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XFX GeForce 8800GT 256MB XXX Edition Video Card Review

Postby Apoptosis » Fri Dec 07, 2007 5:18 am

There is no doubt about it, the GeForce 8800 GT is the fastest selling card that NVIDIA has ever produced. The GeForce 8800 GT 512MB video card series fills the $199-$259 price points, but what about those that want to spend less and still have all the same features? NVIDIA didn't forget about you guys and has just recently released the GeForce 8800 GT 256MB video card that is aimed at the $179-$199 price points. Will cutting the memory in half ruin performance or create a budget killer?

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With the XFX GeForce 8800 GT 256MB Alpha Dog XXX Edition and XFX GeForce 8800 GT 5126MB Alpha Dog graphics card sitting side by side they are impossible to tell apart. The clock frequiences on the reference 256MB cards are 600MHz/1500MHz, but XFX overclocked their XXX edition up to 650MHz on the core and 1600MHz on the memory for even more performance. The XFX GeForce 8800 GT 256MB Alpha Dog XXX Edition that Legit Reviews is looking at today comes with the part number PV-T88P-UDD4. As you can see in the picture above it also comes with the improved cooling solution that is on their most recent GeForce 8800 GT series cards...


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Re: XFX GeForce 8800GT 256MB XXX Edition Video Card Review

Postby martini161 » Fri Dec 07, 2007 11:47 am

is it possible that you could do a test with two of teh 256mb in sli vs 1 512mb? i think that would be fairly interesting
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Re: XFX GeForce 8800GT 256MB XXX Edition Video Card Review

Postby pastorjay » Fri Dec 07, 2007 11:49 am

Well, seems like a wase of money to me... might as well get the 512mb version at that price point. Maybe if they drop it to $150 it might become interesting.
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Re: XFX GeForce 8800GT 256MB XXX Edition Video Card Review

Postby Apoptosis » Fri Dec 07, 2007 11:51 am

martini161 wrote:is it possible that you could do a test with two of teh 256mb in sli vs 1 512mb? i think that would be fairly interesting


We only get sent one NVIDIA card and that is why we don't include numbers for SLI. If they send more I'll run SLI of course.
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Re: XFX GeForce 8800GT 256MB XXX Edition Video Card Review

Postby martini161 » Fri Dec 07, 2007 11:52 am

i think your right. as of now i have heard that sli doesn't scale very well compared to cross fire
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Re: XFX GeForce 8800GT 256MB XXX Edition Video Card Review

Postby DMB2000uk » Sat Dec 08, 2007 6:21 pm

It just goes to show how memory intensive games are getting lately.

It's interesting that 3DMark pitches them pretty close but real world has them quite a bit different, just goes to show the flaws of relying on purely synthetic benchies.

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Re: XFX GeForce 8800GT 256MB XXX Edition Video Card Review

Postby super nade » Sun Dec 09, 2007 1:56 pm

Hi guys,

Maybe I missed it, but did you guys compare overclocking potential of the 8800GT vs HD3870?

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