The EVGA 8800GT 1GB AKIMBO is an interesting card in many respects. The performance is not up to the 9800GTX but it is close being that the two cards share the same video chip just with 16 SPs disabled. The main selling point of this card is the AKIMBO cooling solution as it kept the card noticeably cooler during operation, about 15-20C cooler according to NVIDIA’s temperature monitoring software.
EVGA Tech Support and Warranty are second to none in the industry with a Limited Lifetime Warranty, 24/7 Toll Free Technical Support and the Step-Up Program that allows you to upgrade the video card up to 90 days after the card was purchased, giving the owner the peace of mind that he can just pay up the difference between the new card and the old one if he wants. One thing about this card is the selling price is the same as a 9800GTX making the choice rather interesting.