Reviewed by OC2010015064 at @ 07:55 PM Jun 22, 2007
First thing to note is that the shader clock is also overclocked from 1.2GHz to 1.35GHz. Other than the Foxconn, the XFX XXX and the eVGA superclock, this is one of the fastest 8800GTS 320MB available. Given that all are based on the NVIDIA reference design, it may be possible to overclock the BFG to the same speeds as the three cards mentionned above, but this card is between $50-$100 cheaper!
Why is the BFG cheaper? No GAMES! This card is bare bones, but then again, do you want to pay an extra $50 for a game that you'll never play? This card comes with the standard power splitters & DVI-VGA converters and also comes with a BFG t-shirt, teflon mouse pads for the bottom of your mouse and some stickers for the side of you 8800GTS. Other than that, it is pretty barebones... but then again, with the savings you could buy a better processor or a Thermalright Ultra 120extreme to really overclock your processor! I know what I'd rather spend my money on!
The difference between the 8800GTS 320MB and the 8800GTS 640MB is seen when you try to play games at resolutions of 1600X1200 or above. So, if you have a 19"or even 20.1" widescreen, this card is good enough and $100 cheaper. At the same time, if you have the extra $100 lying around, you may want to look at buying an ATI 2900XT instead of the 8800GTS 640. For $313 (including rebate), the BFG 8800gts 320MB is probably the best card for your money!