With the package out the way it is time to have a look at the card itself, most of the card could be seen through the front of the box but let us have a closer look at it now.
Utilizing the stock cooler like the XFX model we saw, the card takes up a single slot and while it does have a small fan the noise is not exactly unbearable, it is audible but not ear busting. Like almost all BFG Tech cards we can see that this is also an OC model which comes with an increased core speed.
The back of the card does not have a lot to show us, the cooler is held in place via 4 screws which is a better design as it keeps it steadier and you do not have to worry about the clips popping out during transport.
Having a look around the card we have our 6-pin PCI Express power connector towards the rear of the card as all 8600GTS cards need, we also have our SLI connector across the top of the card which we will be making use of another day.
Finally we have a quick look at the I/O side which gives us our two DVI connectors that are capable of outputting up to 2560 x 1600 thanks to their dual-link capability. We also have our TV-out port that can output to the better quality component cables with the break out cable that is included with the package.
Looks wise the BFG Tech is pretty standard bar the cooler on the front of the card. This particular model like most of BFG Tech's is an OC model as we mentioned earlier. While the memory still has the standard clock speed of 2000MHz DDR the core has been bumped from the standard 675MHz to 710MHz. You have to wonder if BFG Tech is just being a little bit more lenient with the clocks or the card just is not capable of the speeds that XFX can achieve. Well let us find out.