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Clay 07-20-04 05:15 PM

Sat's BFG GeForce 6800 GT OC Review
 
Ed "saturnotaku" Piotrowski has finished his review of the BFG GeForce 6800 GT OC. This is a singular review of the BFG 6800 GT OC. Although not compared against another card, Ed does provide a variety of benchmarks and some helpul insight as to what this card has to offer.

http://www.nvnews.net/reviews/bfg_ge...oc/index.shtml

OWA 07-20-04 06:22 PM

Re: Sat's BFG GeForce 6800 GT OC Review
 
Looks good so far. Just a quick note, I get an error when clicking the link at the bottom of the first page ("Next Page: Test setup and Forceware drivers"). If I click the link in the TOC, it works.

This is the error:

The requested URL /reviews/bfg_geforce_6800_gt_oc/page_2.shtml was not found on this server.

Edit: Nice review Ed. I was particularly interested in it because your CPU is close to mine and I'm also using a GT. Very nicely done. I look forward to the CPU scaling article as well as I'm currently contemplating upgrading my mobo and CPU.

stncttr908 07-20-04 06:53 PM

Re: Sat's BFG GeForce 6800 GT OC Review
 
Yep, the link on the first page to the second has an underscore in the filename, it should go to page2.shtml not page_2.shtml. Just wanted to point that out.

Nice review as always.

Clay 07-20-04 06:55 PM

Re: Sat's BFG GeForce 6800 GT OC Review
 
Thanks guys, I fixed the broken link to page2.shtml. ;)

Sazar 07-20-04 07:08 PM

Re: Sat's BFG GeForce 6800 GT OC Review
 
excellent review :)

nice figures :D

btw seems to be a problem wrt images m8...

when I click on the pics they don't enlarge :confused:

/me feeds viagra to the pics...

-edit-

nm only seems to be affecting pics on the first page (ie the ET pic and the one below it)

ok these are the ones that don't work for me...

ET/serious sam/amped/far cry/ut2k4/nalu pic..

the ones that do work are Halo and Painkiller...

can anyone else dbl check?

zillatech 07-20-04 08:15 PM

Re: Sat's BFG GeForce 6800 GT OC Review
 
How about the noise of this card?? I've read on some other sites that its noticeably louder than the X800's and read an end-user review that said the whining pitch of the fan drives him crazy?

I am ready to buy this card except that “noise” is an issue for me and I really don’t want to listen to a video card fan all the time so “how loud is it?”

Clay 07-20-04 08:53 PM

Re: Sat's BFG GeForce 6800 GT OC Review
 
@saz...I don't have any problems :confused:

OWA 07-20-04 08:56 PM

Re: Sat's BFG GeForce 6800 GT OC Review
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by zillatech
How about the noise of this card?? I've read on some other sites that its noticeably louder than the X800's and read an end-user review that said the whining pitch of the fan drives him crazy?

I am ready to buy this card except that “noise” is an issue for me and I really don’t want to listen to a video card fan all the time so “how loud is it?”

Just the BFG one or GTs in general? I have an eVGA GT and an X800 Pro and I can't tell a difference in the noise level. My systems are fairly quiet and I can't hear either one above the system noise. Although, on boot you can hear the GT as the fan revs up. Can you provide the link to the review where they mentioned that?

Edit: As far the pics, I can't enlarge any of them until I reach Halo. From Halo on, it works for me. Actually, just make mine a double of what Saz is having. I'm having issues with the same pics.

Edit 2: zillatech, actually, I have read that some have had problems with the fan rubbing against the enclosure when first getting them. It may have been that problem that the reviewer mentioned (b/c it is a loud and annoying sound and could take a while to go away).

MUYA 07-20-04 09:03 PM

Re: Sat's BFG GeForce 6800 GT OC Review
 
Good Stuff Ed...damn nice OC man! :D

Son Goku 07-20-04 09:45 PM

Re: Sat's BFG GeForce 6800 GT OC Review
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Sazar
can anyone else dbl check?

I tried it earlier, in IE I had probs with them not enlarging. Then selected "open in another window" and got the page can not be displayed error.

BRB, let me try Mozilla as well, for comparison.

Edit: seems to work fine in Mozilla but not IE

Clay 07-20-04 09:53 PM

Re: Sat's BFG GeForce 6800 GT OC Review
 
Ok, I've tried in Firefox without any problems. In IE there is an error because of a javascript "invalid argument" error...the js statement just isn't complete, looking into it now...

zillatech 07-20-04 09:56 PM

Re: Sat's BFG GeForce 6800 GT OC Review
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by OWA
Just the BFG one or GTs in general? I have an eVGA GT and an X800 Pro and I can't tell a difference in the noise level. My systems are fairly quiet and I can't hear either one above the system noise. Although, on boot you can hear the GT as the fan revs up. Can you provide the link to the review where they mentioned that?

Edit: As far the pics, I can't enlarge any of them until I reach Halo. From Halo on, it works for me. Actually, just make mine a double of what Saz is having. I'm having issues with the same pics.

Edit 2: zillatech, actually, I have read that some have had problems with the fan rubbing against the enclosure when first getting them. It may have been that problem that the reviewer mentioned (b/c it is a loud and annoying sound and could take a while to go away).

In general, reviews have said that the GT's are louder than the X800's and I recently ditched my X800 Pro to wait for Nvidia's 6800 GT's/Ultras. From what you’re saying the GT sounds like it has "acceptable" noise levels. Also, since you have both the X800 Pro and the GT, which one do you prefer and why? I myself have come to love Nvidia's drivers and game compatibility


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