The OCZ GeForce 8800 GTX and The Test

Aside from the sticker on the face of the card, there's really no difference between the OCZ GeForce 8800 GTX and all of the other 8800 GTX cards based on NVIDIA's design. We can expect similar heat and noise characteristics because this card uses the same fan and heat sink. Since the clock speeds are also set the same, performance analysis will produce similar results. The difference between the OCZ GeForce 8800 GTX and the competition is that OCZ has paid special attention to the overclockability of their hardware. They've got a lot of experience in providing memory solutions that are easily overclockable. Hopefully this will translate into their graphics hardware as well.

In spite of its similarities to the other cards we've seen a thousand times, here's a look at the OCZ GeForce 8800 GTX. Note the sticker.





For our performance testing we used the same system we've employed in our past few articles. We'll be comparing the performance of the OCZ GeForce 8800 GTX to the data we saw in the first round up using the games F.E.A.R. and Oblivion.

System Test Configuration
CPU: Intel Core 2 Extreme X6800 (2.93GHz/4MB)
Motherboard: EVGA nForce 680i SLI
Chipset: NVIDIA nForce 680i SLI
Chipset Drivers: NVIDIA nForce 9.35
Hard Disk: Seagate 7200.7 160GB SATA
Memory: Corsair XMS2 DDR2-800 4-4-4-12 (1GB x 2)
Video Card: Various
Video Drivers: ATI Catalyst 7.1
NVIDIA ForceWare 93.71 (G7x)
NVIDIA ForceWare 97.92 (G80)
Desktop Resolution: 2560 x 1600 - 32-bit @ 60Hz
OS: Windows XP Professional SP2


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  • acejj26 - Friday, February 16, 2007 - link

    is it a combination of warranty and guarantee? Reply
  • DerekWilson - Friday, February 16, 2007 - link

    Sorry, I typed the word for the person to whom a warranty is given, thus the spell checker failed me. Thanks for the catch. Reply

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