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.
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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