Latest Forum Posts

Latest News Posts
Coming Soon!
Social
Go Back   Techgage.com > Archives > Reviews and Articles

Reviews and Articles Discussion for Techgage content is located here. Only staff can create topics, but everyone is welcome to post.

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 02-27-2008, 01:03 AM   #1
Rob Williams
Editor-in-Chief
 
Rob Williams's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Atlantic Canada
Posts: 13,350
Default Palit GeForce 8800GT Super+1GB

We've been fans of NVIDIA's 8800 GT since launch, and Palit helps us remember why. Though utilizing reference clocks, the Super+1GB doubles the competitions memory, but as we found out, it's difficult to see a difference. Overclocking yields far better results, and luckily, this card delivers there as well.

You can read the full review here and discuss it here.
__________________
Intel Core i7-3960X, GIGABYTE G1.Assassin 2, Kingston 16GB DDR3-2133, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770 2GB
Kingston HyperX 3K 240GB SSD (OS, Apps), WD VR 1TB (Games), Corsair 1000HX, Corsair H70 Cooler
Corsair 800D, Dell 2408WFP 24", ASUS Xonar Essence STX, Gentoo (KDE 4.11. 3.12 Kernel)

"Take care to get what you like, or you will be forced to like what you get!" - H.P. Baxxter
<Toad772> I don't always drink alcohol, but when I do, I take it too far.


Rob Williams is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-2008, 06:26 AM   #2
Merlin
The Tech Wizard
 
Merlin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Oklahoma City
Posts: 1,858
Default

Great Review.....

For some reason I thought this review had been already posted..
Dejavu

I still like the 8800GT due to the single PCI slot on the back

Merlin

__________________
Win7 64 bit
Intel i7 920 watercooled
Asus P6X580 Premium mobo,
GTX280 GPU watercooled
Synology NAS 207 Network Server with 2 Hitachi Terabite drives
LG NAS N2R1 with 2 ea 2 tb drives
LINKSYS PLK300 Powerline Network Kit

Merlin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-2008, 08:36 AM   #3
Greg King
I just kinda show up...
 
Greg King's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Indiana
Posts: 2,086
Default

The Palit 8600 GT review was released a few days ago but this 8800 GT is brand spanking new. Still smells like new plastic.

World in Conflict is a GREAT game...
__________________
"It is far better to grasp the universe as it really is than to persist in delusion, however satisfying and reassuring."
- Carl Sagan

Primary:
Intel i7-5960X | ASUS X99-Deluxe | 16GB Crucial DDR4 | Intel 730 240GB SSD | Crucial M4 256GB SSD
WD 1TB Black x1 | 2 x EVGA 770 GTX Superclocked SLI | Corsair H110 Water Cooler
Corsair 750D | Windows 8.1 x64 | Dell 2410 x 3 @ 5760x1200

ESXi Host:
Intel i5 3570 | ASRock Pro4-M | 24GB Patriot DDR3 | WD 250GB | QNAP NAS iSCSI Shared Storage
Greg King is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-2008, 09:42 AM   #4
BlackAndy
E.M.I.
 
BlackAndy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Plainfield, IN
Posts: 52
Default

Nice reveiw! The graphics card is one of the last variables in my new build... it may have to come down to bundled games and warranty, but we shall see...
BlackAndy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-2008, 12:00 PM   #5
Greg King
I just kinda show up...
 
Greg King's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Indiana
Posts: 2,086
Default

BlackAndy... I ordered the XFX 8800GT last night.... 40 MHz bump on the clock and an unrivaled double lifetime warranty meaning that if you buy the card, you can molest it all you like and if it breaks, they will repair it (you can't poke a hole through it so the damage must be within reason) AND when you want to upgrade, simply sell it and the second owner is covered by that same warranty.

No one else offers a transferable warranty like that. If you would rather go elsewhere, EVGA and BFG also offer lifetime warranties but it's only for the original owner.

