BFG GeForce GTX 280 OC edition review -
1 - Introduction
BFG GeForce GTX 280 OC edition
Info: BFG Technology
Team green, NVIDIA, released their new flagship product to the market, a 1400 million transistor counting piece of merchandise that raises the bar of single-GPU graphics processing. Of course that's just not enough for some manufacturers. So BFG figured, hey for the same launch price we can introduce a slightly overclocked version, fire off a life-time warranty at it and slap an OC label on there.
And so they did, today a review on BFG's GeForce GTX 280 1024MB OC edition. It had to go something like this; the minute BFG finished designing this product they got all giddily and figure .. ooh we gotta send Hilbert one ! Yeah it's not busy, we can manage another review ;)
So a couple of days ago, prior to the actual GTX 200 series product launch, we received that OC model from BFG. And guys .. it surely does impress. Now then, please understand that this article will not go through the in-depth paces as our reference review, so we'll stick a bit more to the basics. You guys learned from that reference review that with the help of CUDA there's a lot more to the modern day graphics cards than gaming. Yet for this review we will shift over to the purpose you'll actually buy this product for ... gaming.
And gaming is just so much fun with a card of this caliber. So over the next few pages, a brief into to the GeForce GTX 280, the BFG bundle and a little chat about warranty, a comparative test between the reference clocked models and this OC version and obviously .. the man, the plan, the one and only .. the verdict.
But first a quick peek at the product we are reviewing today.
BFG have worked their magic again and teamed up with the guys and gals from CoolLIT systems, a company designing sometimes awkward yet always interesting cooling products. As such BFG released two products based on CoolIT's cooling; here at Guru3D we will test and review the BFG GeForce GTX 295 H2OC (limited edition), that's a self-contained easy to install liquid cooling solution preinstalled onto the GeForce GTX 295 filled with coolant and everything; this kit has a 120mm fan, radiator, pump, graphics card cooling block, tubing and reservoir all ready to be inserted into the PC for some tender love and care in your gaming experience.
BFG GeForce GTX 295 H20 review (water cooling)
BFG is the first to bring a liquid-cooled GeForce GTX 295 to the market. As extravagant liquid cooling a GeForce GTX 295 really is, the end results in cooling performance, gaming performance and the incredible aesthetics a product like this offers is extraordinary. So in this article we'll chat a little about the GTX 295 technology, then have a look at BFG's bundle, a really extensive photo-shoot, look at performance with the hottest games available, overclock it until it nearly dies... and then sum it all up in our verdict.
BFG GeForce GTX 285 OCX review
We'll look at BFG finest GeForce GTX 285 offering. See, just like many of NVIDIA's board partners BFG offers the product in several flavors. The offer their regular OC edition, yet also OC+, OC2 and OCX editions. They've got quite a range. We'll explain the difference over the next few pages. Let us have a peek of what's under the hood of the BFG GeForce GTX 285 OCX.
BFG GeForce GTX 280 OCX review
OCX is short for 'Overclocking eXtreme' and it literally boils down to the fact that this is BFG's most high-end specced product in whatever the product range might be. Today we take the fastest NVIDIA graphics card available on the planet. The GeForce GTX 280. A 1400 million transistor counting piece of merchandise that raises the bar of single-GPU graphics processing.