XFX 8800 GTS 320mb Fatal1ty Edition
The Card - close up
Meet the card - XFX 8800GTS Fatal1ty Edition 320mb
XFX have kept the standard cooler for the 8800GTS on the card but brightened it up with a ncie red and black sticker. I would have liked to see an impressive cooler added to the card but I assume this would drive up costs and XFX want this aimed at a certain price range.
The good thing about the sticker is that you can ignore Fatal1ty's face on it and imagine it's a cool red and black sticker with a random pattern on it...almost.
XFX have missed a trick here I think. There's space for a cool bit of branding on the edge of the card so that people with windows can show off the "XFX inside".
Two Dual-Link HDCP capable DVI ports reside on the card as you'd expect with an additional TV-Out for those wanting to hook it up to an HDTV. Of course if your TV's got VGA in you can make use of the DVI to VGA connector for that purpose too, though you lose the HDCP with the analogue connection.The cooler
As with most other 8800GTS cards, the cooler on the Fatal1ty 8800 GTS is the stock copper base/aluminium pipe-fin combo that we've seen before. This is a pretty good cooler and I'm not surprised XFX have used it again here in all honesty. Surprisingly when recording the temperatures the card was pretty cool, a nice 52°C idle and 74°C load, better than some of the others tested previously.
The fan is quiet and will be fine for all but the most discerning quiet-PC enthusiast.
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