BFG GeForce 9800 GTX OCX Review - G92 at its finest
9800 GTX with a Twist
Last week we brought you the first review of the new NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GTX - a graphics card built around the G92 architecture that brought new performance levels to the $300-ish price segment. The architecture itself remains unchanged from that of the 8800 GTS 512MB cards and shares nearly the same exact configuration as the 8800 GT as well. All of this is noted in the table below:
You could even say that the G92 and G80 cores are about the same and you'd be spot on: the G92 is essentially an enhanced version of NVIDIA 18+ month old graphics design. Speed is speed though, and we take it where we can get it.
Today NVIDIA is officially allowing their partners to factory overclock the GPUs giving companies like BFG Tech a way to differentiate themselves from the crowd. This review will look at the new BFG 9800 GTX OCX model: BFG's highest clocked G92 offering.
The BFG 9800 GTX OCX 512MB
The new BFG 9800 GTX OCX graphics card is physically exactly the same as all the other reference design 9800 GTX currently available. Let's double check on the BFG card just to be sure.
UPDATE: BFG says that we should have received the DVI-to-HDMI adapter and 2-pin SPDIF audio cable in the box and that all retail boards would definitely have them. Cool!
Of course, the big change to this graphics card is the overclocked core, shader and memory speeds...click on to the next page to see the new clocks!