XFX 8800 GTS 640MB Extreme Edition Reviewajmatson - December 18, 2007
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The XFX 8800 GTS comes wrapped in an anti-static bag to protect it from any ESD (Electrostatic Discharge) that might harm the card. Once fully removed from the ESD bag, you get to see the massive size of the cooling solution. The heatsink and fan take up a whole expansion slot, requiring you to have two free slots open to install the 8800 GTS.
Flipping the 8800 GTS over gives you a better view of its length. The bottom also has the serial numbers and model information for the 8800 GTS if you should need it.
The front side of the card has the two DVI connections for single or dual monitor setups and the TV out port for the S-video or HDTV cables. You also can see the exhaust vent for the heatsink and fan which takes the air from the case over the heatsink and expels it out of the rear of the case to keep the warm air from recycling in the case. The back of the card has the 6-pin PCI-e power connector. XFX recommends that you DO NOT use a 4-pin molex to 6-pin PCI-e cable when powering this component.