Earlier this month, NVIDIA announced their GeForce 88800 GT Graphics Processing Unit (GPU), which fills the gap between the GeForce 8600 GT and the GeForce 8800 GTS in price, but performance is a whole other story. Rumored to have been comparable in performance to the 320MB version of the GeForce 8800 GTS, NVIDIA has introduced an amazing new GPU that is capable of matching the performance of the GeForce 8800 GTS and GeForce 8800 GTX and doesn't wound your wallet deeply.
Inno3D GeForce 8800 GT OC
Today we will be checking out Inno3D's take on the GeForce 8800 GT to determine how well it performs in some of the latest games such as Crysis and Call of Duty 4. Inno3D has been producing graphics cards since being established in 1998 and is a well-known brand in the Europe and Far East.
Compared to the reference GeForce 8800 GT, Inno3D's GeForce 8800 GT OC has slight higher core and memory clocks right out of the box. Although this particular model is not currently listed at their web site, we will follow-up with Inno3D in regards to official clock speeds.
The review sample we received originally matched the clock speeds reported by Guru3D (700MHz Core / 1674MHz Shader / 999MHz Memory), but system instability that persisted while testing Crysis forced us to lower the core clock. After notifying Inno3D, a BIOS update was provided, which had the clock speeds listed in the above table.
The front of the retail box is pictured below, which distinguishes itself from the non-overlocked model with the OVERCLOCK sticker that appears at the top left.
Inno3D GeForce 8800 GT OC
Accessories consist of (1) S-Video to Component adaptor, (1) DVI-D to VGA adaptor, (1) 4-pin Molex to PCI-e Power Connector adaptor, (1) S-Video to Composite Video Out adaptor, Tomb Raider: Anniversary Edition and an installation CD for drivers.
One area of potential concern in regards to the GeForce 8800 GT is the size of the heatsink fan. Most high-end graphics cards feature dual-slot cooling solutions whereas the GeForce 8800 GT employs a thinner, single-slot cooler. However, expect GPU temperatures to exceed 90 °C under load with the default fan speed of 29%.
What about the length of the graphics card? Some GeForce 8800 GTX's owners can tell you that it would not fit in a regular mid-size tower due to the length. As an owner of CoolerMaster's CM690, I can vouch that the Inno3D GeForce 8800 GT OC fits very nicely with room to spare.
My current rig with the Inno3D GeForce 8800 GT OC running with an Intel Quad Core processor and MSI P6N Diamond motherboard is pictured below.