July 9th, 2008
PCPer BFG GeForce 8800 GT and 9600 GT OCX ThermoIntelligence Review
To say that the graphics market has shifted a bit in the last month would be quite an understatement. We have gone from a somewhat stagnate field of competitors living off the GPUs built on G80 and R600 to the era of NVIDIA’s GT200-based GTX 200-series and AMD’s RV770-based HD 4800-series cards. Just prior to those releases BFG sent over a pair of new cards that might seem a bit out dated but still have the power and pricing needed to get some attention.
This review of both of these new cards, the BFG GeForce 9600 GT OCX TI and the BFG GeForce 8800 GT OCX TI, will focus on how these new additions from BFG differ from any previous reference models of their respective GPUs and how they fit into today’s highly fluid market of graphics cards.
What exactly does all that suffix terminology get you exactly? BFG’s “OCX” brand indicates their fastest overclocked models and the “TI (ThermoIntelligence)” brand is for unique (non-reference) cooling designs.