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BFG GeForce 7800 GTX OC Review - Page 10 of 10

CONCLUSION

At this relatively early stage of the 7800 GTX all of various vendors you could purchase a card from are using the NVIDIA reference design. The natural question then becomes what differentiates the multitude of differently branded offerings? The bundle is one thing to look at and BFG does a decent job with it. Another area is of course the price of which BFG remains competitive. Getting more bang for your buck in the way of overclocked hardware like the BFG 7800 GTX OC is another. BFG never has included any kind of out-of-the-box overclocking utility but RivaTuner and NVTweak do an excellent job at that already and they're free. BFG has always touted their Lifetime Warranty which customers continue to praise. So, there are a number of ways one could go when determining which card is the right one for them.

I didn't really touch on overclocking that much and again it was mainly due to my CPU bottleneck. I was able to run everything rock solid at 495/1370 which is on par with what others are seeing out of this card. I ran RTHDRIBL for 24 hours at 500/1370 with no problems at all.

I was able to bench 3DMark 2003 and 2005 at a core of 505MHz but that was not stable in either F.E.A.R. or Dungeon Siege II. My 3DMark 2003 scores were 16,532 (default) and 17,568 (overclocked). 3DMark 2005 came in at 8,094 (default) and 8,348 (overclocked). The overclocked moniker of this card definitely rings true.

I hope this review was interesting and helpful in your decision making process. BFG Technologies reputation is hard to beat and the BFG GeForce 7800 GTX OC is clearly an excellent product.

PROS

  • Overclocks as advertised and more
  • BFG Technologies' Lifetime Warranty
  • T-Shirt
  • HDTV breakout box and splitter
  • Teflon Mouse Pads
  • Sturdy double boxed packaging
  • Good install documentation

CONS

  • Outdated Ulead VideoStudio 7


CHANGE LOG

 

Please feel free to post any questions or comments in this thread of our forums.

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Last Updated on August 15, 2005


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