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Old July 9, 2008, 08:23 PM
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Well guys..... another week, another GPU review here at Hardware Canucks but this time we have TWO cards for you to check out: the BFG 9600GT OCX and the 8800GT OCX.

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BFG 8800GT OCX & 9600GT OCX Video Card Review

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Old July 9, 2008, 08:38 PM
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Great review SKYMTL

That VRAM and mosfet heatsink could come in handy along with my VF-900
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Old July 9, 2008, 08:45 PM
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So the OCX 8800GT has a 512bit memory bus or is that a typo?

EDIT: Oh and the stock 8800GT isn't 265-bit either

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Old July 9, 2008, 08:47 PM
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hehe, thats a typo.
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Old July 9, 2008, 08:59 PM
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ACK!!!!!!!!!!!!

Fixed.

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ACK!!!!!!!!!!!!

Fixed.
wow, the machine that is SKYMTL is human and does make mistakes (well at least one)

great looking cards and another top notch job Mike
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Old July 9, 2008, 11:40 PM
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aww i feel bad for the nvidia card manufactorers. The 4850 totally screwed up their pricing scheme. All over the place I see nvidia cards that are priced above or par with the 9800GTX but fail to match its performence. Currently I'm seeing a lot of 8800GTS 512MB's retailing for more then the 9800GTX which is crazy when you consider that the 9800GTX is the same card but with added features and faster memory.

I think the 9600GT's need to get down to around 100$ and the 8800GTs to 150$ or less for them to make any real sense.

who I really feel bad for are people who mistakingly buy a 8800GTS 620MB for 300+ since I've still seen a bunch of those around.
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Old July 10, 2008, 08:06 AM
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Actually, stock 9600GT and 8800GT cards are quite good prices right about now. The issue with these cards is that they were released a little late and at an astronomical price....right during the HD4850 launch.
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Old July 10, 2008, 10:58 AM
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The performance is pretty decent, some benchmark results are not far from, or almost equals to, the 9800GTX. However, at the price level, no one will want to get this card. If only this card was released 2 months ago, things would be very different.

I wonder why BFG doesn't apply this to the 9800GTX line instead? It may even be faster than the upcoming 9800GTX+. Perhaps soon?

I also feel bad for BFG. They came up with a great product, but at a really bad time.
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Old July 10, 2008, 05:46 PM
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I have a stock 9600 gt i bought from EVGA. Just overclocking it with the EVGA precision software its:

Core Clock: 753
Shader Clock: 1882
Memory Clock: 1089

Pretty good numbers imo with just a software overclock. I keep the fan at 90% while gaming which keeps the card pretty cool. The highest temp i have seen it go to is 62C but it alt tabbed my game and brought me to the desktop as a safety precaution. I was also playing games nonstop for a few hours.

But good review, was very nice to read through and look at the comparisons.
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