Items tagged with BFG

At this point, it doesn't even matter who's to blame for BFG's demise, because at the end of the day, you're left holding the bag should your BFG videcoard give up the ghost. The company's days appear numbered, and BFG, which essentially pioneered the concept of Lifetime Warranties in the GPU market, is no longer honoring RMAs for busted cards. Bummer. In case you haven't been following, BFG fell on hard times when it was unable to secure shipments of Nvidia's Fermi products, forcing the company to ditch its videocard business. According to reports, this didn't sit well with Best Buy, which ended up dropping BFG completely, including the company's power supplies that were sold in stores and online.... Read more...
If you're a hardcore gamer, and you spend any time whatsoever looking over the best and brightest graphics cards on the market, you've probably heard of BFG Technologies. In fact, we had an interview with the company's own Senior Director of Marketing last April, and we have reviewed a number of their GPUs over the years. They've always been competitive, well-built, and solid recommendations for anyone looking to upgrade their graphics power-plant. But now, if you want a BFG GPU, you should probably get on out there and scoop up whatever is left on the shelves. In a shocking announcement made this week, BFG Technologies has pulled out of the GPU market that has largely made it famous. Few people... Read more...
In a market where dual-GPU, single-PCB graphics cards are readily available from most major OEMs, product manufacturers are increasingly turning to water cooling as a way to differentiate their products and out-maneuver their competitors. The superior thermal characteristics of liquid cooling allows companies like BFG to hit higher core / memory clocks than they might using air alone. However, H2O-reliant high-end video cards cater to an even smaller slice of the market—specifically, those enthusiasts with big money to spend and who are comfortable using water in their own PC. BFG's GTX 295 H2OC CLE (aka the GTX 295 H2OC with ThermoIntelligence Advanced Cooling Solution) changes that. This particular... Read more...
In a market where dual-GPU, single-PCB graphics cards are readily available from most major OEMs, product manufacturers are increasingly turning to water cooling as a way to differentiate their products and out-maneuver their competitors. The superior thermal characteristics of liquid cooling allows companies like BFG to hit higher core / memory clocks than they might using air alone.  However, H2O-reliant high-end video cards cater to an even smaller slice of the market—specifically, those enthusiasts with big money to spend and who are comfortable using water in their own PC. BFG's GTX 295 H2OC CLE (aka the GTX 295 H2OC with ThermoIntelligence Advanced Cooling Solution) changes that. This... Read more...
BFG TECHNOLOGIES ANNOUNCES LIMITED EDITION, MAINTENANCE-FREE, SELF-CONTAINED LIQUID-COOLED GEFORCE GTX 285 AND GEFORCE GTX 295 GRAPHICS CARDS Lake Forest, IL – (August 4, 2009) – BFG Technologies, Inc., the leading North American and European supplier of advanced NVIDIA-based 3D graphics cards, power supplies, and the Phobos High-Performance Gaming/Home Theater System, announced today the BFG GeForce GTX 285 H2O+ and GeForce GTX 295 H2OC graphics cards with ThermoIntelligence Advanced Cooling Solutions—saving customers time and money by providing a high performance graphics card plus a fully assembled, self-contained liquid cooling solution right out of the box.The BFG GeForce GTX 285 H2O+ and... Read more...
It happens to the best of us. We buy a product a few days before a new, and better, model is introduced. BFG Technologies is helping to combat buyer’s remorse in these types of situations with its new program that will let you exchange your BFG power supply within 100 days of purchase for an upgraded model. Through this exchange, you’ll be responsible for the difference in price between the two PSUs as well as applicable shipping and taxes. “The BFG Power Supply Trade Up Program is one more way we can provide our customers with valuable product enhancements and services that extend their technology investment,” said John Malley, senior director of marketing for BFG Technologies. “Customers can... Read more...
We can't imagine that Intel's happy about this, but one certain gaming PC vendor has just revealed two of the company's newest processors. BFG Technologies has just launched its new Phobos gaming rigs, two of which include Core i7 CPUs that we've yet to hear of. The Phobos Advanced ships with the Core i7 950, while the Phobos Elite ships with the Core i7 975. Both rigs are menacing, tall and potent. Oh, and expensive -- really, really expensive. They both have touchpanels on the front of the chassis which enable one-touch overclocking (among other things), not to mention an iPod/iPhone dock atop the case. As with other high-end BFG machines, this one also comes with in-home concierge service,... Read more...
