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...with OCZ GeForce 8800 GTX

OCZ Technology has reentered the graphics card market with its latest OCZ 8800 GTX. The new OCZ 8800 GTX arrives clocked at the stock 575 MHz core and 1800 MHz memory speeds. It’s equipped with 768MB of GDDR3 memory on a 384-bit memory interface. While the initial specifications sound like a run-of-the-mill GeForce 8800 GTX based card OCZ Technology has a few tricks up their sleeves.

Each OCZ 8800 GTX is equipped with premium GDDR3 memory. The memory is also additionally screened to give users greater overclocking headroom. OCZ Technology doesn’t mention how high the cards can overclock.

Nevertheless, OCZ Technology VP of Marketing and Communications, Alex Mei claims "By providing the best components, then hand screening them we can ensure the best hardware platform in which tweakers can start overclocking. This allows high end consumers to overclock to fit thier unqiue personal requirements."

Expect the OCZ 8800 GTX to hit the usual retailers tomorrow. Pricing is expected to be a little higher than competing GeForce 8800 GTX based cards.

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RE: Looks like a nice card but..
By sviola on 12/28/2006 3:52:07 PM , Rating: 2
Altought this is good news, they could have kept the black pcb or even go for another color and could also have done something different on the hsf area.

RE: Looks like a nice card but..
By Goty on 12/28/06, Rating: 0
RE: Looks like a nice card but..
By azander on 12/28/2006 4:11:02 PM , Rating: 3
Thanks for the feedback sviola. Right now we can offer consumers a little extra on teh memory side and the complete hand screening, but we are working on next gen cards that make use of our own coolers. We hope to continually add more value to this line.

RE: Looks like a nice card but..
By sviola on 12/28/2006 5:37:17 PM , Rating: 1
That's great. I enjoy OCZ products (have memo, psu and flash drive :D) for their quality and performance. And I think this board will be another great addition for the OCZ line-up.

I have one suggestion, tough, on the HSF, you guys could go with some proprietary design (maybe a tec+air or watercooling).

RE: Looks like a nice card but..
By Gannon on 12/28/06, Rating: 0
RE: Looks like a nice card but..
By clayclws on 12/28/2006 6:00:44 PM , Rating: 2
We would choose OCZ over XFX, BFG, ASUS, etc...because...???

Is the memory your single most important selling point?

RE: Looks like a nice card but..
By Gannon on 12/28/2006 6:53:52 PM , Rating: 1
They're trying to cash in on dumb gamers... and who can blame them?

RE: Looks like a nice card but..
By feraltoad on 12/29/2006 1:25:33 AM , Rating: 2
Didn't you see where it said "hand screening"? Everyone will pay more for something that was hand silk screened, like that awesome green car. It's hot. Three words: your friends, jealous.

RE: Looks like a nice card but..
By DSolomon on 12/29/2006 1:39:22 AM , Rating: 2
How will you go about "hand screening" ... If you are pushing a lot of supply, there is no way you can hand screen these cards. That would involve setting up workstations to test these cards in and the man hours to test the cards capable limits would cost a lot of money.

I've been around the, "Hand Testing" tag before. It's impossible to do such a thing in mass quantities.

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