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Old 01-11-07, 06:17 PM
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OC3D Review: XFX 8800 GT XXX Alpha Dog Edition

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Old 01-11-07, 06:50 PM
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Wow, pretty nice card, eh?

I am guessing the 10% is an error... :eh:

Loving thing review Kemp, Well done mate.
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Old 01-11-07, 06:56 PM
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Clear your cache mate, it's 92%
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Old 01-11-07, 06:57 PM
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Clear your cache mate, it's 92%
Ah, thats better!

Brilliant write up none the less Kemp!
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Old 01-11-07, 07:27 PM
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Lovely review Kempez
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Old 01-11-07, 07:55 PM
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Nice review........that's one of the cards I'm currently looking at getting......

One small question for you all though, with those 2 sets of mounting holes around the core, what type of GPU water blocks will fit w/wo adapter plates/fittings????? Just wondering if my current Swiftech MCW60 will fit without having to get any sort of adapters.
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Old 01-11-07, 09:51 PM
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Outstanding review.

Completely agree with the summation in the conclusion.

Does beg a question as to what they test the Crysis engine with in-house. Unless they test it at lower resolutions than they think the community are using.

Theoretical Quad SLI, Quad X6850, best mobo, best memory, all overclocked under sub-space temps - and u`ll be "playable" ? - sounds pretty poor dev to me. DX9 tho and it kicks.

Anywho, it`s gotta be the card of choice atm, particularly bang per buck.

Drivers will improve, theres no doubt. Kinda widens the gap between generations when this happens, be interesting to see the same cards tested with those drivers in so many months time. Or maybe by then the top of the range card will be out and the others will be fairly insignificant.

Excellent read, been really looking forward to a trusted opinion on these cards, and the choice of this XFX model caps it all off.

Speaking of the HSF houver tho - can the usual suspects be fitted to this as a replacement ?
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Old 01-11-07, 10:24 PM
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Full cover blocks won't fit at all so I've heard, but blocks fitting just the core should be OK.

As far as Crysis is concerned I don't think it's bad development, it's just a far more stressful game in DX10 mode. You really can tell (even at a low res) why the current gen cards are having problems, there's some awesome effects and detailing in there. The current gen cards (sort of including 8800GT) are still the first batch of cards to come to the market supporting DX10...remember the FX series? You get my point.

Crysis will look truly stunning once we have hardware that can play it at an appropriate level
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Old 01-11-07, 11:52 PM
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Amazingly well done review Kemp

Cant wait to give mine a proper go when I find some free time
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Old 02-11-07, 12:08 AM
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Excellent review

Can't wait to get my hands on one of these myself!
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