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Old December 11, 2007, 06:53 AM
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The review is up and the card is definately a good one!! It is priced lower than we thought it might be and it is sure to be a massively popular product.

We have a review of the XFX Alpha Dog Edition of the G92-based 8800GTS 512MB.

Check it out here: XFX 8800GTS 512MB (G92) Alpha Dog Edition Review

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Old December 11, 2007, 07:11 AM
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Sweet card...have two of those babies OC'ed in SLI....and you'll go jammin'!!

I like that they're reasonably cool...and the temps on the HR-03 are amazing! OC heaven!

Awesome review!
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Old December 11, 2007, 07:27 AM
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The review is up and the card is definately a good one!! It is priced lower than we thought it might be and it is sure to be a massively popular product.

We have a review of the XFX Alpha Dog Edition of the G92-based 8800GTS 512MB.

Check it out here: XFX 8800GTS 512MB (G92) Alpha Dog Edition Review

Please use this thread to post your questions, comments and suggestions!!
inice review SKYMTL as usual :) that is a nice card but like you stated and zI am wondering why they stayed with the 256bit. if I where having to chose between the cards in the review I think that i would stay with the GT and just use an after market cooler but then again the xfx with an after market cooler seem to run allot cooler then the rest
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Old December 11, 2007, 08:34 AM
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Well, it is actually quite simple why they stayed with a 256-bit wide bus: they didn't NEED to release anything higher because they are only competing against themselves at this point.
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Old December 11, 2007, 08:51 AM
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Great review on this card.
So is this card out even, I have looked at NCIX and not seen it, and at Memory Express in Calgary, OTV here in Saskatoon. Not that I need one, since i have the BFG 8800GT 512MB OC. hmm maybe I do.
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Old December 11, 2007, 09:00 AM
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I am liking the look of these new nVidia cards… they sure seem to be going in the right direction. I think I will wait until the new GTX comes out and then step up….
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Old December 11, 2007, 09:14 AM
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There is a post on the NCIX forums which shows that there are quite a few cards in stock: NCIX FORUMS - NEW! - NVIDIA GeForce 8800GTS 512MB Vide...
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Old December 11, 2007, 09:24 AM
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thanks SKYMTL, I missed that. So here is another question, should I step up with the BFG 8800GTS 512MB or go XFX.
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Old December 11, 2007, 10:12 AM
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I happen to like the XFX modder-friendly warranty and it comes with TWO games from NCIX. All in all, I think that is your best choice for now since EVGA still doesn't semm to have answered the RMA issues from Canada.
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Old December 11, 2007, 10:17 AM
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Great review SKY as always. I said it before, I just can't see the justification in the price per performance when compared to the GT. An extra $100 for a small improvement, even at higher resolutions. This card needed the higher memory bus to justify the price IMO. Glad I went with the GT.
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