|XFX GeForce 8800 GTS 320MB XXX Edition Video Card|
|Reviews - Featured Reviews: Video Cards|
|Written by Olin Coles|
|Tuesday, 30 January 2007|
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XFX GeForce 8800 GTS
NVIDIA has added some new spice to the plate with their introduction of a new value-priced GeForce 8800 GTS video card featuring a 320MB video frame buffer. Built on the exact same high performance platform as the previous 640MB version, this new edition to the family offers all of the same great performance at almost half the cost. Gamers will be pleased to see improved framerates, and enthusiasts will see the inexpensive SLi opportunity. The XFX GeForce 8800 GTS 320MB XXX Edition video card offers both, and more!
In this review, I will answer the question that is on everyone's mind: what kind of difference will half the video RAM make on performance? I compared the XFX 8800 GTS 320MB XXX Edition to the FOXCONN 8800 GTS 640MB for the answers. Read on to find out, you just might be surprised.
NVIDIA unified architecture with GigaThread technology
NVIDIA Lumenex Engine
Full Microsoft DirectX 10 Support
Dual 400MHz RAMDACs
Dual Link DVI
NVIDIA SLI Technology
PCI Express Support
NVIDIA PureVideo Technology
OpenGL 2.0 Optimizations and Support
NVIDIA nView Multi-Display Technology
About the company: XFX
Since XFX is so well known in the industry, it may come as a surprise to know that it is actually a division of another company: Pine Technology, Inc.XFX dares to go where the competition would like to, but can't. That's because, at XFX, we don't just create great digital video components - we build all-out, mind-blowing, performance crushing, competition-obliterating video cards and motherboards. Oh, and not only are they amazing, you don't have to live on dry noodles and peanut butter to afford them.
Founded in 1989, PINE Technology designs, develops, manufactures and distributes high-quality digital audio and video devices as well as computer peripherals. PINE also distributes branded computer and communications products. The company's movement into areas such as global B2B eCommerce and software development have helped keep it ahead of the competition. Today, PINE enjoys strategic alliances with companies such as Dell, NEC, Microsoft, Panasonic, Phillips, Ricoh, Samsung, Ingram Micro, Intel, Quantum, Connertech, Pioneer and Fujitsu.Headquartered in Hong Kong, PINE Technology has more than 1,000 employees worldwide, with 16 offices around the globe, four research and development centers strategically located in the Asia Pacific region, and two factories in China.