Published: 18th December 2006 | Source: XFX | Price: |The Card - XFX 8800GTS
The card itself is physically much more of a reasonable size than it's 8800GTX counterpart. This is an absolute bonus for those enthusiasts with smaller form factor machines or perhaps ATX cases that are a little on the diminutive size.
I stuck the card next to a 7900GTX for a comparison:
The capacitors on the card are clustered around the power connecter.
Dual DVI and S-Video for TV/HDTV out with HDCP support is on show...along with a backplate that shows every finger mark!
Let's take a look at the back of the card:
Dual Link DVI - Supporting digital output up to 2560x1600
DUAL Memory Clock
GeForce 8800 GTS
RoHS , Dual DVI Out , TV Out , HDTV ready , HDCP Ready , SLI ready
The cooler on the 8800GTS managed to keep the card running at a reasonable 59°C idle and 70°C load. During full load the coolers excellent ergonomic fan never got above a whisper and I was pleasently suprised when I ran the card on it's own without any othwer case fans on that it ran so very quietly. As stated before an impressive job by nVidia.