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OCZ Technology Launches the Highly Anticipated OCZ GeForce 8800 GTX GPU, Hand-Selected for the Extre

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  1. zekrahminator

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    OCZ Technology Group, a worldwide leader in innovative, ultra-high performance and high reliability memory, today announced their exciting return to the world of graphics cards. Leveraging a strong expertise in high performance overclocking memory and the unique needs of PC enthusiasts, OCZ is prepared to deliver a differentiated GPU solution to gamers and enthusiasts with the launch of the OCZ NVIDIA GeForce® 8800 GTX 768MB PCI Express®.
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    Separating OCZ’s GPU from the rest is the stringent requirement for the highest level of performance and stability. Each and every 8800 GTX card offers more overclocking headroom by means of premium GDDR3 memory and an advanced screening process in which only the best complete cards make it into the systems of worldwide gamers.

    Based on the ground-breaking NVIDIA GeForce 8 unified architecture, the OCZ 8800 GTX delivers an incredibly realistic gaming and visual experience thanks to a wealth of unparalleled features. As the world’s first DirectX® 10 compatible GPU, the 8800 GTX with full Shader Model 4.0 support and NVIDIA Quantum Effects™ enhances graphics quality and realism to unprecedented levels.

    "The graphics sector is currently the technology sector with the most direct impact on the gaming experience," commented Dr. Michael Schuette, VP of Technology Development at OCZ Technology. "It has become a logical step for OCZ Technology to get back in the game, and naturally, we are doing it with the highest end solution currently available. The OCZ 8800GTX is a limited edition of hand-selected GeForce 8800 GTX, featuring a 1350 MHz 128bit stream processor and a core clocked at 575 MHz, interfaced with the frame buffer consisting of 1800 MHz GDDR3 through a 384 bit wide data path. What sets the OCZ 8800GTX apart from the competition is the uncompromised commitment to delivering the highest possible headroom for overclocking that all OCZ products are known for."

    With the addition of OCZ Geforce 8800 GTX GPUs to an industry leading line-up of OCZ SLI-Ready power supplies and memory, OCZ provides the total solution for the hardcore gamer. As a premium OCZ product, the OCZ 8800 GTX is backed by a Lifetime Warranty for unparalleled piece of mind.

    Source: OCZ
     
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    highly anticipated?

    by who? :laugh:
    if i were to buy a 8800gtx, ocz will be almost on the bottom of the list of choices since they don't have experience
     
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    Highly anticipated by OCZ, I forgot to put the press release sign on :).
     
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    Highly anticipated wouldn't be what I would say.

    Can some company from nVidia at least use a different cooler for the 8800GTX/GTS >_>... honestly its not feasible for the 8800GTX/GTS, for older cards is overkill, but we are talking about more transistors on a physically bigger die area.

    Good thing is OCZ used their newly developed high quality, high grade RAM.
     
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    i have to say the flourescent green car on the label makes this product look like a tacky cheap brand.
     
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    Wow.. The reference design with the reference cooler.. How exciting..

    I mean, sure we can expect better memory, but can't they team up with Zalman or something?
     
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    nah, sapphire already cornered that market.
     
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    *looks at his old reference cooler from a Sapphire 9800 Pro* Eh?
     
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    hand selected ?
     
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    on a couple of the x1k series cards from sapphire, they came stock with a vf700 cu.

    EDIT: nvm, it was gigabyte, look here.
     
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    Next thing you know companies that make car speakers, show running shoe inserts and window fans will be joining in on making video cards :shadedshu
     
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    can't a company stick with only do something that they know to do right :shadedshu
     
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    they made a comercial about this already :roll: i think it was insurance or something or banking but the idea was the company had always been doing the one thing yadda yadda
     
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    Don't be daft Jock, everyone knows putting a picture of a fast car on something makes it instantly "High Performance" :roll: ;)
     
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    They can try making graphics cards, but they probably won't do a very good job ;).
     
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    just like oc-z
     
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    loooooooooooooooooool :roll:
     
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    its pretty tough to not do a good job when everybody is buying finished cards from nvidia and tacking on the branding of choice... OCZ probably did next to nothing to release an 8800GTX... all they did was chat up nvidia and draw a pretty picture for a sticker, and maybe design some packaging. tada! yet another 8800GTX "manufacturer".
     
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    Seems like a nice card and a way to squeeze more money for a card that costs 700 bucks
     
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    yup, hand selected by the asshat down the corridor who talks to himself and plays the game worms all day long.
     
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    Hey it pays the bills so I wont complain, and it's BF2142 that I play all day not worms. And I dont talk to myself, I'm responding to the voices that I hear in my head. P.S. Name-calling isn't nice. :wtf:
     
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    hand selected?, but gainward and xfx already claim to do this, id like to hear from an nvidia insider which company ACTUALLY gets the best cores!
     
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    nvidia of course!
    you dont actually think that they would let their best ones get taken, do you?
     
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    what i meant is which out of xfx, gainward and ocz do get the highest clocking cores, as each these companies would tell you its them, gainward has claimed to 'cherry pick' the best clocking cores for years now for its golden sample cards (though i dont think there's been a golden sample 8800 yet)
     
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    I think that every manufacturer gets the same GPU, it's just that OCZ tests how high their GPU's can overclock before shipping them. A nice feature for overclockers. They also probably do that "high performance VRAM" thing too, which is definitely a plus for end users. Now too bad that there's no aftermarket cooling solutions that fit the G80 short of liquid cooling...Otherwise I think OCZ would have used that as well.
     

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