BFG 8800 GT OCX W/ ThermoIntelligence Video Card Review

Posted: Jun 4 2008, 12:00am CDT | by , Updated: Aug 10 2010, 9:25am CDT , in Computer Hardware


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Features & Specifications
The BFG 8800 GT OCX has a core clock speed of 700 MHz, a memory clock of 2000MHz and a shader clock of 1728 MHz. The card has 112 stream processors and uses 512MB of GDDR3 memory with a 256-bit memory interface. The exclusive ThermoIntelligence cooling solution promises to keep the GPU 30C cooler than a standard heatsink and fan under full load. The card is PCIe 2.0 and HDCP compliant as well.

Test Machine
My test machine has the following specifications:

  • OS- Windows Vista Ultimate SP1 32-bit
  • PSU- Top Power 1100W
  • Mainboard- XFX 790i Ultra
  • RAM- 2GB Kingston HyperX DDR3
  • CPU- Intel QX9770
  • Display- 30-inch Dell

The first test up for the BFG 8800 GT OCX is 3DMark06. I ran 3DMark at default setting in the 3DMark application and default settings in the NVIDIA control panel. The BFG 8800 GT OCX scored as follows on 3DMark06:

  • Total 3DMarks- 14098
  • SM2.0- 6004
  • HDR/SM3.0- 5705
  • CPU- 4667
  • Return to Proxycon- 49.859
  • Firefly Forest- 50.206
  • Canyon Flight- 53.158
  • Deep Freeze- 60.341
  • CPU1- 1.527
  • CPU2- 2.283

To compare 3DMark06 scores the last 8800 GT I reviewed was the XXX edition from XFX. The XFX 8800 GT XXX scored 13546 on a different test machine. The Asus EN9600GT Silent scored 11190 3DMarks and the XFX 9800 GTX Black edition scored 15032 3DMarks.

Call of Duty 4
The first gaming test up is a new game for my test regime. Typically I use Bioshock, but I decided to update to Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare since it is a much more popular game right now. I ran COD4 at a screen resolution of 1600 x 1200 with 2x AA, shadows, specular maps and depth of field on, dynamic lights set to normal, soft smoke edges, rag doll and bullet impacts were on and model and water detail was set to normal. I used Fraps to record frame rate data on the epilogue stage where you rescue the hostage on the plane. Fraps recorded the following frame rate data:

  • Min- 39 fps
  • Avg- 82.57 fps
  • Max- 136 fps

Quake Wars
The next test up for the BFG 8800 GT OCX is Quake Wars. I ran the game at a screen resolution of 2560 x 1600 with 8x AF, 4x AA, shaders on ultra and all other visual settings on high with soft shadows and smooth foliage turned on. Fraps recorded frame rate data on a single player Africa refinery map. Frame rate data was as follows:

  • Min- 21 fps
  • Avg- 39.749 fps
  • Max- 57 fps

The final game test for the BFG 8800 GT OCX was Crysis. I ran Crysis at a screen resolution of 1920 x 1200 with no AA and all visual settings on medium. V-sync was turned off. Fraps recorded frame rate data from the initial beach insertion until the battle with the first enemy soldiers. Fraps recorded the following:

  • Min- 29 fps
  • Avg- 44.118 fps
  • Max- 61 fps

Final Thoughts
The performance that BFG gets out of the 8800 GT OCX is very impressive. The 8800 GT OCX is a very well priced card considering the performance it delivers with an online retail price of $209.99. This is the best performing 8800 GT I have tested.




  • Fantastic performance
  • Quiet
  • Great price


  • No game bundle
  • Dual slot cooling solution

If you are in the market for an NVIDIA 8800 GT, the BFG 8800 GT OCX is the card to shop for. The BFG 8800 GT OCX is simply the best performing 8800 GT that you can buy at any price.


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