XFX GF 8800GTX XXX Overclocked Video Card Review :: XFX GF 8800GTX 630M 768M Dual DVI TV XXX Edition Card

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

By Benjamin Sun
XFX GeForce 8800 GTX
 
XFX GF 8800GTX XXX Overclocked Video Card Review
Brand XFX
Model GeForce 8800 GTX
Graphics Chip G80
Graphics Memory Type GDDR3
Memory (MB) 768
Graphics Core Clock (MHz) 630
Memory Clock (MHz) 2000
Memory Speed (ns) 1.0
RAMDAC Frequency (MHz) Dual 400
Active Cooling on Graphics Chip Yes
Heatsink on Memory Yes
Video Capture Yes
Ports
Dual Monitor Support Yes
VGA Out DVI-Ix2
Video In and Out S-Video Out
Package and Support
Printed Manual Yes
Driver CD Yes
Performance Tool Software nTune
Major Games None
Major Software None
VR Glasses No
DVD Player Software None
Video Recording Software N/A

The XFX GF 8800GTX 630M 768M Dual DVI TV XXX Edition card is similar in look to the reference clocked 8800GTX from XFX in many ways. One of the concerns with the 8800 GTX is that it is a long card, being over 23CM in length. I thought the 7900GTX was a long card but the 8800GTX is over an inch longer in length


XFX GF 8800GTX XXX Overclocked Video Card Review Card Front

Card Front

XFX GF 8800GTX XXX Overclocked Video Card Review Cooling Fan

Cooling Fan

XFX GF 8800GTX XXX Overclocked Video Card Review PCI Express

PCI Express

XFX GF 8800GTX XXX Overclocked Video Card Review Card bottom

Card bottom

XFX GF 8800GTX XXX Overclocked Video Card Review Rear of Card

Rear of Card


One change from the XFX 8800GTX 575M card is the color of the PCB is now green like early NVIDIA based graphics cards. The black PCB was so popular that they ran out. The 8800GTX is a 2-slot card, meaning you will need an adjacent slot to the PCI Express x16 slot to install it free. If you want SLIed 8800GTXs make sure that there area four slots free.


XFX GF 8800GTX XXX Overclocked Video Card Review PCI Express power

PCI Express power


The 8800GTX is a bit of a power-hungry monster. Two of them in SLI mode requires 750W PSUs or greater, as recommended by NVIDIA. The XFX card has two PCI Express power connectors, meaning that you'll likely require at least a good-quality 600W PSU to run a single 8800GTX and a 850W PSU to run two (No PSU on NVIDIA's SLI certified list is less than 850W).


XFX GF 8800GTX XXX Overclocked Video Card Review Capacitors

Capacitors

XFX GF 8800GTX XXX Overclocked Video Card Review IO

IO


The 8800GTX has two Dual-Link DVI-I connectors for monitor connections. With the performance of the 8800GTX this allows the 8800 to drive two of the Dell 3007 30 LCD monitors at a resolution of 2560x1600 each. You can also use any combination of two LCD, two CRT with included adapters, a LCD+CRT or a HDTV as your primary monitor to play games on the HDTV.