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Written by Olin Coles   
Monday, 06 November 2006
Table of Contents: Page Index
FOXCONN GeForce 8800 GTS 640MB Video Card
Closer Look
Accessories
Testing: Setup
Testing: Light Stress Benchmarks
Testing: Heavy Benchmarks
Conclusion

GeForce 8800 GTS 640MB

As this article goes to press, the weather outside is quickly changing into winter conditions and the temperature outside is fast approaching freezing. Soon there will be snow in the hills, which has me imagining an early start for the ski season with midweek trips up to Lake Tahoe for snowboarding, and maybe even catch up on some back-country skiing. Fortunately the creative minds at NVIDIA have made certain that it won’t be cold indoors, not with the recent hardware and game releases. Benchmark Reviews is very pleased to debut the fabled codename G80 line of video cards for a world premier release.

FOXCONN GeForce 8800 GTS by NVIDIA

Summer has smoldered straight into autumn thanks to a few great gaming releases, such as Company of Heroes and Battlefield 2142. It seems NVIDIA timed this release very well since ATI is now coping with the recent acquisition by AMD, which has helped create the possible delay of the new R600 technology until 2007. But don’t you worry, because even the most die-hard ATI fanboy will come to appreciate what NVIDIA has developed in the GeForce 8800 GTX and GTS. What I’m about to show you might even make you reconsider your allegiance.

FOXCONN Model FV-N88SMBD2-OD: short for PERFORMANCE.

Once you become accustomed to change, you learn that some things have really remained the same. In previous models, NVIDIA has taken to giving each model of video card a level designating suffix. While GeForce buffs may recall that the GTS suffix hasn’t been around for the past five generations, it returns in this eighth generation of GPU’s to replace what used to be the GT edition as the second most powerful product in series. While it seems curiously restrictive to begin your brand new series of video cards with the model number 8800, it is just like NVIDIA to shoot for the moon and then let everything that doesn’t make it there fall into a series somewhere under this model. This is where the GTS version comes into action as the second level offering for the 8800 series.

FV-N88SMBD2-OD Key features

  • Support GigaThread Technology
  • Support DirectX 10, SM 4.0, OpenGL 2.0
  • Support SLI Technology
  • 16x full-screen anti-aliasing
  • True 128-bit floating point high dynamic-range (HDR) lighting
  • Support Quantum Effects Technology
  • Support 2560x1600 resolution displays
  • Support Pure Video Technology
  • Support ForceWare UDA
  • Built for Microsoft Windows Vista

About the Company: FOXCONN

Foxconn is the registered trade name of Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd., a global leader in the design, manufacture, and distribution of advanced computer, communications, and consumer electronics components, including motherboards, graphics cards, CPU coolers, barebone systems, and chassis for personal computer desktops and servers. With over three decades of demonstrated manufacturing excellence, Hon Hai sets the standard in the industry for product quality and reliability, customer support, and value. In 2005 Hon Hai had sales of $25 billion (USD).

The Channel Service Division (CSD), part of the PCE Business Group of Hon Hai, is Hon Hai's worldwide organization for servicing channel customers. Guided by the mantra "The Art of More", CSD is dedicated to making it simpler and more affordable for its customers to offer superior information systems to their consumer and enterprise customers. CSD serves a network of distributors and OEM customers in Asia, EMEA, and the Americas.

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