Tuesday, December 25, 2007


I recenty bought the BFG 8800GT for this up coming system. The computer I am testing this card in is:

Processor: AMD 3800+ X2
RAM: 2 GB CAS 2.5 DDR400
HD: 150 GB 10K Raptor
I tested 3 games to start with all running max settings at 1600x1200.

Bio Shock Demo
Shading and lighting looked off and dark. Played really well, planning on updating the display drivers. might be the game?
Crysis Demo
Everything looked good but the bottleneck was my CPU.
Half-Life 2 Lost Coast
Ran very well with no bottlenecks.

In all three games I hit 70C degrees or more for the 8800GT card. The air flow is good enough where I didn't think this should be an issue. I have heard the heatsink on the GTS is better. For the price the 8800GT is a good buy. I feel when the new Intel processor comes out that I will have some better testing.

Running idle i noticed the card was running pretty warm

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