GeForce 8800 GT 512MB SLI review
Posted on: 10/28/2007 03:00 PM

 

The Photos

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.

GeForce 8800 GT reference and BFG OC edition reviews

Here it is, the reference NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT 512MB.  A really nice slim design and has stunning looks. It comes with single slot cooler which is not too noisy thank God.

GeForce 8800 GT reference and BFG OC edition reviews

Hmm, thought .. why not a black PCB? It would be so much cooler to look at, in fact it would have complemented and finished the design in my opinion. Fun info: the two DVI ports support simultaneous HDCP and dual-link (meaning a possible 2560 x 1600 for 30"). This is the first card in the seriers to boast this feature, others being incapable of the feat. Given the fact HDMI is supported natively, manufacturers may choose to integrate a port, or otherwise, you may have to use an (expensive) DVI to HDMI adapter, which blows.

GeForce 8800 GT reference and BFG OC edition reviews

Here we also see DVI connectors, dual-link DVI of course. With the 7-pin HDTV-out mini-din, a user can plug an S-video cable directly into the connector, or use a dongle for YPrPb (component) or composite outputs. The prior 9-pin HDTV-out mini-din connector required a dongle to use S-video, YPrPb and composite outputs. I think by next year we'll see the cards with one HDMI connector on there.

Until that time, you are looking at HDMI/DVI connectivity or the usage of a HDMI dongle.

GeForce 8800 GT reference and BFG OC edition reviews

Here we can see the SLI finger / connector at the top of the PCB. One to be precise, not two as on the flagship GTX models for 3-way SLI.

GeForce 8800 GT reference and BFG OC edition reviews

At the rear end we'll also stumble onto the 6-pin PSU connector. At full load the card can peak at 105 Watt power consumtion. Let's go and have a look at the BFG 8800 GT OC.




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