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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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By shabby on 12/28/2006 3:57:04 PM , Rating: 2
When did they leave... let alone enter the first time?

RE: Re-enters?
By noxipoo on 12/28/2006 4:00:49 PM , Rating: 2
is this the same company that made crappy ram years ago and then turned it around? or am i thinking of something else with overclockers as their name?

RE: Re-enters?
By deeznuts on 12/28/2006 4:24:11 PM , Rating: 2
OCZ was mired in controversy a while back. I left the computer hobby area, came back and then OCZ was all the rage. Took me a while to trust them but they seem like a very good and reputable company now.

I remember some thread where someone showed alleged photos of their operations. They weren't flattering pics lol. But now I use their ram and they have some nice folks over at xtremesystems posting all the time.

RE: Re-enters?
By Gannon on 12/28/2006 7:02:22 PM , Rating: 1
Oh yeah what was the controversy about more specifically?

RE: Re-enters?
By Webgod on 12/29/2006 10:56:24 AM , Rating: 2
OCZ, the original company, started out as some guys selling Socket A Tbird CPU's that were tested to run at higher clock speeds. They did the pencil trick on the CPU bridges that unlocked the CPUs. They were sold at quite a discount from what the real AMD clocked CPU would be sold at. I made the mistake of buying an Athlon 1100 that was an unlocked 750. After many months it wouldn't stay at 1100 stably. I finally had to drop it to 750 MHz, and I paid like $315 for that CPU which is a lot in any case.

They've since been bought out and are basically a new/different company.

RE: Re-enters?
By deeznuts on 12/29/2006 3:30:44 PM , Rating: 1
that and much more lol. they had a picture on their homepage of some huge looking professional building, and someone posted some alleged pictures of their "lab" and it was a disheveled mess which looked like the backroom of a white box store.

RE: Re-enters?
By azander on 12/28/2006 4:06:07 PM , Rating: 2
Ancient history by industry standards.. OCZ actually started out as an enthusiast cooler and GPU company years ago, I know most people know us for our memory now. Some will remember the OCZ Titan 3 five years ago, one of our top sellers at the time.

RE: Re-enters?
By FITCamaro on 12/28/2006 6:06:57 PM , Rating: 2
I've got 2GB of your DDR2-800 in my desktop. Only running it at DDR2-667 though to keep it in line with my FSB but at extremely tight timings. Is a good quality product.

Feel free to send me one of those bad boys as a token of your appreciation for my praise (yes the ricer mazda can stay on it).


RE: Re-enters?
By DSolomon on 12/28/2006 10:12:20 PM , Rating: 2

The Titan 3 didn't take off due to problems with management not allowing us to spend that kind of money securing cards. Plus sparkle wouldn't sell us the cards without any heatsinks so pulling them off to replace with Blue Orb's wasn't jiving either. Ryan tried, but we managed to get only a handfull of cards.

I was in charge of the manual, box art... Kinda ironic how the car theme is still going strong with the OCZ though. (Still have the box for the Titan 3 somewhere! Heh)


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