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The usual eye catching XFX package. 🙂

Within the box you’ll find

  • The 7800GS
  • DVI to VGA Adaptor
  • S-Video to S-Video Cable
  • 4-pin Y Molex Power Connector
  • Manual
  • Driver CD

No games in this review set we got here, but the retail versions might have some bundled games.

The on-die thermal probe controls the fan speed, so that would mean less unnecssary noise to your ears as it produces almost an inaudible sound from the GPU’s cooler when in 2D/idle mode and just a tad louder when at full speed during 3D/load. And to top it off, the new heatsink’s design gives an improved performance in terms of efficiency and heat dissipation as compared to the previous stock designs of the 6800 Series. Perhaps its also because the new 110nm cores do not produce that much heat in the first place. When the core is fully loaded, it tops off at a average of 62c and idles at around 49c with an ambient temperature of 25c. Unlike the new generations of ATi coolers which follow the concept of the heated air being blown directly out of the case, the NVIDIA coolers still have the air blowing back into the case, a slight disappointment there. It is at least still a single-slot cooler 🙂 A cooler die of course entails a bigger head room in Overclocking.

Specifications of Test System:

CPU Intel Pentium4 3.2E Prescott D0 Socket 478
Motherboard Gigabyte 8KNXP Rev.2
Rams 1024MB Corsair Valueselect DDR400 PC3200 CL2.5
Harddisk Seagate Barracuda 7200.7 80GB RAID 0
Sound Onkyo SE150-PCI

Forceware Driver version used was 83.40 WHQL.

Benchmarks used:

  • 3DMark05
  • 3DMark06
  • CallofDuty2
  • Quake4
  • Fear
  • Half-Life2

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