OCZ returns to Graphics Card Business with 8800 GTX

Videocards/VGA Reviews by geoffrey @ 2007-03-14

OCZ has been in the review spotlight for their excellent memory modules and high end power supply units, today we get a chance to test their latest product which reintroduces them into the graphics card area with a product based on the popular NVIDIA G80 Core. Our expectations are high, let´s find out if it can deliver.

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Inside the box & specifications

Inside the box

The box cover features a tricked out sports car, which resembles those seen in movies like "The Fast and the Furious" and the popular EA games series "Need for Speed".

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Inside we find the following goodies:

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  • OCZ 8800GTX
  • 2 x DVI -> VGA connector
  • 2 x 4-pin Molex -> 6-pin PCIe power cable
  • HDTV cable
  • S-Video cable
  • Composite cable
  • Driver CD and manual

    Like most of the G80 retail packages we’ve seen out there, not a lot of extra goodies (games/extra) are included. While this makes the bundle appear quite sober, if it reduces cost and focuses on providing affordable fast video cards, it can only be a good thing for budget-wise gamers, although it would be impossible to call the GTX a budget line card ;)


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    The GeForce 8800GTX uses the NVIDIA G80 GPU: brand new unified high efficient shader technology combined with better image quality. More info can be found in one of our previous articles. OCZ added 12 GDDR3 memory modules made by Samsung, offering a total amount of 768MB memory space which is available through a 384bit wide memory bus.

  • NVIDIA 90nm G80 core
    - core clock: 575MHz
    - 128 'stream' processors
    - shader clock: 1350MHz
  • Samsung 768MB (12x64Mb) GDDR3 with 384bit interface (32bit per module)
    - memory clock: 1800MHz
  • active heat pipe cooler, dual slot solution
  • Dual Link DVI
  • Integrated HDTV decoder
  • TV-out
  • SLI ready
  • PCI-Express 16x
  • Dimensions: 26,5cm x 11cm

    OCZ delivers their card at reference speeds; although they do claim to hand test them for maximum overclockability.

    The 8800 GTX cards are noticeably longer than then any other card out there, so there could be some compatibility issues with this card fitting your housing. Check out this small line-up found at NVNEWS if you want to know if it will fit your case. Because of the length of this card NVIDIA has chosen to point the power connectors upwards. This has an influence on the total width of 11cm though; because once a power connector is inserted the card will be an extra 2cm width.

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