We recently had the chance to have a conversation with John Malley, BFG Tech's Senior Director of Marketing, regarding the company's recently released Phobos line of high-end gaming systems. We asked about the current state of the Phobos product line and its unique features and service options, and John also spoke about future possibilities for the company as well. Read on to see what John had to say about Phobos and why BFG thinks now was the right time to introduce such a system...HotHardware: With the economy currently struggling, why would BFG introduce an ultra-high end, boutique system at this time? Wouldn't it have made more sense to start with a more affordable offering to gauge interest... Read more...
We recently had the chance to have a conversation with John Malley, BFG Tech's Senior Director of Marketing, regarding the company's recently released Phobos line of high-end gaming systems. We asked about the current state of the Phobos product line and its unique features and service options, and John also spoke about future possibilities for the company as well. Read on to see what John had to say about Phobos and why BFG thinks now was the right time to introduce such a system... HotHardware: With the economy currently struggling, why would BFG introduce an ultra-high end, boutique system at this time? Wouldn't it have made more sense to start with a more affordable offering to gauge interest... Read more...
BFG Technologies, a leading North American and European supplier of advanced NVIDIA-based 3D graphics cards announced today that the Phobos Performance Edition Gaming/Home Theater System now comes standard with two BFG GeForce GTX 275 OC graphics cards running in SLI. In addition, Intel solid-state drives are now available as an upgrade option.BFG Technologies recently updated the default configuration for the Phobos Performance Edition after tests showed that two BFG GeForce GTX 275 graphics cards running in NVIDIA SLI offered performance exceeding that of one GeForce GTX 295 graphics card.“Our Phobos Performance system featuring dual BFG GeForce GTX 275 graphics cards offers tremendous value... Read more...
NVIDIA launched the GeForce GTX 285 about three months ago, and in our launch article, we found it to be a very strong product. As you are no doubt aware, the GTX 285 is a replacement for the GTX 280. The GT200B GPU at the heart of the GTX 285 is nearly identical to the GTX 280's GT200 GPU. The most significant difference between the two GPUs is that the GT200B is manufactured using a 55nm fabrication process while the GT200 is built on a 65nm process. We take our NVIDIA GeForce GTX 285 coverage further here as we round up three factory-overclocked cards and pit them against each other. As enthusiasts, we think overclocks are great, but factory provided overclocks covered under warranty are even... Read more...
NVIDIA launched the GeForce GTX 285 about three months ago, and in our launch article, we found it to be a very strong product. As you are no doubt aware, the GTX 285 is a replacement for the GTX 280. The GT200B GPU at the heart of the GTX 285 is nearly identical to the GTX 280's GT200 GPU. The most significant difference between the two GPUs is that the GT200B is manufactured using a 55nm fabrication process while the GT200 is built on a 65nm process. Our testing showed that the GTX 285 performs only slightly better than the GTX 280 in some scenarios. At first, it seemed a little disappointing, but hey, the GTX 280 is good company to be in. Furthermore, the GTX 285 was the fastest single-GPU... Read more...
At the back end of last month, we heard a juicy rumor that seemed, well, perfectly good enough to be true. Sure enough, the whispers of a water-cooled GTX 295 have led to a real, honest-to-goodness product, though it's not being produced by either of the vendors we expected. Instead, it's being delivered by GPU mainstay BFG Technologies.The new card easily boasts one of the longest product names we've seen to date. So long, in fact, that we'll just put it out there for you to wrap your mind around: BFG GeForce GTX 295 H2O graphics card with ThermoIntelligence Water Cooling Solution. Got all that? Underneath all the fancy wording is a standard BFG GeForce 295 dual GPU graphics card which has been... Read more...
On our yearly jaunts to the Las Vegas to attend the Consumer Electronics Show, we meet with numerous companies and see a myriad of products--some we can, and some we can't talk about--in what is always an absolute whirlwind of a trip. This year was no exception. Although the show itself wasn't quite as big as it has been in previous years in terms of attendance, it was nevertheless loaded with cool products and technology that filled not only the Las Vegas Convention center, but multiple surrounding venues, hotels, and suites all along the strip.We're certain many of you would love to attend CES for yourself, but can't for various reasons. So, we've decided to bring a part of the show to you,... Read more...
BFG Offers FREE Upgrade to PCI Express from AGP cardsFor a limited time graphics card maker BFG Tech is offering registered BFG AGP Video card holders an upgrade to the equivalent BFG PCI Express version. If AGP card holders want to shell out an additional $50 they can upgrade to a higher level card as specified by BFG.BFG, states on their website that as PCI Express is the standard for video cards going forward, AGP is no longer going to be supported. They are encouraging users with AGP slot motherboards to upgrade their computer mainboard to one with PCI Express slots and take advantage of this offer to make the transition easier.The upgrade options and paths as specified by BFG:         ... Read more...
