Joined on 04/21/02
Great Value, beats 7800GT SLI
Pros: Just one of these cards beats the tar out of my old 256mb 7800GT's in SLI. At 1280x1024 my 3Dmark06 score went from 6800 to 9000. The performance test in Company of Heroes (1680x1050, auto settings) showed the 8800GT nearly doubling the average fps of the old SLI setup.
Cons: prices still inflated due to demand, but that goes along with the hobby.
Overall Review: The 256mb variety of the 8800GT is an excellent value for those who game at or below the 1600x1200 resolutions. You get the same performance as the 512mb version and still have enough money left to buy a couple of crave cases at the local white castle.
set drive to operate at 1.5 Gbit/s
Pros: nice glossy black enclosure, USB 2.0 works great.
Cons: this enclosure did NOT work via eSATA with the drive set to operate as 3 Gbit/s. only after setting the drive jumpers to work at 1.5 Gbit/s did it work, at which point it performed perfectly. USB operation worked fine in either setting.
Overall Review: I am using it with a Western Digital WD2500JS and ASUS a8n SLI premuim. look elsewhere if you need an eSATA enclosure faster than 1.5 Gbit/s.
do your research
Pros: Card worked beatifully for about a week...just long enough for me run a few benchmarks and install my apps.
Cons: Once my build was finished I attempted to run 3dmark06. the card had severe artifacting and the screen would freeze for up to 10 seconds or so. the artifacting appeared in any 3d apps I attempted to run, making all games unplayable. no components were overclocked at any time as this was a brand new build.
Overall Review: There are many good reviews of this product, yet there are many bad reviews also. I advise doing plenty of research, both newegg reviews and internet research. I'm hoping I just got a lemon, and am attempting to RMA. Also, the listed specs on the card are wrong. newegg lists the core at 450mhz, the manufacturer's site lists it at 460mhz, yet the card was ACTUALLY running at 470mhz. what gives?