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XFX 8800GT Alpha Dog Edition Review - Page 1 of 7

INTRODUCTION

The hot new graphics cards right now are based on the the affordable 8800GT chipset from nVidia. I recently received an XFX 8800GT Alpha Dog Edition graphics card for review. This card came in at standard 8800GT clocking with 256MB of DDR3 memory.

We will take a look at this card, run it through tests with some of the latest games, and then compare it to another 8800GT that I reviewed here recently. How does it stack up? The smaller amount of memory appeared to have made a drastic difference in a few cases. Overall, though, this is an impressive card.

Box Shot

Testing was limited to Windows XP. According to November's browser stats, XP accounts for 57% of visitor hits versus 28% for Vista.

TEST SYSTEM

  • Thermaltake Armor Series Case with Rosewill 550Watt Modular Power Supply
  • BFG nForce 680i SLI Motherboard
  • Intel E6700 Core2 Duo
  • 2GB Corsair XMS 5-5-5-18 800MHz DDR2 RAM
  • Seagate Barracuda 320GB SATA 3.0Gb/s 7200RPM Hard Drive
  • Auzentech X-Fi Prelude 7.1 Sound Card
  • Chimei CMV 221D-NBC 22" Widescreen LCD Monitor
  • Microsoft Windows XP Pro with SP2 and DirectX 9.0c
  • Some optical drives

Back of the Box

PACKAGE CONTENTS

  • XFX 8800GT Alpha Dog Edition graphics card
  • XFX Driver Installation Disc
  • 2 DVI to VGA Adapters
  • HDTV Cable
  • 6 pin PCI-E Power Cable
  • S-Video Cable
  • User Guide
  • Lost Planet
  • Do Not Disturb Door Handle Hang Tag

Contents

Next Page: The XFX 8800GT Alpha Dog Edition and 3dMark06

Last Updated on January 7, 2007


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