XFX 8800 GTS 320mb Fatal1ty Edition
XFX have somewhat of a reputation to uphold in the video card market. As one of nVidia's biggest AIB's they supply some of the fastest clocked cards money can buy.
Today I am looking at a card they have teamed up with Jonathan "Fatal1ty" Wendell to make. Their "PROFESS1ONAL" series are a set of cards clocked even higher than the rest of their cards, straight out of the factory. With 320mb DDR3 onboard and clock very high, how will it match up to a 640mb card? Let's see...
As usual with their Profess1onal series, XFX have gone for the bright red and black packaging on the box. This would definitely stand out on the shelves as it is a striking and interesting design. The flipside, of course, is that XFX insist on putting Fatal1ty's face on everything, which could be enough to put people off.
XFX have put together a nice little software package for the 8800GTS Fatal1ty Edition card. In the box is Lost Planet, which although is not to my taste, is a DirectX 10 game and a fairly big release. I was a little disappointed with the lack of HDTV hardware included but then you have to bear in mind that this is a card aimed at gamers and not HTPC enthusiasts. Also an S-Video adapter is included so most people should be able to get by with this.
* Manual and Instructions booklet
* Quick Install Guide
* S-Video guide sheet
* Driver CD
* XFX "Don't disturb me I'm gaming" door sign
* Lost Planet Full game
* 1 x S-Video to S-Video connector
* 1 x DVI to VGA connector
Product Name: GF 8800 GTS 650M 320MB DDR3 DUAL DVI TV
Package Contents: S-Video Cable, DVI Adaptor x 2, HDTV Component Adaptor
Main Description: GEFORCE 8800 GTS 650M 320MB / DUAL DVI
Supplemental Description: HDCP / HDTV / PCI-E / DDR3 / RoHS / Vista
UPC Number: 778656044326
Chipset: GF 8800 GTS
BUS Type: PCI-E
GPU Clock 650 MHz
Memory Bus 320 bit
Memory Type DDR3
Memory Size 320MB
Memory Speed 2.0 GHz
Shader clock 1500 MHz
Cooling Type FANSINK
TV OUT YES
DVI OUT YES (DUAL)
DUAL-LINK DVI YES (DUAL)
Max Supported Resolution 2560x1600
NVIDIA-SLI READY YES
Windows Vista Ready YES
Low Profile Compatible NO
Specs are looking good, let's take a look at the card.