BFG GeForce 6800 GT Overclocked
Benchmark Analysis & Conclusion
Performance Summary: The GeForce 6800 as a whole surpasses the previous NVIDIA line of cards, hands down. Using the GeForce FX 5950 Ultra, the top dog in the FX line, as a point of comparison, we have the standard GeForce 6800 outperforming it in each and every benchmark. The GeForce 6800 GT improved upon these scores even further, especially when 4xAA and Anisotropic Filtering techniques were added to the benchmark routines. The GT's higher clock speeds, more RAM, and 4 extra pipelines made all the difference when pitting the 6800 versus the Radeon X800 Pro. Whereas the 6800 was usually slotted behind the X800 Pro, the 6800 GT was on the other side, leading by some decent margins. And, of course, the BFG 6800 GT OC led the entire suite of cards, benefited by the extra 20MHz on the GPU speed.
The BFG 6800 GT OC is a great card on all accounts. As we mentioned earlier, it was mostly a clean sweep in the benchmarks - able to outperform a stock 6800 GT as well as the competition, the Radeon X800 Pro in most situations. The OC line of cards that BFG is providing are a boon to users who are unfamiliar or concerned with overclocking their hardware, and since its backed by a lifetime warranty there's really no downside. We also saw that we were able to overclock this card even further, as high as 435MHz, increasing the performance and value of the card even more, and surpassing the core clock speed of the GeForce 6800 Ultra. While the price may be a little high for most buyers (currently listed at about $399), the performance boost over the current generations of cards should be well worth the purchase.
We give the BFG GeForce 6800 GT OC a '9' on the Hot Hardware Heat Meter: