Inno3D GeForce 8800 GT iChill edition review -
1 - Introduction
Warranty: 3 years
Price: 199 EUR
Hey all, today a review from these wicked folks at Inno3D. Earlier on at launch time we already reviewed their OC model GeForce 8800 GT, today we'll have a look at that other product line from Inno3D, the one that is so much treasured by our audience, the iChill version.
iChill basically boils down towards a better software bundle, better cooling, a decent overclock and a nice price. Within the Inno3D "iChill" range of products however, there are several product lines with different cooling options. Some cards have Zalman cooling, the others have Arctic Cooling products cooling the cards. Today's model has is a cooler with active fan called that originates from Artic cooling, their X1 cooler is pre-applied for you. Good stuff.
Now then, since the green hornets, NVIDIA, gives its partners free choice with respect to factory-based pre-overclocking of the G92 '8800 GT 512 SKU this product ships with a significant higher frequency. The card comes with an overclock from reference 600MHz to 700MHz and uses 512MB of GDDR3 memory clocked at 1,000MHz (2000 MHz effectively).
Yeah, and that's pretty snazzy. But we'll talk about that a little more on the next pages though.
What we'll be doing today is obviously compare the two Inno3D cards, and have a closer look at how the cards perform compared to the competition.
With that being said, let's startup this review where we explain the technical details and test the cards with a game or twelve. Those games include S.t.a.l.k.e.r, F.e.a.r., Crysis, Frontlines: Fuel of war and the one game you'll even get for free with this product, Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2.
Yes, you better prepare yourself for our typical extensive Guru3D review.
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