to the RX 400 series, series (and they're going to keep it up with their upcoming RX 500 series in 2017), ''and'' their post-R5/7/9/X cards often get a slightly cheaper trim level with an X at the end of the model, e.g. the [[http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/digitalfoundry-2014-r7-260x-vs-next-gen-console Radeon R7 260X]].
19th Dec '16 3:23:59 AM Sabrewing
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* Thanks to the 4-character limit in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyI'' on the NES, X-Zone was named XXXX. X-Zone also appears in ''Final Fantasy VI''.

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* Thanks to the 4-character limit [[{{Bowdlerise}} censorship]] in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyI'' on the NES, X-Zone Kill was named XXXX. There's also the Warp/Banish spell, occasionally known as X-Zone also appears as in ''Final Fantasy VI''.''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI''.
24th Nov '16 3:24:34 PM ZLeto
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** Works also as contraction of Pics Elements, Picsel - Pixel.
26th Oct '16 5:37:20 PM Spyspotter
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* The band The xx

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* The band The xxMusic/TheXX, who also was originally named X before realizing that there were other bands with that name.
24th Oct '16 2:47:25 PM DaNuke
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** Up until 2014, the Toyota Corolla's sporty trim was called XRS and its logo was a huge X with a small RS. After 2014, it's simply a big red S.
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