The Palit is no doubt a decent card but one of the major appeals of the 8800 GT, outside of the performance numbers, is the single slot cooling that comes with it. They remove this feature for the sake of adding extra memory and ultimately, it does very little for the card in Rob's benchmarks.

The XFX ended up costing me $209 after mail in rebate. Not bad for a factory overclocked video card that almost performs at $400 card numbers.

Let's drink this weekend.
__________________
"It is far better to grasp the universe as it really is than to persist in delusion, however satisfying and reassuring."
- Carl Sagan

Primary:
Intel i7-5960X | ASUS X99-Deluxe | 16GB Crucial DDR4 | Intel 730 240GB SSD | Crucial M4 256GB SSD
WD 1TB Black x1 | 2 x EVGA 770 GTX Superclocked SLI | Corsair H110 Water Cooler
Corsair 750D | Windows 8.1 x64 | Dell 2410 x 3 @ 5760x1200

ESXi Host:
Intel i5 3570 | ASRock Pro4-M | 24GB Patriot DDR3 | WD 250GB | QNAP NAS iSCSI Shared Storage

Last edited by Greg King; 02-27-2008 at 12:09 PM.
Greg King is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-12-2008, 01:04 AM   #6
Unregistered
Guest Poster
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Guys I have a small question, (I didnt know where else to ask). I have a Gigabyte GA-P31-DS3L motherboard and I was planning to purchase the Palit GeForce 8800 vid card in the next few days. Will my motherboard be able to support it?
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-12-2008, 02:26 AM   #7
Merlin
The Tech Wizard
 
Merlin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Oklahoma City
Posts: 1,858
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
Guys I have a small question, (I didnt know where else to ask). I have a Gigabyte GA-P31-DS3L motherboard and I was planning to purchase the Palit GeForce 8800 vid card in the next few days. Will my motherboard be able to support it?
I dont see why not.......
http://www.gigabyte.com.tw/Products/...ProductID=2615


Merlin
__________________
Win7 64 bit
Intel i7 920 watercooled
Asus P6X580 Premium mobo,
GTX280 GPU watercooled
Synology NAS 207 Network Server with 2 Hitachi Terabite drives
LG NAS N2R1 with 2 ea 2 tb drives
LINKSYS PLK300 Powerline Network Kit

Merlin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-12-2008, 03:50 AM   #8
Rob Williams
Editor-in-Chief
 
Rob Williams's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Atlantic Canada
Posts: 13,350
Default

It will work fine... it would have to be a special board in order to not accept the 8800 GT (like an mATX board that deliberately didn't include one). Nowadays, it's more an issue of whether or not your case can fit the GPU, not the motherboard.

If you have any reasonably-sized case, though, it will fit just fine.
__________________
Intel Core i7-3960X, GIGABYTE G1.Assassin 2, Kingston 16GB DDR3-2133, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770 2GB
Kingston HyperX 3K 240GB SSD (OS, Apps), WD VR 1TB (Games), Corsair 1000HX, Corsair H70 Cooler
Corsair 800D, Dell 2408WFP 24", ASUS Xonar Essence STX, Gentoo (KDE 4.11. 3.12 Kernel)

"Take care to get what you like, or you will be forced to like what you get!" - H.P. Baxxter
<Toad772> I don't always drink alcohol, but when I do, I take it too far.


Rob Williams is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-12-2008, 04:56 AM   #9
Kougar
Techgage Staff
 
Kougar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Texas
Posts: 2,653
Default

The GA-P31-DS3L will support the GPU just fine, as Rob said. The only thing you need to be aware of is the GA-P31-DS3L has some trouble with memory above 800MHz... if planning to run or overclock your RAM above 800MHz I would suggest the GA-P35-DS3L which costs ~$10 more. Same thing if you plan to use four sticks of RAM.
__________________
Core i7 4770k 4.2Ghz
Gigabyte Z87X-UD5H
Crucial Ballistix Sport LP 1600MHz 32GB
EVGA GTX 480 HydroCopper FTW
ASUS Xonar DX
Corsair Neutron GTX 240GB | Windows 7 64-bit
Apogee XT + MCP655 & Thermochill Triple 140mm Radiator
Corsair AX1200 PSU | Cooler Master HAF-X

Kougar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-04-2008, 05:27 PM   #10
VP
Guest Poster
 
Posts: n/a
Default

I've got one of these cards, and wish i hadn't.
I'm sending it back this week for a replacement.

