History Main / XMakesAnythingCool

9th Oct '17 11:33:13 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 selling a Geforce GTX Full HD 1080p card).

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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 210, the mid-range card was the GTS 250, and the high end card was the GTX 750; 280; this was dropped began to get pushed aside with the Geforce 900 series, which always only uses the GT moniker for the lowest end card (like the GT 1030) and starts using the GTX moniker regardless of whether it's a humble for anything even remotely mid-end like the GTX 950 or a massive 1050 all the way to the GTX 1080.1080 Ti. (However, they didn't replace the leading 9 with a leading Roman X -- this is because they would otherwise not have the chance of selling a Geforce GTX Full HD 1080p card).
4th Oct '17 11:34:03 AM shokoshu
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* Amazons speech assistent "Alexa" is probably an aversion, as the hard "X" should make it easy
to recognize in verbal commands, not cool. (Also an allusion to the library of Alexandria.)
22nd Sep '17 1:43:25 PM GaryBrandy
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* Starting in 2016, {{Sony}} replaced its Xperia Z-series of phones with the Xperia X-series.
22nd Sep '17 1:17:36 PM GaryBrandy
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** Acura's compact hot-hatch is the RSX. Its three SUV models are the MDX, the RDX, and the ZDX. Its new entry level sedan is the ILX. And of course its sports car was the NSX. A new NSX model is coming around 2015.

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** Acura's compact hot-hatch is the RSX. Its three SUV models are the MDX, the RDX, and the ZDX. Its new entry level sedan is the ILX. And of course its sports car was is the NSX. A new NSX model is coming around 2015.NSX.
22nd Sep '17 1:04:07 PM GaryBrandy
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** Subaru Impreza WRX

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** Subaru SVX, XV, XT, RX and of course the Impreza WRXWRX.
22nd Sep '17 12:54:34 PM GaryBrandy
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** Citroën used this trope a lot between [[TheSeventies the 70s]] and {{turn of the millennium}}. Nearly every one of their passenger cars had the letter X in their names. Honourable mention goes to the Citroën ZX.
*** Their trim levels in [[TheNineties the 90s]] were called X, SX, VSX and Exclusive.
*** And as if that [[ExaggeratedTrope wasn't enough]], many of these cars were fitted with an XU-series engine.
16th Sep '17 12:48:27 PM nombretomado
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* The Japan-only GameBoy game ''X'' and its [=DSiWare=] sequel [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7lfPZ75XcpQ X-Scape]]

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* The Japan-only GameBoy UsefulNotes/GameBoy game ''X'' and its [=DSiWare=] sequel [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7lfPZ75XcpQ X-Scape]]



* The Japanese version of ''[[VideoGame/StreetFighter Super Street Fighter II Turbo]]'' is called ''Super Street Fighter II X'' (likely changed due to the fact that the letter X could be confused with the roman numeral for ten). This is the reason why the letter "X" appears when a Super Combo is used in the GameBoyAdvance version, as well as why the "Super Turbo"-like fighting style in ''Street Fighter Alpha 3'' is called "X-ism".

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* The Japanese version of ''[[VideoGame/StreetFighter Super Street Fighter II Turbo]]'' is called ''Super Street Fighter II X'' (likely changed due to the fact that the letter X could be confused with the roman numeral for ten). This is the reason why the letter "X" appears when a Super Combo is used in the GameBoyAdvance UsefulNotes/GameBoyAdvance version, as well as why the "Super Turbo"-like fighting style in ''Street Fighter Alpha 3'' is called "X-ism".
15th Sep '17 4:52:06 AM nighttrainfm
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** Every member of Organization XIII has an X in their names in a form of ThemeNaming -- their names are anagrams of their original names, plus an X. Some of these work fairly well like Dilan becoming Xaldin, but some like Axel just seemed to raise questions and eyebrows. [[spoiler: Even when his real name was revealed to be the slightly feminine looking Lea (pronounced Lee to mitigate that) in 358/2 Days.]] The exception is Xemnas, who stole the name Ansem before his transformation. His original self was named Xehanort, which, if the X is removed, can make "no heart" and "another"

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** Every member of Organization XIII has an X in their names in a form of ThemeNaming -- their names are anagrams of their original names, plus an X. Some of these work fairly well like Dilan becoming Xaldin, but some like Axel just seemed to raise questions and eyebrows. [[spoiler: Even when his real name was revealed to be the slightly feminine looking Lea (pronounced Lee to mitigate that) in 358/2 Days.]] The exception is Xemnas, who stole the name Ansem before his transformation. His original self was named Xehanort, which, if the X is removed, can make "no heart" and "another""another" - or [[spoiler: "no earth", given he steals the body of a guy named Terra.]]
15th Sep '17 4:50:56 AM nighttrainfm
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** There's also the χ-blade from ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsBirthBySleep''. It's spelled like the actual Greek letter "khi"(or chi), which makes it a MultipleReferencePun and is the reason for the Organization's naming practices mentioned above. And it's wielder can fire a SwordBeam, of course in the shape of an X.

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** There's also the χ-blade from ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsBirthBySleep''. It's spelled like the actual Greek letter "khi"(or chi), which makes it a MultipleReferencePun and is the reason for the Organization's naming practices mentioned above. And it's its wielder can fire a SwordBeam, of course in the shape of an X.
15th Sep '17 4:50:50 AM nighttrainfm
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* Every member of the Organization XIII in the ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'' series have an X in their names in a form of ThemeNaming -- their names are an anagram of their original name, plus an X. Some of these work fairly well like Dilan becoming Xaldin, but some like Axel just seemed to raise questions and eyebrows. [[spoiler: Even when his real name was revealed to be the slightly feminine looking Lea (pronounced Lee to mitigate that) in 358/2 Days.]] The exception is Xemnas, who stole the name Ansem before his transformation. His original self was named Xehanort, which, if the X is removed, can make "no heart" and "another"

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* Every member of the Organization XIII in the The ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'' series have ''loves'' this, overlapping with LetXBeTheUnknown:
** Every member of Organization XIII has
an X in their names in a form of ThemeNaming -- their names are an anagram anagrams of their original name, names, plus an X. Some of these work fairly well like Dilan becoming Xaldin, but some like Axel just seemed to raise questions and eyebrows. [[spoiler: Even when his real name was revealed to be the slightly feminine looking Lea (pronounced Lee to mitigate that) in 358/2 Days.]] The exception is Xemnas, who stole the name Ansem before his transformation. His original self was named Xehanort, which, if the X is removed, can make "no heart" and "another"
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