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.

XFX 8800GTS front

8800 gts rear

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.

card power


card top

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".

dual HDCP DVI

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.

xfx 8800gts fatal1ty cooler

The fan is quiet and will be fine for all but the most discerning quiet-PC enthusiast.
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Most Recent Comments

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

30-09-2007, 19:34:21

darkorb
Nice review man, im still reading it and thought i should post this.

I just won this card on bjorn3d.com, so i am totally excited for it. Would this 320mb version work with my existing 640mb in SLI?Quote

01-10-2007, 02:38:38

FarFarAway
Not sure mate tbh, worth a try I suppose Quote

01-10-2007, 05:15:55

Toxcity
Very good review kemp!

I am loving the DX9 and DX10 comparison, was a suprise!

Quote:
Originally Posted by name='darkorb'
Nice review man, im still reading it and thought i should post this.

I just won this card on bjorn3d.com, so i am totally excited for it. Would this 320mb version work with my existing 640mb in SLI?
It would work perfect, as long as you have the card with the smallest amount of memory in the primary slot.

That is what I found to make it work without a BSOD.

Guide

That has some more infomation! Quote
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