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BFG Tech NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTS OC 320MB Review

Author: Ryan Shrout
Manufacturer: BFG Tech

BFG Tech GeForce 8800 GTS OC 320MB

Unlike during the initial launch of the original 640MB version of the BFG 8800 GTS, for the 320MB launch NVIDIA is allowing its partners to overclock the cards right out of the gate.  Because of this, all of our samples were in fact overclocked past the 500 MHz core and 800 MHz memory speeds.

The BFG GeForce 8800 GTS OC 320MB card is the first of our 8800 GTS 320MB reviews this week.

Physically, the new 320MB model is identical to the previous 640MB 8800 GTS cards -- the same PCB and cooling systems are used, there are just half the number of DRAM chips on the board.  Our BFG OC model was running at 550 MHz core clock, 1300 MHz shader clock and 800 MHz memory clock.  That is an increase of 10% over the standard reference core clock and should result in a noticeable performance gain over the reference speed cards. 

Again, nothing changes on the back of these 8800 GTS 320MB cards; the same SLI connector and x16 PCIe connection are there.

Also identical on the new card is the inclusion of two dual-link DVI connections and a TV output port that supports S-video and HDTV via the included dongle.

BFG's standard in box goodies consist of a high quality BFG T-shirt, outdated driver disc (though not their fault) and some stickers along with the regular installation and support information.

Of course BFG also includes a pair of DVI-to-VGA adaptors, power adaptor for older PSUs and the HDTV dongle for component output straight from the card.

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