When we first heard that a 256MB version of the 8800GT was coming out at the $200.00 price range, our first thoughts were damn that is going to kick ATI in the shins. This has panned out to be true in more than one way, for one this is a 256MB card that uses DDR3, not DDR4 memory and has a third less Stream processors than ATIís 512MB DDR4 card, and still keeps up, for another itís priced lower. The ATI HD 3870 is priced at $239.00 around the net, the 256MB 8800GT will be $200.00 this equals a big ouch for the boys in red and black, and puts the green team back in motion again.
This card has a lot to offer from many different viewpoints making it a very appealing 3D solution for those who donít want to spend a lot of money, but still want great graphics and gameplay. It exceeds for a card in its class range and should be a very suitable VGA card for most but the hard-core gamer, who only want thee best card available. The XXX Alpha Dog 256MB Edition 8800GT is a clear winner in the mid level arena. If availability of these cards becomes as widespread as NVIDIA predicts this is going to most likely be the hottest selling 3D card this holiday season. XFX and NVIDIA did a spectacular job on the 8800GT 256MB Edition, its fast enough for most users even in FPS type titles and runs cooler than many of the other cards in its class! This card is definitely an Editorís Choice product for the mid level range, and one that deserves your recognition and your spending money.