The results that nVidia's new GeForce 7800GT gave were surprising. The performance is up there with the 7800 GTX even thought it is missing 4 pipe lines and we didn't even dive into the overclocking side of things.
Like the 6800GT, the 7800GT is going to be great for people who find that the GTX is just that little bit too expensive and feel that in a month or two they will be able to splurge on another one for some SLI action. We have the same concept here today with the 7800GT.
It is absolutely fantastic though to see that nVidia are pumping out cards at the release date and in Australia we have seen the cards become available instantly - not just a launch with retail cards available to buy in the US but also all the way Down Under. Some people are probably waiting to see what the R520 brings before taking the leap to next generation but if you can't hold on any longer the 7800GT is a great card and BFG has not disappointed. According to nVidia, 7800 GT cards should be around $100 USD (little over $130 AUD) cheaper than GTX cards, which is also a big bonus.
Another thing that we feel is worth noting is the heat the card generated...or lack there of. After an intense testing session we pulled the card out and it had not even broken a sweat which is great for anyone looking at sticking one of these into a SFF machine.
While we would have liked to of had a quick look at Far Cry and Half Life 2 we found ourselves fighting with the clock and it is something that we will look at very soon along with overclocking.
Looks like nVidia cannot take a wrong step at the moment as their GeForce 7800GT easily gets our seal of approval and BFG's implementation is brilliant and available to buy today from retailers around the world although probably mostly in the USA.
- Where to buy it
Factory overclock that doesn't affect warranty
Great pricing considering how it performs
Runs very cool and single slot cooling like GTX
Bundle a little lacking
Is For / Not For
The BFG 7800GT is for people who find that the 7800 GTX is just a bit too expensive and want to make use of a new generation GFX card and is not for people who don't have broadband and need to rely on all the free games they can get.
Rating - 9 out of 10 and TweakTown's "MUST HAVE" Editors Choice Award
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