Company: BFG Technologies
Authour: Mark 'Ratchet' Thorne
Date: October 29th, 2005
Other than the increased clockspeeds there really isn't anything else noteworthy regarding the BFG 7800 GT OC. It's reference through and through in fact.
The other impression I got, at least when I popped open the box, was that there are no games included in the retail bundle. The good news though is that NVIDIA and Activision recently struck a deal to give exclusive rights to NVIDIA partners, like BFG, which allows them to bundle Call of Duty 2 with their retail cards. A brand new kick ass game like Call of Duty 2 certainly jacks up the added value. There was no actual game or a voucher with these cards, but shipping retail versions should include Call of Duty 2 in some form. I would be willing to bet that if you recently bough a 7800 GT from BFG without CoD2 bundled then BFG would be happy to send along a free copy as well.
Fancy coolers with colored PCBs are all good things to have but I'm not going to slight BFG for keeping costs down. After all, when it comes right down to it the real value of a card comes from performance and image quality. Those two things (particularly the first) are all everyone really cares about, and with the 7800 GT OCs performance increase over the stock 7800 GT there's no reason to settle for something slower.
Speed boosted from the factory with a lifetime warranty and excellent support options, the BFG 7800 GT OC should be on your short list when shopping for a kick ass graphics card this holiday season.
- SLI is whiplash fast
- Previous major SLI limitations are no more
- Speed boost from the factory
- Excellent overclocking
- Single slot cooler
- Lifetime Warranty
- Loud when SLI is enabled
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