BFG GeForce 8800 GTS OC 320MB - Pleasantly Surprised.

They make noise, too.

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BFG GeForce 8800 GTS OC 320MB - Pleasantly Surprised.

Post by Takhisos » Thu Feb 22, 2007 8:07 am

Well as the topic says, its not bad! Obviously its fairly fast, but actually pretty quiet!

I've had a HIS X1950Pro just before this, and I've got to say this seems to be on par with it. I don't have any fancy test equipment, but thats how it sounds.

I just thought I'd share that info.. I'm yet to run it in and test it with various fan speeds as I only started playing with it last night but its running at 60% at the moment and it sounds ok.

You can get one at ... =GX-039-BG for just under £200...

So.. yeah.. Any Q's?

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Post by angelkiller » Thu Feb 22, 2007 10:25 am

I too, have a X1950pro (With an X2 installed). Can you give some temperatures of the 8800GTS? And could you also provide temps of your X1950pro to compare them to??

How is the performance compared to the X1950? Is it worth the upgrade? What CPU and case (for size) do you use?

Sorry for asking so many questions, I've been thinking about an upgrade, but I wasn't sure about noise and performance compared to what I already have.

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Post by Takhisos » Thu Feb 22, 2007 4:46 pm

Ok well..

I didn't really have the X1950Pro long enough to compare as I was disappointed with the performance in some games (Oblivion) and returned it in for a swap.. The 8800 does a good job. Have a look for some reviews online, but it seems to level peg with the X1950XTX at lower resolutiones only... The extra Ram makes some difference, but I have a 22" TFT that only goes to 1680 anyway so I don't really care too much about that end of the card..

In terms of Temps at the moment i'm ambient at 47C according to Riva and the card is sitting at about 58C at 60% fan speed. I've got Riva set up to jump to 80% at 60C and then 100% at 65C.. Runs sweet while playing BF2 and just about anything I can throw at it.

Check my Signature for sys spec.. Hopefully that was off some use!

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Post by shunx » Sat Mar 03, 2007 3:49 pm

How loud is the GPU's stock fan compared to the Nexus 120mm in your case?

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Post by PopCorn » Sat Mar 03, 2007 3:56 pm

i dont have my 8800gts yet its planed to arive on monday... but all the reviews iv read say its about 9 inches long ... sorry i dont know what that is in CM i think its 39??

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Post by spookmineer » Sat Mar 03, 2007 8:12 pm

9 x 2.54 = 22.68 cm.

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Post by nutball » Sun Mar 04, 2007 12:51 am

Sorry if this post is something of a loose end in this thread, I sort of wanted to post this data-point somewhere without spamming the board with a new thread!

I put rig together yesterday for a mate. He's not a silence fanatic, but I thought I'd do him a favour and make it as quiet as I could without going overboard.

So, specs:

- Antec Solo
- A64 3800+
- Inno3D 8800GTS 640MB
- Samsung SP250C
- Tagan TG420-U01 psu
- Ninja using stock Scythe fan at low end of a fan-mate
- Tri-cool on in the rear
- intake NMB-MAT 92mm fan at low end of a fan-mate
- MSI N9F Neo mobo

Fitting-wise there wasn't a problem getting the card in to the Solo, though in a machine with more than one drive it could maybe be a bit more problematic.

Noise: overall the 8800GTS fan was the most intrusive source of noise, by a fair margin. This was, as I said, in a machine which wasn't particularly optimised for silence (otherwise I'd have used different fans, PSU, drive, and suspended the drive rather than using the drive sleds! :)).

Power: 150W idle, a brief peak at 195W at first switch on, 225W under load (1 instance each of Prime95 + RTHDRIBL).

My €0.02.

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