BFG GeForce 8800 GT and 9600 GT OCX ThermoIntelligence Review
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Introduction and 8800 GT OCX TI
To say that the graphics market has shifted a bit in the last month
would be quite an understatement. We have gone from a somewhat
stagnate field of competitors living off the GPUs built on G80 and R600
to the era of NVIDIA’s GT200-based GTX 200-series and AMD’s RV770-based
HD 4800-series cards. Just prior to those releases BFG sent over a
pair of new cards that might seem a bit out dated but still have the
power and pricing needed to get some attention.
This review of both of these new cards, the BFG GeForce 9600 GT OCX TI and the BFG GeForce 8800 GT OCX TI, will focus on how these new additions from BFG differ from any previous reference models of their respective GPUs and how they fit into today’s highly fluid market of graphics cards.
What exactly does all that suffix terminology get you exactly? BFG’s “OCX” brand indicates their fastest overclocked models and the “TI (ThermoIntelligence)” brand is for unique (non-reference) cooling designs.
BFG GeForce 8800 GT OCX ThermoIntelligence
When I saw the name of this card come across the test bed I had to do a double take, as I imagine many of you did as well. Yes, this is a brand new 8800 GT card built around the same G92 GPU that found its way into the 9800 GTX and 9800 GX2 cards later last year.
cooler design definitely makes this a two slot solution.
The bundle in the BFG GeForce 8800 GT OCX TI card is fairly basic and includes drivers, DVI-to-VGA adapters, a PCIe power adapter and the HDTV component output dongle I mentioned earlier.