EVGA e-GeForce 8800 GTS 320MB ACS3 and SuperClocked

EVGA provided us with two different versions of their 8800 GTS 320MB hardware, one coming in at the speeds we are seeing with most other overclocked 8800 GTS 320MB parts, and one that is more aggressively clocked. The EVGA e-GeForce 8800 GTS 320MB KO ACS3 offers the same modified cooling solution we see on the other ACS3 offerings. This isn't amazingly effective from a cooling standpoint, but it does offer a much nicer cosmetic result than the standard shroud.

The EVGA e-GeForce 8800 GTS 320MB SuperClocked has been around since the 320MB part launched and has been much praised for its balance of performance and price. While the cooling solution is stock, the clock speeds offer a nice boost.

EVGA has a good warranty policy, and their prices are very aggressive. The ACS3 card has an MSRP of $350, and the SuperClocked card comes in at $305 on the street. It will be important to see how much lower the ACS3 will become available for on the street, as $50 is a little steep for the boost in clock speed between the two EVGA cards we are testing today.

ASUS GeForce 8800 GTS 320MB MSI NX8800GTS 320MB OC


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  • bob4432 - Wednesday, March 28, 2007 - link

    obviously they are all using nvidia's reference design for the pcb and most for the cooling setup. now when a company like evga orders their multi-thousand gpu order, do they spec out what exact ram chips they want vs msi, asus or xfx? to me the cards look identical to even the purple on the solid caps we can see coming out the back. is this for the memory ics too?

    would i be correct in saying that you are basically picking a brand based strictly on customer service and warranty as the cards are all pretty close in performance since they are just using the nvidia design and are not designing the cards in house?
  • KCjoker - Tuesday, March 27, 2007 - link

    I just bought a EVGA 8800GTS 320mb that came at the stock 500/1600 speeds for $260USD. I would've got the 640mb version but since I only game at 1280X1024 I didn't see the need. This card rips through games at stock but I have OC'd(600/1900) it anyway since EVGA's Lifetime warranty covers it so long as you don't physically damage the card. If you're looking for a great mid range card this is it. Reply
  • yyrkoon - Tuesday, March 27, 2007 - link


    If you're looking for a great mid range card this is it.

    I dont know if I would consider ANY 8 series cards right_now "mid-range". Mid-range, in my head, that would be a 7 series card, with 6 series cards being botttom feeders.
  • bigpow - Tuesday, March 27, 2007 - link

    do what I did, skip all the PC upgrades and just buy an Xbox 360
  • mkruer - Tuesday, March 27, 2007 - link

    I assume that the power is for the whole system. I did not read anything explicitly stating this. Reply
  • SleepyItes - Tuesday, March 27, 2007 - link

    On the XFX page, "The XFX GeForce 8800 GTS 320MB Extreme is bundled with Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter just like the MSI card."

    Should be "...just like the Asus card."
  • DerekWilson - Tuesday, March 27, 2007 - link

    thanks Reply
  • Spacecomber - Tuesday, March 27, 2007 - link

    Do stock 8800 GTS cards readily overclock to the same range of speeds that these factory overclocked cards offer? Do these factory overclocked cards have the potential for more overclocking than what you can accomplish with the standard clock speed cards? In particular, didn't you guys want to know whether the Sparkle cooler offers the potential for even more overclocking, beyond what it is set to at the factory? Reply
  • Lonyo - Tuesday, March 27, 2007 - link

    Is there any chance of getting a case mounted temp sensor for these reviews?
    It seems to me that you would have to make a tradeoff with the Sparkle. Sure, you get lower GPU temps, but that heat and the heat from the TEC has to go somewhere, and that somewhere is going to be "somewhere else inside the case", since it doesn't appear to have any kind of exhausting fan setup.
  • metalfan49 - Tuesday, March 27, 2007 - link

    I was thinking about this too. Especially as summer is coming and I won't have the weather to help keep my stuff cool. Reply

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