XFX GF 8800GTX XXX Overclocked Video Card Review :: Conclusion

01-02-2007 · Category: Hardware - Video Cards

By Benjamin Sun

XFX GF 8800GTX XXX Overclocked Video Card Review

The XFX GF 8800GTX 630M 768 M Dual DVI TV XXX Edition video cards is an interesting addition to XFX's lineup. The card is overclocked over the standard 575MHz core/1.8GHz memory 8800GTX, but in many respects the card is CPU limited even on a AMD FX-62 CPU. If you want the fastest, most feature-rich card today, the XFX GF 8800GTX 630 M 768 M Dual DVI TV XXX Editions is it. Ryan, the PR person for XFX says the card should retail about $50 more than the standard card, making it a good choice for those with a Core 2 Extreme X6800 or QX6700.

The new architecture is not without its issues, however. The first issue is with the length of the card. The card may have issues with some cases that have hard drive cages facing the motherboard, as the card reaches the end of the case in the video card test system. I had to install the card at an angle; otherwise it wouldn't slide in as every other video card on the market. NVIDIA still has not released drivers for the 8800 series for Microsoft Vista. The users of Vista are limited to using the regular Vista GUI instead of the new Aero Glass GUI that is part of Vista. NVIDIA has committed to releasing a driver in time for the retail release of Vista, but until they do I can't recommend the GeForce 8800GTX for anyone with the new OS.