The October, 29, announcement of the Nvidia G92 GPU was a remarkable event in the world of graphics hardware for the PC. The new GeForce 8800 GT 512MB graphics card proved to be but slightly inferior to the GeForce 8800 GTX in tests but had a recommended price of only $259. It is only occasionally that the new card was beaten by the more expensive ATI Radeon HD 2900 XT and it was almost always ahead of the GeForce 8800 GTS 640MB.
Thanks to its 65nm tech process the graphics card is not only fast but also compact and, to all appearances, economical. Another consequence of the better tech process is an improved frequency potential. The core frequencies of the reference GeForce 8800 GT are much higher than those of the GeForce 8800 GTX and this doesn’t seem to be the limit for the new technology. Many of Nvidia’s partners have come up with pre-overclocked versions of GeForce 8800 GTX, most of which come with rather modest coolers due to the relatively low heat dissipation.
As we have made sure in our review of Leadtek’s version of GeForce 8800 GT, such a graphics card can offer you the performance of a GeForce 8800 GTX and sometimes even more for a relatively small financial investment. Today we’ll be discussing a similar offer from another major hardware vendor. So, let us introduce to you the NX8800GT-T2D512E-OC graphics card from MicroStar International.