BFG GeForce GTX 280 OC edition review
Posted by Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 06/18/2008 01:00 PM [ 0 comment(s) ]
On the next few pages we'll show you some photos. The images were taken at 2560x1920 pixels and then scaled down. The camera used was a Sony DCS-F707 5.1 MegaPixel.
So here you can see the packaging of the card we are putting through testing phases today. The BFG GeForce GTX 280 OC. The card comes with no less than 1GB of memory.
Two times dual-link DVI supporting the highest resolutions. I wonder at what point in time we'll see HDMI or display port embedded on the cards -- the board partners are hesitating so much. Graphics cards these days are getting pretty darn popular for HD playback through HTPC's. At GPU level everything is ready for both standards. This card is also Fully HD compliant including HDCP protection.
The cooler is really efficient, yet it has to be, as there's a lot of heat to be moved away from that GPU for sure. The design ended up being dual-slot. Hard to spot (a little too dark) to the right carefully hidden behind a rubber strap, two SLI fingers. So if you really want to go nuts, two SLI fingers can get you three-way SLI. Also present a is a SPDIF input. Basically you can lead an SPDIF wire from your soundcard or mainboard towards the GeForce card and then output sound through HDMI.
The GeForce GTX 280 needs to be connected to both a 6-pin and 8-pin power supply connector. Your power supply should rate a minimum of 500-550 Watts.
The last photo before we close down the PC, and startup our benchmark session.
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.