EVGA GeForce 8800 GTS 640MB Superclocked video card review
Seeing the phrase 'OC' after an NVIDIA-based graphics board is so common these days that it hardly registers at all, with most AIBs quite happy to stick an extra 5MHz here or 10MHz there to give their product such a moniker while barely improving upon performance at all.
Thankfully, there are some partners who look to give much more than just the marketing nod and wink of an OC part, and set out to actually deliver substantial performance improvements from their SKUs. Today we're looking at just one such part, courtesy of a recent addition to the line-up of NVIDIA AIB partners looking to sell boards in the UK. EVGA have been a huge name in the US and North American graphics board market for some time now, right up there with the other big boys such as BFG, and they have finally chosen to extend their market into Europe in recent times to open arms - When it comes to choosing a video card, the greater the choice of partners the better.
Eschewing the rather boring 'OC' product lines we've already mentioned, EVGA have a number of successful brand names of their own based around their prowess with regard to both cooling solutions and factory overclocked boards. It's the latter of these disciplines we're examining today, in the form of one of the company's 'Superclocked' parts - A GeForce 8800 GTS 640MB Superclocked board, to be precise. Just how super is it? Read on as we put this board through its paces against an NVIDIA reference part to find out.