BFG GeForce 9600 GT OCX and 8800 GT OCX review
Posted by Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 08/17/2008 01:00 PM [ 0 comment(s) ]
I'm not going to make a long conclusion out of it. I know quality when I see it. The OCX cards tested today both qualify as cards among the best we have ever tested. Though it would have been nicer to see a black PCB or something special, everything else is just top notch. Excellent thermal design, low temperatures while retaining a low noise level. A fierce standard overclock and next to that we were able to push both cards even further.
These cards are among the best in their class, that's a fact. The ZeroTHERM cooler solution does seem to do some magic as it works really well. Currently you can pick up the 9600 GT OCX for roughly 139 USD and here in Europe under a 100 EUR, and that's just good value.
The 8800 GT OCX is a notch faster yet also a notch more expensive. Expect a retail price of 169 USD or roughly 125 EUR in Europe. Agreed, slightly more expensive and for the 8800 GT it's a tough sell with that price so close to the GeForce 9800 GTX+ and the Radeon HD 4850. But all in all, that's your call to make of course, but we do include the price in our judgement.
Remember, BFG tops off their products with an extremely long warranty and trade-in program, and that's golden stuff folks. The winner of the two for me is the BFG GeForce 9600 GT OCX. It's pre-selected, tested and has passed a quality analysis allowing it to perform really extreme. You'll love it. And for that we'll happily award it with our top pick award. But prices need to come down just a little bit more. Other than that, two thumbs up. Great products.
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