Thursday, March 27th 2008

BFG Announces 9600 GT OC2

BFG Technologies announced today the BFG NVIDIA GeForce 9600 GT OC2 512MB PCI Express 2.0 graphics card for a suggested retail price of $249.99 USD.

“The BFG NVIDIA GeForce 9600 GT OC2 512MB graphics card offers the same powerfully immersive entertainment experience as standard models, but is OC2 overclocked to deliver improved frame rates and better overall performance in the hottest Microsoft DirectX 10 games”, said John Malley, senior director of marketing for BFG Technologies. “Couple two BFG NVIDIA GeForce 9600 GT OC2 graphics cards together with an NVIDIA nForce motherboard for an optimal graphics platform, giving you the gaming horsepower to handle the most demanding games with NVIDIA SLI technology.”

BFG NVIDIA GeForce 9600 GT OC2 512MB
  • Core Clock: 690MHz (vs. 650MHz standard)
  • Shader Clock: 1750MHz (vs. 1625MHz standard)
  • Memory Data Rate: 1880MHz (vs. 1800MHz standard)
Source: BFG
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15 Comments on BFG Announces 9600 GT OC2

#2
ShadowFold
I dont get why its twice the price..
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#3
[I.R.A]_FBi
and some fool is going to buy this to be uber leet
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#4
jocksteeluk
by: ShadowFold
I dont get why its twice the price..
its because BFG have built up a false sense of uber prestige to the point that they think they can charge a 100% mark up on the standard rivals offerings.

This 9 series set of cards is a joke when in terms of being an upgrade from the medium/high end 8 series products.
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#5
Ragheed
EVGA's 9600 GT SSC has higher clocks (740/1950) and sells for $220.
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#6
ShadowFold
by: Ragheed
EVGA's 9600 GT SSC has higher clocks (740/1950) and sells for $220.
lol pwnt

I have noticed BFG's stuff is overpriced. I think its because they sell there stuff at best buy.
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#7
1c3d0g
by: ShadowFold
lol pwnt

I have noticed BFG's stuff is overpriced. I think its because they sell there stuff at best buy.
They are overpriced for sure. 5 years ago it made sense, because they were the best NVIDIA graphics card manufacturer around (that is, after Visiontek went ATI-only), they had the best warranty, the best service etc. But ever since XFX/EVGA (and now I hear even Leadtek/Zotac) burst onto the scene and offered better products at a better price, BFG seemed to be left in the dust and are still doing things the old way. If they don't change soon, I'm afraid they won't last much longer. Adapt or die. :ohwell:
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#8
PVTCaboose1337
Graphical Hacker
That is very fail. Only a few easy mhz for a good ocer... and $100 difference...
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#9
Easy Rhino
Linux Advocate
wow.i got my msi 9600gt OC for 150 bucks. it works great and has faster clock speeds.
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#10
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
ridiculous, this is the price the 9800GTX should be at, if that.
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#11
eidairaman1
by: 1c3d0g
They are overpriced for sure. 5 years ago it made sense, because they were the best NVIDIA graphics card manufacturer around (that is, after Visiontek went ATI-only), they had the best warranty, the best service etc. But ever since XFX/EVGA (and now I hear even Leadtek/Zotac) burst onto the scene and offered better products at a better price, BFG seemed to be left in the dust and are still doing things the old way. If they don't change soon, I'm afraid they won't last much longer. Adapt or die. :ohwell:
Seems the Visiontek boards for ATI are good stock models
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#12
ktr
I bet that is an initial market value of that card, but being that the card is cheaper over time, i bet that card will be 175.
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#14
Bjorn_Of_Iceland
I got my Inno3d 8800GT for $150.. and these cards OC like hell. It has 3 year warranty on my local distro and a couple more years from Inno3d itself. Cheap but efffective. same foxconn card in which the more expensive brands use.
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#15
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
I would never fall for these OC, OC2, SSC, KO, XXX, Turbo....stuff. They are warranty-covered to run at high clocks but if you use the stock-clock variants and OC them to those parameters and it fails, the RMA dept. anyway wouldn't suspect, besides, I don't thing OC'ing a stock-clock card to those high-clock-variants' parameters would damage the card. They're the same components.....unless ofcourse the components are binned or come with better cooling. For example, the KO and SSC variants of EVGA's 8800 Ultra include a heatsink behind the GPU though they come with reference 8800 Ultra coolers and of-course the same PCB...they never made a non-reference PCB for the G80 cards anyway.
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