BFG overclocks, liquid-cools the GeForce 8800 GTS
BFG's new card. Source: BFG.
As we've seen in our reviews, Nvidia's entire GeForce 8800 lineup—up to the new top-of-the-line GeForce 8800 Ultra
—is outfitted with some of the quietest coolers on the market right now. However, certain users may want to reduce noise even more, or perhaps they might feel like pushing their card to its limits without it catching fire. For those users, BFG has introduced a new version of its GeForce 8800 GTS 640MB with a built-in water block designed to accommodate liquid cooling systems. BFG also gives overclockers a head start by clocking the card comfortably above Nvidia's stock speeds. The BFG GeForce 8800 GTS OC 640MB Water Cooled Edition has a core clock of 580MHz, a shader clock of 1.35GHz, and a memory clock of 850MHz. For reference, the stock GeForce 8800 GTS runs at 500MHz with a 1.2GHz shader clock and an 800Mhz memory clock.
BFG says its new card is launching today with a retail price of $549—a good $180 more than stock GeForce 8800 GTS 640MB cards out today, and about the same price as the faster GeForce 8800 GTX. The BFG GeForce 8800 GTS OC 640MB Water Cooled Edition is already up for sale at Newegg for $559.99.