We are writing to let you all know that we have just posted a new article at HotHardware in which we evaluate the features and performance of the BFG GeForce 9600 GT OCX with Thermointelligence cooling. The BFG GeForce 9600 GT OCX takes mid-range graphics up a few notches by cranking up both the memory and GPU clock speeds over NVIDIA's GeForce 9600 GT reference spec, while coupling a potent cooling solution with intelligent temperature management for maximum stability and performance. Click the link below and check it out... BFG GeForce 9600 GT OCX Graphics Card... Read more...
When it comes to graphics cards for gaming, most of us desire the creme de la creme, but few of us can justify the expense of purchasing such a product.  That fact, coupled with the additional investment in hardware necessary to adequately back-up a high-end graphics card to ensure maximum enjoyment, can lead to some serious budget concerns.Fortunately, there are a number of mid-range products that often compete very well with higher end cards, while shaving off a fair percentage of the price.  Also common in this market segment are cards tweaked from the factory with higher clock speeds and enhanced cooling to elevate performance, which helps make some mid-range... Read more...
BFG TECHNOLOGIES ANNOUNCES TWO ‘OCX’ OVERCLOCKED GRAPHICS CARDS WITH THERMOINTELLIGENCE CUSTOM COOLING SOLUTION8800 GT OCX and 9600 GT OCX run faster out-of-the-box and operate significantly cooler than stock boards Lake Forest, IL – (June 3, 2008) – BFG Technologies, Inc., the leading North American and European supplier of advanced NVIDIA-based 3D graphics cards, power supplies and other PC enthusiast products, announced today the BFG GeForce 8800 GT OCX and BFG GeForce 9600 GT OCX 512MB PCI Express 2.0 graphics cards.Each new OCX edition features the highest stable clock speeds and a ThermoIntelligence custom cooling solution. The custom fansink  enables the graphics processing unit (GPU)... Read more...
NVIDIA is officially taking the wraps off of their new GeForce 9800 GTX card today.  With its predecessor, the GeForce 8800 GTX's, excellent pedigree the new GeForce 9800 GTX certainly has some pretty big shoes to fill.  Its name alone will make many users assume the GeForce 9800 GTX is NVIDIA's new flagship single GPU powered graphics card.  And technically it is.  But we all know what happens when people assume. Thankfully, there's no longer a need to make any assumptions.  We've got a trio of GeForce 9800 GTX cards in-house from NVIDIA's partners BFG, EVGA, and Zogis and have put them to the test with some of today's popular games running at XHD resolutions in single... Read more...
NVIDIA's onslaught of new graphics cards based on the company's G92 graphics processor continues today with the introduction of the GeForce 9800 GTX.  As its name suggests, the GeForce 9800 GTX is the successor to the wildly popular and unusually long-lived GeForce 8800 GTX.We're sure you all know by now that the GeForce 8800 GTX was introduced in November of 2006 and sat unrivaled at the top of the 3D graphics food chain until the 8800 Ultra was released, which was essentially the same card with a different cooler and higher clock speeds.  From an enthusiast's standpoint, the GeForce 8800 GTX must be looked at as nothing but an overwhelming success.  Regardless of the actual sales... Read more...
In the event that you pointed your browser right to our news section and missed the link at the top of the page, we’re writing to let you all know that we’ve just posted a new article at here HotHardware in which we evaluate the features, performance, and overclockability of BFG’s GeForce 8600 GTS OC2 with Thermo Intelligence cooling.  The BFG GeForce 8600GT OC2 is a factory overclocked version of the NVIDIA GeForce 8600GTS, priced at approximately $229 - $249, and running at a 720MHz core and 1110MHz memory clocks.  Click the link below and check it out... BFG GeForce 8600 GTS OC2... Read more...
Just about four and a half years ago, a company started by ex-Visiontek executives entered the already crowded graphics card market with the hope of capturing the enthusiast and hardcore gaming audience. The plan was to factory overclock many of their products, offer a life time warranty, and have a dedicated 24/7 technical support staff ready to answer any questions or troubleshoot any problems end users may encounter throughout the life of their cards. Fast forward to present day, and BFG is well respected in the enthusiast and gamer communities, and in addition to their top to bottom graphics line, they now have a growing motherboard, power supply, and even physics card lineup. With... Read more...
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