Tuesday, January 15th 2008

XFX GeForce 8800GS 680M 384MB Alpha Dog Edition Spotted

Following ASUS's latest GeForce release the day before, new XFX graphics card has also been spotted. The XFX GeForce 8800GS 680M 384MB Alpha Dog Edition (PV-T88S-FDD4) uses self-designed black PCB and single slot cooling solution. The card is also factory overclocked to 680MHz/1600MHz(core/memory). Expreview reports that this product will hit the market in January 16th with suggested price of around 160 EURO or about USD $238.

Source: Expreview
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42 Comments on XFX GeForce 8800GS 680M 384MB Alpha Dog Edition Spotted

#1
Mussels
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you could easily throw another cooler on it. stick an accelero S1 and it will be completely silent, as it has no fan.
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#2
nonax
Thanx for the advise! I will if they won't take it back.
Downside is ofcourse that I'll lose my warranty.
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Tatty_One
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by: nonax
Thanx for the advise! I will if they won't take it back.
Downside is ofcourse that I'll lose my warranty.
No you wont, if something goes wrong with the card, you just put the origional cooler back on before you RMA it.....simple really.
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#4
candle_86
XFX allows aftermarket cooling without voiding warranty actully
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#5
Paulieg
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by: nonax
I recently purchased this card and am not really satisfied. Ok, the card seems to perform well but it's fan makes more noise than my vacuum cleaner! Even when it has no hard work to do. For a friend I've put a HD3850 in his machine, but that one you can hardly hear. Now I'm going to try to get me money back :(
Just use Rivatuner, and set the fan speed to a good mix of cooling and noise level. Very easy to do.
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#6
candle_86
yea i wouldnt go for a 3850, if you must get an older 8800GTS 320
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#7
dwax
by: Paulieg
Just use Rivatuner, and set the fan speed to a good mix of cooling and noise level. Very easy to do.
I tried that and never worked. Either Rivatuner don't recognize the card, or it's locked in the bios. So I put the Zalman VF 900-CU on it. Now you can just barely hear the fan. :)
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#8
ChillyMyst
3850=better buy all around in my exp........
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#9
ChillyMyst
by: nonax
Thanx for the advise! I will if they won't take it back.
Downside is ofcourse that I'll lose my warranty.
xfx warr covers any cooling u wana put on, its kickass!!!!
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#10
Mussels
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rivatuner doesnt work with the latest Nv drivers. Gotta wait for it tup update, or drop back a few versions.
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#11
farlex85
by: dwax
I tried that and never worked. Either Rivatuner don't recognize the card, or it's locked in the bios. So I put the Zalman VF 900-CU on it. Now you can just barely hear the fan. :)
You might need to edit the config file. I had to manually add gts(g92) to get it to work properly. Hunt around on the guru3d site, you should be able to find something.:)
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#12
Titus
I dig up this thread ;)

You can't change fanspeed of the XFX 880oGS : it's blocked on 100% and the connector is a 2 pins one so, no v-mod ;)
Riva Tuner ( updated in its cfg file ) recognize the card but can't modify fan speed ( see up ).

I opted for a Zalman VF900-Cu too :D ... assembly on next tuesday :cool:
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Mussels
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by: Titus
I dig up this thread ;)

You can't change fanspeed of the XFX 880oGS : it's blocked on 100% and the connector is a 2 pins one so, no v-mod ;)
Riva Tuner ( updated in its cfg file ) recognize the card but can't modify fan speed ( see up ).

I opted for a Zalman VF900-Cu too :D ... assembly on next tuesday :cool:
that info would be valuable to some, thanks for that.
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#14
trt740
by: nonax
Thanx for the advise! I will if they won't take it back.
Downside is ofcourse that I'll lose my warranty.
I put a Thermaltake dual orb on mine and it is flat out great for these cards. It's near silent , looks great and my card doesn't break 43c underload plus it has six blue leds, it's solid copper and ha ram heastsinks out the AZZ. The accelero s1 cools better but is alot bigger (and is not as good looking). These 8800 gs run even cooler than the 8800gt and 8800 gts about 10 to 17 degrees with the same cooler so it doesn't take much. The accelero is the best cooler for temperature, but these cards run so cool they need little or nothing. I thought the 3870, 8800gt and 8800gts ran cool but these are even cooler running.
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#15
trt740
Here is a example of my temps

with a pretty good overclock.

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#17
trt740
by: candle_86
mine does fine on a VF-700
I believe it would and its cheaper but the orb lets my ram run at ddr2000
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