XFX 8800 GTS 320mb Fatal1ty Edition

Introduction, packaging, package and specification

Introduction

XFX have somewhat of a reputation to uphold in the video card market. As one of nVidia's biggest AIB's they supply some of the fastest clocked cards money can buy.

Today I am looking at a card they have teamed up with Jonathan "Fatal1ty" Wendell to make. Their "PROFESS1ONAL" series are a set of cards clocked even higher than the rest of their cards, straight out of the factory. With 320mb DDR3 onboard and clock very high, how will it match up to a 640mb card? Let's see...

Packaging

As usual with their Profess1onal series, XFX have gone for the bright red and black packaging on the box. This would definitely stand out on the shelves as it is a striking and interesting design. The flipside, of course, is that XFX insist on putting Fatal1ty's face on everything, which could be enough to put people off.

fatal1ty 320mb 8800 gts

box appearance

Something I always love is being able to see the product through the packaging and XFX have certainly enabled you to do just that.

box inside 1

box inside 2

The inside of the box is up to XFX's usual excellent standards and your card will be well wrapped up for it's journey to your door.

Package

XFX have put together a nice little software package for the 8800GTS Fatal1ty Edition card. In the box is Lost Planet, which although is not to my taste, is a DirectX 10 game and a fairly big release. I was a little disappointed with the lack of HDTV hardware included but then you have to bear in mind that this is a card aimed at gamers and not HTPC enthusiasts. Also an S-Video adapter is included so most people should be able to get by with this.

Included is:

* Manual and Instructions booklet
* Quick Install Guide
* S-Video guide sheet
* Driver CD
* XFX "Don't disturb me I'm gaming" door sign
* Lost Planet Full game
* 1 x S-Video to S-Video connector
* 1 x DVI to VGA connector

package

Not a bad bundle by anyone's books and it should please those who are wanting to buy the card anyway.

Specification

MFG Model Number: PVT80GG1D4

Product Name: GF 8800 GTS 650M 320MB DDR3 DUAL DVI TV

Package Contents: S-Video Cable, DVI Adaptor x 2, HDTV Component Adaptor

Main Description: GEFORCE 8800 GTS 650M 320MB / DUAL DVI

Supplemental Description: HDCP / HDTV / PCI-E / DDR3 / RoHS / Vista

UPC Number: 778656044326

Chipset: GF 8800 GTS
BUS Type: PCI-E
GPU Clock 650 MHz
Memory Bus 320 bit
Memory Type DDR3
Memory Size 320MB
Memory Speed 2.0 GHz
Shader clock 1500 MHz
Cooling Type FANSINK
TV OUT YES
VGA NO
DVI OUT YES (DUAL)
DUAL-LINK DVI YES (DUAL)
Max Supported Resolution 2560x1600
HDMI NO
RoHS YES
HDCP YES
NVIDIA-SLI READY YES
Windows Vista Ready YES
Low Profile Compatible NO

Specs are looking good, let's take a look at the card.
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Most Recent Comments

30-09-2007, 18:29:02

FarFarAway
We take a look at a card XFX claims is the "Worlds fastest 8800GTS"

Does it really live up to the hype?

http://www.overclock3d.net/gfx/artic...180202420s.jpg

Check it out!Quote

30-09-2007, 18:40:31

PV5150
Awesome review Kemp and a great card to boot. Loved the inclusion of the DX9 vs DX10 comparison. Quote

30-09-2007, 18:42:23

FarFarAway
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='PV5150'
Awesome review Kemp and a great card to boot. Loved the inclusion of the DX9 vs DX10 comparison.
Cheers.

I'm seeing what I can do about getting a more thorough analysis of that, keep your eyes peeled folks Quote
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