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MSI GeForce 8800GTS is here - Hello DX10 - Retail 8800GTS from MSI

nVidia is launching their newest GPU's into the wild today - our first look is at the impressive MSI GeForce 8800GTS!

By: | NVIDIA GeForce GPU in Video Cards | Posted: Nov 8, 2006 5:00 am

MSI GeForce 8800GTX


The good news is that we are using the exact same kind of card you're going to be able to buy come launch day. This is a fantastic trend from nVidia with the constant release of products and stock on the date, as promised. When they first started doing it we were skeptical whether or not we were going to see this continue but over the past few major releases from nVidia, sure enough we see their partners have stock immediately.



Starting with the box we have all our normal little features listed including a funky little handle at the top. We can see the weird 640MB of DDR-3 included along with Dual Link DVI, PCI Express, the fact that it comes with Serious Sam 2 and the glorious model number across the bottom.



Turning the back over we have some more information about some of the features but nothing of any real detail of exactly what the 8800GTS is capable - which is a bit of a let down considering it has a huge amount of great features.



Moving to the cables there isn't a whole lot, with the card not supporting VIVO we have the HDTV component out cables, S-Video cable and a pair of DVI to VGA connectors.



Paper wise there isn't a whole lot with only a quick user guide and a quick install guide.



Software wise there also isn't' much to get excited with some Cyberlink software being included along with a copy of Serious Sam 2.


Package wise for something that is the price of the 8800GTS is a bit lacking but it's not the end of the world. The chances are most companies really wanted to just simply get their cards out there as soon as possible.

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