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Foxconn FV-N88SMCD2-ONOC GeForce 8800GTS 320MB Videocard Review

Foxconn FV-N88SMCD2-ONOC GeForce 8800GTS 320MB Videocard Review - PCSTATS
Abstract: Foxconn's Geforce 8800GTS 320MB videocard is the first graphics card to hit the PCSTATS test bench, and along side what is a pretty standard reference PCI Express offering is a full fledged PS2-like USB game controller! Sweet!
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External Mfg. Website: Foxconn Mar 13 2007   Max Page  
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Value High End Gaming!

Foxconn has forever changed the motherboard landscape and it looks like it may be set to do the same for videocards now. What better way for Foxconn to make an introduction than with the hottest graphics core on the market at the moment, the nVidia GeForce 8800GTS 320MB. nVIDIA has put together an awesome package here.

It's the tweaking Foxconn has done to the FV-N88SMCD2-ONOC that makes it special. The GeForce 8800GTS 320MB videocard is already pretty darn fast by reference design, but by overclocking the core to Geforce 8800GTX levels Foxconn has possibly the fastest GeForce 8800GTS 320MB out on the market.

What makes the Foxconn card unique is its incredibly high clock speeds. Both the core and memory are heavily overclocked, more so than usual from a manufacturer. The GeForce 8800GTS core comes clocked at 575 MHz (as oppose to 500 MHz) and the memory hums along at 1800 MHz (instead of 1600 MHz). Best of all at $347 CDN ($300US, £152 GBP), the Foxconn FV-N88SMCD2-ONOC is still one of the cheaper GeForce 8800GTS videocards on the market!

The Foxconn FV-N88SMCD2-ONOC videocard is based entirely on the 'G80' reference design, not a surprise since most manufacturers have gone this route. During testing the FV-N88SMCD2-ONOC was extremely quiet even during high 3D load levels. That's great news for gamers the FV-N88SMCD2-ONOC is not just fast, it's also quiet.

Instead of bundling games that get old and out of date, Foxconn includes a swanky USB 3D game pad with the FV-N88SMCD2-ONOC videocard. After trying it out in a few games, you know for "testing purposes" we all agreed that the PS2 like controller added a new dimension to computer game play. The game pad is especially fun to use with racing simulators and the analog stick works great for making smooth turns.

In terms of 3D performance the Foxconn FV-N88SMCD2-ONOC videocard handled itself nicely. The card duked it out with the GeForce 7950GX2 (which runs SLI by default) for second spot in all of the benchmarks that we threw at it. Even when AA/AF is turned on, performance was still very high.

Even though the Foxconn FV-N88SMCD2-ONOC is already heavily overclocked it was still able to do a bit more hitting a maximum core speed of 650 MHz and a 2 GHz memory operating frequency! Overclocking did not do much in most games, but in titles like Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory, Doom 3 or FEAR there was a noticeable boost in overall framerates.

Other videocard manufacturers better take notice, Foxconn is ready to play whether they're ready or not. The Foxconn FV-N88SMCD2-ONOC is an excellent videocard, comes with a strong package and best of all has a competitive price. This is definitely good news for gamers and enthusiasts alike.

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Contents of Article: Foxconn FV-N88SMCD2-ONOC
 Pg 1.  Foxconn FV-N88SMCD2-ONOC GeForce 8800GTS 320MB Videocard Review
 Pg 2.  Game Pad and other accessories
 Pg 3.  nVIDIA's G80 Graphics Core
 Pg 4.  Videocard Power Consumption Measurements
 Pg 5.  nVIDIA PureVideo and High Definition Content
 Pg 6.  Overclocking the GeForce 8800GTX
 Pg 7.  Videocard Benchmarks: 3DMark05, 3DMark06
 Pg 8.  Videocard Benchmarks: FarCry, Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory
 Pg 9.  Videocard Benchmarks: Doom 3, Quake 4
 Pg 10.  Videocard Benchmarks: FEAR
 Pg 11.  Advanced Videocard Benchmarks: FarCry, Doom 3, FEAR
 Pg 12.  — Value High End Gaming!

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