Originally the main problem i had was artifacts then screen freezes and hangs, and i have to reset the pc.
Thought it was maybe the driver, but not found one that works any better. Even wiped the pc and went back to XP from Vista, but no difference.
I managed to play 5 mins of the Crysis Demo, before the usual crash, but this was only after installing Rivatuner to ensure the gpu fan was at least 60%, but it seem to crash as soon as the temp gets to about 67, I thought the card could take higher temps.
Used a couple of testing apps like rthdribl, which also send the temp up and after a few mins, causes the screen to get spots and blur and then crash.

I've got everything at factory defaults for now, might try to underclock the card see if that helps.

Not sure what else to check now...
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-05-2008, 12:12 AM   #11
Rob Williams
Editor-in-Chief
 
Rob Williams's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Atlantic Canada
Posts: 13,350
Default

VP, chances are good that you received a less-than-perfect card, considering all you did was install it and saw artifacts. I have a good feeling that the replacement will not exhibit those issues.

If it does, however, it could be a power issue, or even a dust issue. If your computer is at all dirty inside, you may want to take compressed air and make sure the PCI-E slot is clean.
__________________
Intel Core i7-3960X, GIGABYTE G1.Assassin 2, Kingston 16GB DDR3-2133, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770 2GB
Kingston HyperX 3K 240GB SSD (OS, Apps), WD VR 1TB (Games), Corsair 1000HX, Corsair H70 Cooler
Corsair 800D, Dell 2408WFP 24", ASUS Xonar Essence STX, Gentoo (KDE 4.11. 3.12 Kernel)

"Take care to get what you like, or you will be forced to like what you get!" - H.P. Baxxter
<Toad772> I don't always drink alcohol, but when I do, I take it too far.


Rob Williams is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-27-2008, 06:08 PM   #12
VP
Guest Poster
 
Posts: n/a
Default

thx rob,

took your advice and returned it for a replacement.
Got a new one today that works perfect.
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-27-2008, 08:50 PM   #13
Rob Williams
Editor-in-Chief
 
Rob Williams's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Atlantic Canada
Posts: 13,350
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by VP View Post
thx rob,

took your advice and returned it for a replacement.
Got a new one today that works perfect.
Good to hear! Enjoy the new one :-)
__________________
Intel Core i7-3960X, GIGABYTE G1.Assassin 2, Kingston 16GB DDR3-2133, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770 2GB
Kingston HyperX 3K 240GB SSD (OS, Apps), WD VR 1TB (Games), Corsair 1000HX, Corsair H70 Cooler
Corsair 800D, Dell 2408WFP 24", ASUS Xonar Essence STX, Gentoo (KDE 4.11. 3.12 Kernel)

"Take care to get what you like, or you will be forced to like what you get!" - H.P. Baxxter
<Toad772> I don't always drink alcohol, but when I do, I take it too far.


Rob Williams is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
None

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
NVIDIA GeForce GTS 450 - The Super-Affordable Fermi Rob Williams Reviews and Articles 3 09-29-2010 10:26 PM
Gigabyte GeForce GTX 260 Super Overclock Rob Williams Reviews and Articles 0 10-06-2009 02:27 AM
Palit GeForce GTX 280 1GB Rob Williams Reviews and Articles 18 09-14-2008 01:59 AM
Palit GeForce 8600GT Super+1GB Rob Williams Reviews and Articles 10 07-02-2008 10:00 PM
Palit GeForce 9600GSO Sonic 768MB Rob Williams Reviews and Articles 1 06-01-2008 12:20 AM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:29 AM.