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GALAXY unveil modified 8800GT

Right down to the PCB

Steve Dougherty | Nov 12, 2007 at 02:47 pm CST (1 min, 20 secs reading time)

Amongst the mass of reference 8800GT cards to show up from various NVIDIA add-in partners since its release, GALAXY has decided to go one better and soup up their variant with several modifications.

The PCB has been modified for superior heat dissipation which is also further improved by the beefier cooling solution which sports twin heatpipes. The GPU's power regulation system has also been improved on with a three phase power supply.

The core clock of this 512MB 8800GT comes in at 600MHz whilst the memory is set at 1800MHz; this surprises me a little as they are the stock speeds for the 8800GT. One would have thought a card like this would indefinitely be shipping with factory overclocked speeds. Though with that said, lower noise levels were probably the main focus in having produced this modified card as the stock 8800GT coolers found on reference cards are rather noisy little buggers to say the least.

You can find more information about the card here folks.

Time to move to the next level of performance. Galaxy Technology prepared one of the first non reference products based on G92 chipset on the market. There were major modifications made to push the card to the limits and adjust the construction to be overclocking friendly. PCB has been changed to dissipate the heat in split second, GPU power management has been redone to obtain 3 phase power supply. The card got also a brand new cooling device equipped with 2 heatpipes keeping the VGA chilled and stable. 8800GT is an exceptional product that most of the PC enthusiasts were waiting for.

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