Moving onto the card, the first thing we notice is just how stylish looking the cooler looks on the 7800GT. It's big and mean looking which gives off a good impression that it is going to be effective.
Laying the card down we can see the way the cooling works. As the GPU heats up, the air rises through the heat pipes seen towards the top of the card and then feeds its way into the little fins where it then escapes.
As the card is a 7800GT we can see that the extra 6 Pin power connector is needed to give the card enough power.
Turning the card over there isn't much more then a bracket to help keep the heatsink on the front in place, because both the GPU and all the memory is located on the front of the card there is no reason to add anything to the back of the card making it quite bare.
The top part of the heat pipe can be moved to different angles depending on your case and how much room you have. We had to have both running straight across the top of the card which let them sit very snug in the ASUS A8N32-SLI motherboard. If your motherboard doesn't have the extra wide PCI Express slots you will run into trouble getting these cards in together.
Moving to the IO side we can see that we have Dual DVI like all 7800GT's and our TV-Out connector which goes into the little box that we looked at earlier which offers us HDTV Out along with Video In/Video Out.
ASUS have taken it a step further with not only offering a silent solution but one that is also overclocked. Moving from 400MHz on the core to 420MHz we have a small overclock but by using the 1.6ns memory instead of the standard 2.0ns ASUS have increased the memory speed from a cool 1000MHz to a hot 1240MHz.
PRICING: You can find products similar to this one for sale below.
United States: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon's website.
United Kingdom: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon UK's website.
Canada: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon Canada's website.
- Page 1 [Introduction]
- Page 2 [The Package]
- Page 3 [The Card]
- Page 4 [Benchmarks - Test System Setup and 3DMark03]
- Page 5 [Benchmarks - 3DMark05]
- Page 6 [Benchmarks - 3DMark06]
- Page 7 [Benchmarks - Far Cry]
- Page 8 [Benchmarks - Half Life 2]
- Page 9 [Benchmarks - Doom 3]
- Page 10 [Benchmarks - Quake 4]
- Page 11 [Benchmarks - F.E.A.R.]
- Page 12 [Benchmarks - High Quality AA and AF]
- Page 13 [Benchmarks - CPU Overclocking]
- Page 14 [Benchmarks - Graphics Card Overclocking]
- Page 15 [Final Thoughts]
Recommended for You
- We at TweakTown openly invite the companies who provide us with review samples / who are mentioned or discussed to express their opinion of our content. If any company representative wishes to respond, we will publish the response here.
Latest News Posts
- GeForce GTX 1080 Ti teased from ZOTAC's FireStorm OC software
- Inno3D unleashes GeForce GTX 1080 iChill series, led by HerculeZ X4
- The Last Guardian coming in 2016, new footage and screenshots released
- Become a certified Microsoft Office expert with this bundle
- See the cancelled Legacy of Kain game in action
- Asrock 3-Way 2S2S SLI Bridge Card
- Amped Wireless Athena AC2600 RTA2600 MU-MIMO Wireless Router Review
- ASRock 990FX Extreme9 IPMI Module?
- Tweak Launcher dont work with x99-sli mobo
- SanDisk X400 1TB SATA III SSD Review
- Colorful introduces first custom GTX1080: Colorful iGameGTX1080 X-TOP-8G
- CybertronPC offers new NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 graphics on all desktops
- Inno3D announces new GeForce GTX 1080 video cards
- Samsung Electronics expands 750 EVO SSD with worldwide availability and increases capacity to 500GB
- Free public gamer event E3 Live to debut in Los Angeles