BFG GeForce 8800 GTS 512MB OC
As the first NVIDIA board partner to provide a lifetime warranty and factory overclocking on their graphics cards, BFG has earned a loyal following of enthusiasts who swear by their products, and as such, it’s practically a foregone conclusion that they’d provide the same for the GeForce 8800 GTS 512MB GPU. That’s precisely what they’ve done with their GeForce 8800 GTS 512MB OC.
The card is OC’ed to 675MHz core, 25MHz higher than the reference specifications for the GeForce 8800 GTS 512MB. The card’s shaders run at 1675MHz, a figure which is 50MHz higher than stock. BFG sticks with the stock clocks for the board’s memory.
What will really excite BFG fans though is their new trade-in program. Effective as of February 21st, 2008, BFG’s new trade-in program allows all BFG card owners a one time opportunity to upgrade to a faster card as long as the original card purchase occurs within 100 days of the upgrade. The program is currently offered to all North American card owners, so Canadian’s can get in on the action as well.
BFG continues to back their cards up with their excellent customer service and support. BFG maintains 24/7 toll-free tech support, as well as free email support. And of course as we already mentioned, BFG is famous for their lifetime warranty: once you register your card with BFG, you’re covered for life if anything ever goes wrong with your graphics card. (Of course, ten years from now it’s highly doubtful you’ll still be running PCIe 2.0 graphics, but BFG’s warranty will still apply regardless.)
The 8800 GTS OC is the only 512MB SKU BFG provides. Unlike other BFG cards based on other GeForce GPUs which have OC2 and OCX SKUs, BFG has opted to stick with just the “OC” SKU for the GeForce 8800 GTS 512MB. This is because the 8800 GTS 512MB already performs close to the 9800 GTX as it is (just check out the ASUS benchmarks for proof), so a board that’s OC’ed even higher would outperform the GeForce 9800 GTX in some cases, and thus potentially confuse consumers who would expect the 9800 card to run faster than the 8800 GTS.
Like many other BFG cards, BFG bundles their GeForce 8800 GTS 512MB OC without a game bundle, instead BFG includes two DVI adapters, a component video cable, and power adapter.