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New BFG GeForce 6800 OC 256MB PCI Express Graphics Card ...

Post by newstech » Tue May 03, 2005 5:12 pm

New BFG GeForce 6800 OC 256MB PCI Express Graphics Card Available Exclusively at Newegg.com


LAKE FOREST, Ill., May 3 /PRNewswire/ -- BFG Technologies(R), Inc., a
leading U.S.-based supplier of advanced 3D graphics cards and other PC
enthusiast products, announced today that their new BFG GeForce(TM) 6800
OC(TM) 256MB PCI Express(TM) graphics card are immediately available
exclusively at Newegg.com.

"We recognize Newegg.com as one of the premier channels of choice for the
educated computer and electronics consumer," said Shane Vance, EVP of sales
for BFG Technologies, Inc. "We believe the BFG GeForce 6800 OC 256MB is a
perfect fit for Newegg's hard-core PC enthusiast customers who are ready to
experience the next level of performance in a PCI Express-based system."

"BFG Technologies is well known for delivering high-quality graphics cards
backed by the one of the best warranties and support services in the
industry," said Howard Tong, Vice President for Newegg.com. "Newegg customers
have come to expect the latest technology and best brands in stock, and the
BFG GeForce(TM) 6800 OC 256MB PCI Express graphics card delivers on both
counts."

The BFG GeForce 6800 OC(TM) 256MB PCI Express features a custom copper fan
with LED lights and delivers overclocked out-of-the-box performance. Two BFG
6800 OC 256MB PCI-E cards can be installed into a PCI-Express, NVIDIA(R) SLI-
capable motherboard to experience unprecedented graphical performance in a
high-end system.

About NEWEGG.COM
Newegg.com is a different breed of e-marketer, an online computer,
consumer electronics, and communications product superstore offering the
widest product selection of IT brands and CE brands in the industry. At
Newegg.com, consumers can find product information, how-to's, customer reviews
and opportunities for community interaction.

Founded in 2001, Newegg.com has 3 million registered customers and more
than 800 employees globally. Newegg.com is headquartered in City of Industry,
Calif.

For more information, visit http://www.Newegg.com .
Once You Know, You Newegg.

About BFG Technologies(R), Inc.
BFG Technologies is a privately held U.S. based supplier of premium 3D
video cards based on NVIDIA(R) graphics technology and other PC enthusiast
products. BFG Technologies is world-renowned for their free 24 hour expert
technical support and lifetime graphics card warranty. BFG Technologies brand
3D graphics cards are available in the U.S. at Best Buy, CompUSA, Wal-Mart,
Fry's Electronics, Newegg.com and also within premium Alienware(R) and Falcon
Northwest(TM) gaming systems, and in the U.K. at PC World/Dixons, in Canada at
CompuSmart/CompuCentre and Staples Canada.

To find additional BFG Technologies retailers and to learn more
information about BFG Technologies' products, please call 847-281-3110 or
visit http://www.bfgtech.com .

BFG Technologies(R), BFG Tech(R), and OC(TM) are trademarks and/or
registered trademarks of BFG Technologies, Inc. NVIDIA and GeForce are
trademarks and/or registered trademarks of NVIDIA Corporation and are used
under license to BFG Technologies from NVIDIA Corporation. All other company
and/or product names are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of their
respective owners. Features, pricing, availability and specifications are
subject to change without notice.
SOURCE BFG Technologies, Inc.
Web Site: http://www.bfgtech.com http://www.Newegg.com
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Post by -mogwai » Tue May 03, 2005 6:08 pm

i have the agp model... it's pretty sweet, but i'm thinking of selling it whenever i upgrade so i can get two 6600gt cards in an sli board (maybe... still not sure about that)
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Post by infinitevalence » Tue May 03, 2005 6:29 pm

i dont know 2x 6600gt's are good and all but if your going for SLI then there really is not much point in getting anything less than a 6800GT. you will end up spending $400 on 2 6600GT's when you could get just as good if not better, because of the 256mb, performance on the X800XL.
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Post by -mogwai » Tue May 03, 2005 8:12 pm

would my agp stack up? i thought pci-e was faster.
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Post by infinitevalence » Tue May 03, 2005 10:26 pm

PCI-E is faster but there is not much difference between an AGP version and a PCI-E version.
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Post by -mogwai » Tue May 03, 2005 10:33 pm

much appreciated for that advice :)
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Post by -mogwai » Wed May 04, 2005 7:42 pm

so, if i want to upgrade to an sli mobo, i'm kinda outta luck, huh....
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Post by infinitevalence » Wed May 04, 2005 7:59 pm

well that all depends, your not going to see much difference in your gfx if you go from 6800GT AGP to 6800GT PCI-E, now if you wanted sli and then later on got another 6800GT then you would have a bitching system. I just dont think that SLI offers that much of an improvement, your generaly going to get a good gameing experience with just one high end card like the X800XL or X850XT.
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Post by -mogwai » Thu May 05, 2005 12:29 am

so, upon getting the sli board, you suggest i sell the 6800gt and buy an x800xl/x850xt? would i break about even (meaning would the ati card cost about as much as i could get for my 6800gt)?
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Post by infinitevalence » Thu May 05, 2005 1:44 am

it all depends on what your looking for. SLI is expencive. I really dont think its worth spending $400 on 6600GT's and $250 for an SLI board. when you could spend $150 on a mobo and $500 and get better performance. Now if your going to spend the $$ on 6800GT's or 6800U's then SLI has a lot more to offer but your cost just went from $400 for graphics to $750+
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Post by -mogwai » Thu May 05, 2005 3:09 am

i've heard conflicting things about sli.... someone told me that sli wont work with ati cards and someplace else, i heard that it can. what's the truth?
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Post by infinitevalence » Thu May 05, 2005 10:23 am

SLI is nVidia only, ATI is devloping their own version that should be out later this summer. So you can use an ATI card on an SLImobo but you cannot use TWO ATI cards on an SLI mobo.
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