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XFX 8800 GTS XXX 320MB Graphics Card

Former staff writer    -   May 8, 2007
Category: Video Cards
Price: $339.00


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Introduction:

I can remember the first time I woke up with a hangover, my father used a phrase and then gave me a glass of wine. The phrase I am referring to is “if you want to relieve a hangover take some of the hair of the dog that bit you”. Believe it or not, it worked and although having a hangover is for the most part a bad thing, I’d like to talk about a hangover you’ll get when this dog bites you. But unlike other hangovers, you might want to keep grabbing for that hair again and again.

XFX, whose logo happens to be a “Dog”, is ready to prove to you that the hair of their dog is worth revisiting. The XFX 8800 GTS is a Direct X10 video card that should satisfy gaming needs for quite some time.

XFX is a division of Pine Technologies, which was founded in 1989. Their mission is to take you where their competition would like to, but simply cannot. XFX boasts incredible mind blowing video performance at a price that won’t hurt your pocket.

Let’s see if this statement proves to be true.


Closer Look:


I’m big on packaging; I must admit at times I buy an item just because the packaging grabbed me. The XFX 8800 GTS would be on of those, because approximately 95% of the time a company takes the time out to research and produce an eye catching package, the product inside is worth the expense. Like many other video card manufacturers, XFX does also provide interior packaging or as I like to call it, “the box inside the box”. It seems that the inside box is just as eye catching as the outer.

 


The 8800 GTS comes well protected. It is cushioned between about an inch and a half of egg crate foam all around.


 




  1. Introduction & Closer Look
  2. Closer Look Continued & Installation
  3. Configuration
  4. Specifications & Features
  5. Testing & Benchmark: Far Cry
  6. Benchmark: F.E.A.R.
  7. Benchmark Call of Duty II
  8. Benchmark: Quake 4
  9. Benchmark: NFS Most Wanted
  10. Conclusion
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